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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Assignment: Commercial

This is part of a series suggesting different ways to use Moviestorm in schools or other educational environments. They also make useful exercises for film-makers wanting to develop and practice different film-making techniques. Many more lesson plans and ideas, with free downloadable resources, can be found on the Moviestorm Web site.

Assignment: Commercial
Make a TV commercial for a real or fictional product. Limit yourself to 30 seconds.

This was produced for a competition run by Doritos in the UK.

Suggested techniques

Make sure the sound and music matches the video.

Watch lots of TV ads and copy the style.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • This helps students understand media and promotions.
  • Limiting them to short spots helps them get their message across in a concise way.
  • The student needs to understand sound and graphic design as well as video.


  • Ages 14+
  • Suitable for groups or solo work
  • Business, media and design


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