Star Lord, Thor, and Sauron all walk into a bar in downtown Tampa this weekend, it’s not a portal to Asgard …it’s Tampa Bay Comic Con! This year we had the excellent opportunity to film a TV commercial for the 2016 convention (Aug 5-7) right here in our St Petersburg video production studio. The commercial link is below, and it’s also running on TV right now!
Each year Tampa Bay Comic Con (TBCC) hosts one of the largest conventions in Florida, with exhibitors like New Force Comics, cosplayers like Jessica Nigri, and panels with famous actors and actresses like Norman Reedus (aka Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead), Ian McDiarmid (known for playing Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars), and many others.
Last year we hosted the TBCC team in our St Petersburg green screen studio to film an exciting commercial. This year we continued the tradition in our Tampa white cyc video studio with a cosplay parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. Heroes and characters flooded our studio- everything from The Walking Dead’s “Rick” to “Anna” from Frozen and “Barry Allen” from the DC Universe; needless to say the production went by in a Flash!
We filmed the commercial with our Canon C300, Canon cinema lenses, and state of the art studio lighting system to ensure top video quality. After principal photography, it was time to head to our Tampa recording studio to record our own Tampa Comic Con-inspired song – a version of “Shake It Off”. We then imported footage of the amazing cosplayers into our post-production suite to edit the clips to the song, and then color grade the final TV commercial!
We had a ton of fun in the studio filming the commercial, and now we look forward to attending Tampa Bay Comic Con all weekend, where we’ll also be filming a behind-the-scenes video, highlighting all of the amazing moments, panels, and of course all of the fans and cosplayers!
In the meantime, check out the finished Tampa Bay Comic Con TV Commercial below:
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