Business Video Ideas: Parody Video

This is one of the most fun videos that you will create. A parody video is a video that takes something from pop culture, and recreates it popularizing your company and brand. Your source could be a movie, tv show, or even another YouTube video. Take a look at the shameless promotion video I worked on:

This was definitely a fun video to shoot. We twisted the words of Gangnam Style to fit our Condom PSA. It received plenty of views, and had a good reception.

There is a catch about making a parody video. Some things in pop culture last longer than others. Quote Pulp Fiction, and people will get it and understand where it is from. Mention a fleeting fad like twerking, and it will sound dated before your video is even posted.

Want to have fun and create a parody video? Contact me and I’ll make it with you.

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Royalty-free music

Because copyright infringement has been a hot topic recently, I feel that this post should be helpful.

When you’re making a film, short, or commercial, a lot of times you’ll need to add music in to enhance the experience. However, for those of us without access to someone who creates their own music, this can be difficult to do. And because most of the music out there is copyrighted, it costs an excessive amount to acquire the licenses, it pushes the project outside of the budget range.

I have two websites that you can use as resources to acquire music for your project. Their cost is much smaller than it would be to create your own, or to license the most recent top 40 hit.

The First is Freeplay Music. It has a laundry list of different genres and situations that are available to download. And if it is something that you want to use, there are different pricing structures depending on your needs.

The Second is Audio Jungle. This site has everything from background audio to sound effects. Most tracks are extremely affordable. As with most sites, there is also a pricing structure based on how you will be using the sound files.

And there you have it: places to acquire audio for your productions. Use them often!

Edit: Don’t forget Music Revolution! Details in first comment. My favorite feature is being able to select music based on the influences that you want. In other words, if you want to use Guns ‘N Roses, but Axl Rose is asking for more than your budget, they have some more affordable options.