For our final project in NMAC 3145, we had to make a Thanksgiving themed film trailer. Since my family doesn’t really do Thanksgiving (it’s only the 6 of us in my immediate family and then an aunt, uncle, and cousin in my extended family) so I picked a theme that’s universal for even those who don’t actually celebrate Thanksgiving during the Thanksgiving week: Traffic!
The requirements were to make it look like a trailer as much as you could, to have layered audio, and for it to be Thanksgiving themed. I managed to do those things! I did mine in the style of a drama but so that it’s a spoof comedy, of sorts. The contents are humorous but when styled like a drama, it’s even funnier. Hopefully you guys think so, too!
(We were also supposed to have a script to turn in, and I’m not sure where exactly, so I’m just gonna put a read-more below the video and post it there. You guys can ignore that part!)
(This is the script for this video, for teacher purposes, you guys can ignore this!)
Every Year at thanksgiving
Thousands of people travel home
Traffic over the steering wheel. Cars stopped in most directions. Speedometer in foreground.
Girl: “Uh… huh.”
At the same time
Girl sitting in car in traffic.
GIRL: “It’s fine. It’s fine.”
Witness the harrowing tale
Girl sitting in car in traffic. Girl groans in frustration.
GIRL: “Come on!”
Of one woman’s experience with…
Girl sitting in car in traffic. Girl listening to ‘learn Spanish’ program.
GIRL: (repeating audio badly)”Hola. Como estas. Buenos Dias.”
Girl sitting in car in traffic. Girl speaks fluent Spanish, indicating a lot of time has passed.
GIRL: “Ay dios mio, cuando finalisara el traffico?!”
Girl crying in car.
GIRL: “I just wanna go home.”
Girl reading in car.
Girl singing in car.
GIRL: “We’ll have a blue Christmas without you.”
Girl sleeping in car. Horn honks. Girl wakes up.
GIRL: “It’s moving!”
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