According to prolific video blogger Thomas “TomSka” Ridgewell, Oreo asked him to produce a sponsored video for their Play With Oreo campaign. His response: “TOMSKA VS OREO,” a hilariously twisted video that begins with an Oreo magic trick and a peppy jingle and ends in murder and chaos. In his video description TomSka indicates that Oreo found the video “too violent.” As yet there’s no word from Oreo so TomSka’s tale cannot be corroborated. But the jingle…
two best friends.
This Oreo friendship will never end.
Even when life gets tough,
We stick together like cookies and white stuff.
O! R! E! O!
O! R! E! O!
Friends together to the end,
friendship, Oreos, and friendly friends!
Here’s everything you need to know about my next video pic.twitter.com/bS4vV0NUwt
— TomSka (@thetomska) April 11, 2015
A bit of backstory: in 2014 TomSka created a sponsored video for Oreo as part of an ad campaign in which the cookie brand recruited notable British video bloggers to make online videos about Oreos. The campaign made the news when it was censured by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority for not clearly identifying as advertising.
People on the streets of New York City are captured in brief yet compelling moments in the ethereal short film “MOMENTS // NEW YORK CITY” by cinematographers Tim Sessler and Cameron Michael. The film’s gently wandering feel was accomplished with Mimic and MOVI M15 camera stabilizers from Freefly Systems. The filmmakers describe the experience of shooting with the stabilizers in this blog post. And as this behind-the-scenes video illustrates, the stabilizers are simple enough to use that non-professionals (in this case, New York City pedestrians) can use them.
In advance of the April 18th premiere of the third season, the incredibly talented cast of the hit BBC America series Orphan Black attempt to summarize the entire series for Entertainment Weekly in less than thirty seconds with commendable results.
The first season of Orphan Black is currently free for Amazon Prime members.