"I Am Ron Paul" Political Ad Produced by Icarus Burning
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“I am Ron Paul” (Commercial)


“The fact is, you don’t know what directing is until the sun is setting and you’ve got to get five shots and you’re only going to get two.” – David Fincher


I directed this fan-based political ad for political blog Dawn of the Weak. This was my very first time wielding a camera and directing people and I was rather nervous to do it, but was really happy to be doing it alongside my producer and friend Todd Sapio who put the legs on the project in the first place. For my first time shooting, editing and publishing a video I was happy it managed to garner over 9,000 views and numerous embeds on political websites. In addition to the video side, it was fun to add in some typography effects to enhance the message. I also used my YouTube knowledge to use best practices for maximum impact on the YouTube community.