5 Hour Energy Drink

In case you missed it, here’s the commercial I recently did for 5 Hour Energy Drink.

While standing in the hardware store in costume waiting for the lights and camera to be set for the next shot, a customer asked me where something was.  I had no idea what the thing was that he was asking for and I told him so.  He looked at me like I was the worst employee ever.  I explained that I was in the commercial.  He continued to look at my with disbelief.  It wasn’t until he walked away that I realized he must have thought that the store was showcasing their worst employee in a television commercial.  I wanted to run after him and tell him that I wasn’t really an employee and that I’m really a comedian, but instead I pulled out my notebook and started writing a bit about it.

The crew for this thing was pretty fantastic and detail focused.  The colors in each shot were important.  No labels of real life things are showing.   The angle I held the “hero” bottle and opened it at the :24 second mark had to be perfect.  It was a pretty fascinating experience.

And for the record, I’ve used 5 Hour Energy Drink and it’s good….particularly the Pomegranate.

Oh yeah…and to nerd out even further, I love it that my first shot is a subtle version of the famous Chief Brody Jaws shot!


About Mike Bobbitt

Sometimes professional storyteller.

Posted on June 3, 2011, in More Misadventures! and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Totally just saw this commercial last night Mike. Haha, I thought that was you. Way to go!

  2. Hi uncle mike its your favorite niece! i was on you tube watching a Friday parody and your commercial was the advertisement was your commercial! so i looked it up to show Jake and we both did a little mini celebration. just saying.

  3. sorry. bad grammar. i meant to say your commertial was the ad on the video.

  4. Wow, this article is fastidious, my younger sister is analyzing these things, so I am
    going to convey her.

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