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Old Aug 9, 2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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Me in a Subaru Ad

In June, an ad agency got a hold of me because they were scouting talent for a Subaru commercial starring real owners doing real things. They saw my off road YouTube videos with my Subaru, and contacted me. A couple weeks later, I was on set, being the "talent" for this commercial. I'm not usually the type to get in front of a camera, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thrilled to do it.

Amazing experience, and I was extremely happy with the outcome! Just aired earlier tonight on Discovery.

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Old Aug 9, 2012, 02:05 AM   #2
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Wow, it turned out great and you did a wonderful job.
I have a few questions: where was it shot, do you actually rock climb and is that also your voice?
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 02:12 AM   #3
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Great commercial. Happy for ya.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 02:12 AM   #4
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Wow, it turned out great and you did a wonderful job.
I have a few questions: where was it shot, do you actually rock climb and is that also your voice?
That was shot north of Santa Fe, NM at Ghost Ranch. It's private land where they shot a couple of movies (Indiana Jones, No Country for Old Men, Cowboys and Aliens, etc.)

Yes, that is my voice, and I do actually rock climb (and ice climb, hike, mountain bike, scramble, etc. I love adventure sports). Everything in the commercial is real. I was driving the car in all the shots, climbed, scrambled, etc. It was an absolute blast.

I was worried about how my voice would come out, being that we did the recording (which was me talking for 2 hours about my random adventures) at 7:00am in my hotel room with a ton of audio equipment. lol.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 03:38 AM   #5
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Great insight into how a commercial is all fleshed out. How long did the driving/climbing aka action shots take? A week, a day, a few hours? Did they also mount a DSLR camera on your Subaru for that 'into the cabin' shot?
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 04:09 AM   #6
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Wow that's really neat! Congratulations

The commercial is really great - I like it!
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 05:11 AM   #7
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That was really awesome! Congrats!!!!
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 06:10 AM   #8
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that turned out beautifully. well in, mate!
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 07:07 AM   #9
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its a great ad.

Did they pay you? or you did it out of pure enjoyment?
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 07:18 AM   #10
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what kind of subaru do you have? what year and model?

Great video btw!
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 07:54 AM   #11
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Fantastic ad and experience, thanks for sharing.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 08:35 AM   #12
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That is pretty awesome. Nicely done.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 08:53 AM   #13
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Where the hell was the plug for MacRumors!

I like your outlook on life, there's always a next adventure.
Great job and congrats Josh!
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 09:37 AM   #14
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How much did they pay
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 10:17 AM   #15
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Thats awesome Congrats!!!!
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 11:17 AM   #16
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wow, thats brilliant, congrats man!!!!
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 11:34 AM   #17
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That was a pretty sweet commercial!
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 03:07 PM   #18
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Cool!
I loooove Subaru!
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Nice commercial, didn't care for the soundtrack much.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 03:36 PM   #20
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That's pretty awesome, man.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 03:49 PM   #21
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That's pretty cool. Nice job! How'd they pick you?
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 04:22 PM   #22
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nice.

did they give u a free subaru afteR?
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 04:26 PM   #23
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You did a great job! BTW, I've been buying and leasing Subaru's since 1996. I think they're great cars.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 05:50 PM   #24
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Good job! We have a Forester and have been happy with it.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 06:54 PM   #25
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Very nice effort!
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