Me in a Subaru Ad

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  1. Blue Fox, Aug 8, 2012
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    Blue Fox

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    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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    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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    Great commercial. Happy for ya. :)
     
  4. Blue Fox, Aug 9, 2012
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    Blue Fox

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    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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    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?
    Thanks
     
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    Wow that's really neat! Congratulations :)

    The commercial is really great - I like it!
     
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    That was really awesome! Congrats!!!! :D
     
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    that turned out beautifully. well in, mate!
     
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    its a great ad.

    Did they pay you? or you did it out of pure enjoyment?
     
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    what kind of subaru do you have? what year and model?

    Great video btw!
     
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    Fantastic ad and experience, thanks for sharing. :cool:
     
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    That is pretty awesome. Nicely done.
     
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    Where the hell was the plug for MacRumors! :mad: ;)

    I like your outlook on life, there's always a next adventure.
    Great job and congrats Josh! :D
     
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    How much did they pay :D
     
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    Thats awesome Congrats!!!!
     
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    wow, thats brilliant, congrats man!!!!
     
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    That was a pretty sweet commercial!
     
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    hobbyrennfahrer

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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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    That's pretty awesome, man. :D
     
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    That's pretty cool. Nice job! How'd they pick you?
     
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    nice.

    did they give u a free subaru afteR?:p
     
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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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    Good job! We have a Forester and have been happy with it.
     
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    Very nice effort!
     

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