Video Super Heroes: LARQ
Laughter Leads The Way To A Great Video!
How do you give your video complete differentiation, and still keep it appealing?
Do what LARQ did, and make your video absolutely hilarious!
Let’s take a look at how they make this video SO appealing.
This videos has a fantastic use of sound effects to build comedy.
- Crash of water bottles
- Crash of bowling pins
- Swishes, swoops, swirls
- bones cracking
- Water splashing
The way they use sound effects here really add to the impact of their jokes. In film, sound will actually make or break your video. If you can do something unique with sound or sound effects, you can really stand out.
Making A Mockery Of Reusable Water Bottles
They get really clear on the pain points, by mocking all the problems of a the common reusable water bottle:
- They smell bad
- Collect lots of odour
- Worse than your dog bowl or your “loo seat”
- Very hard to clean; “How’s that hand-yoga working out?”
By making a joke of almost every pain point, they’re really building up the tension.
Tension and release tension doesn’t just make great storytelling, it makes great comedy!
Metaphors That Work
The next thing they do super well in this comedy video is their use of metaphors.
How are you going to describe that there is bacteria in the bottles in a simple and cost effective way?
They’ve already invested in a great script, a movie set, props, and a quality actor. Now they need to portray that your water bottle is filled with bacteria.
So they inundate the character with fluff balls to portray all the germ buildup.
Then they use a bowling metaphor to show how UV light from the bottle kills germs – Brilliant!
Always remember, metaphors can work really well to portray (hard to explain) problems and solutions in your comedy video.
Overall, my critique is that it’s funny, witty, and well written.
They covered the pain point really well, and made the solution sound like a miracle!