My disaster movie was a blast! I could put Barbie through hurricanes, dinosaur attacks and volcano eruptions and not feel bad, because she’s a doll!
This shoot was fun but it took quite a while. The editing took even longer but I’m happy with the result. I hope it’s funny because that’s all I was trying to do. There’s nothing informative or educational about this. It’s just supposed to be fun.
I thought of this having seen many trailers of movies, “in a world where Barbie goes through hell all in one day….” I thought of all the disasters movies I have seen: Earthquake, Towering inferno, Airport 76, The Poseidon Adventure, Jurassic Park, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012 and just went for it. There was not just one disaster but many! I was going to use more food for effects ( the hail storm was Kixx cereal) but the other disasters just did not lend themselves to that.
The coughing sound effects in the volcano scene are real as I’m still fighting a cold. I just left it in. The volcano was done by putting charcoal at the bottom of a mud pile, lighting it and splashing lighter fluid on it.
For the ending I had originally just had Barbie recuperating in the hospital but I remembered I have a Freddy Kruger doll and thought that would make a much better ending. Barbie thought everything was fine but no, Freddy came for her!
So as my final project I hope this looks good and entertains.
By Melissa Norton