Scene in Cannes: Reenact a Famous Viral Ad [Video]

  |  June 20, 2011   |  Comments

Popular ads get personal with green screen reenactments, courtesy of YouTube.

Cannes, France-- Any lady saddened that her man is not Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa now has an option other than giving him body wash: She can cast the lug in a green screen reenactment of Mustafa's first ad for the brand.

Well, she can if her man is in Cannes this week.

YouTube has installed a mini-production studio on the main floor of the Palais des Festivals, where the Cannes Lions ad festival is playing out. People can reenact one of two viral hits: Old Spice's "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" or Tipp-Ex's "A Hunter Shoots a Bear."

In the video below, you can see a bit of the process and hear a few words about it from YouTube's A/V guy:

And here's the final product, starring festival-goer Vitaliy Volkov:

About 220 delegates have created more than 150 ads since the festival kicked off yesterday. Once recorded, YouTube uploads these renditions to a dedicated channel.

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