This video commercial was created in the summer of 2011 as part of the advertising campaign for Hackney Library's third annual Band Book Tour Open House event. The 2011 Open House was slightly different from past open house events; rather than having individual bands perform full sets of music as they had in the past, this year's event featured jam sessions in which individual members of a number of bands jammed together in various configurations on commonly-known songs.
Because of the jam session structure, this event needed to be advertised differently from previous Band Book Tour events; we needed to catch people's attention in a new way. Sci-fi references and a good dose of humor seemed to be the way to approach it.
Steven Stewart, Library Technical Associate for Outreach and Public Services, compiled this video in Sony Vegas using public domain music and video clips from The Internet Archive, and free video clips from Demolitionfilms.com.
And as the video states, no libraries were actually harmed in the creation of this video.
Last updated September 30, 2011