CreditCards.com: The Music Video


I worked at CreditCards.com as an editorial assistant and later as a multimedia producer. One day a coworker and I decided we'd create something no one knew about in the credit card world: What it's like to work on an editorial team for a credit card website.

Luckily my coworker and I had already created a beat and vocoded my voice saying "credit cards dot com" as a joke. I don't know why we did that in the first place. But we did. So we took it, wrote some lyrics about our everyday life at work and made the track in Reason. Then we took the song and went out to record a video for it, filming our cubes, office, kitchen and other places around Austin, TX. I also set up a green screen in our studio and recorded us doing all kinds of nonsense.

Once I had all the footage, I loosely laid it out in After Effects, keyed the green screen footage and dropped the "mastered" tracked in. Then I (overly) color corrected the footage, added in some giant computers, Google web results and obnoxiously large credit card backgrounds, and hit render.

The result was great. It not only shows a day in life of your common office laxy, but shows you can have fun at work if you have a cool enough boss. And I did.

Tools used:
Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and Bridge
Apple Compressor
Ableton Live
Reason 4.0
Izotope Ozone 5
Canon Vixia HF M500