When it comes to big personalities, no one does it better than USA Network. And when it comes to big moments, there are no bigger moments than the action on WWE’s Monday Night RAW. So… how about we mash some of these characters and moments together – pairing over the top commentary & audio from Monday Night RAW with USA fan favorites like Law & Order: SVU, Chrisley Knows Best, Growing Up Chrisley, the upcoming Chucky TV series, or Chicago PD?
That’s the goal here: we’re looking for you to create an entertaining :30 mashup video juxtaposing scenes from some of USA Network’s most popular TV shows with existing commentary or audio from Monday Night RAW. What you decide to pair is entirely up to you, but the goal is definitely to go for laughs. We’ve also provided a list of TV shows that you can pull from in the Background section below, but note that no USA Network branding or title cards are necessary for your video. This isn’t ultimately about paying fan service to existing fans of any particular program; it’s about entertaining everyone, and converting fans of one show to become fans of the channel itself.
Cleverness is key with any mashup – it has to feel unexpected and surprising – and much of that comes from some kind of comedic twist, so think about how you’re going to set expectations, and then you’re going to defy them to get a laugh. It’s also important that your edit feels seamless, so think about trying to establish some consistency in the cuts through dialogue, grammar, music, and other audio. The internet does great mashup commentary videos like this all the time, with everything from kitty cats to shopping carts in a windy parking lot, so there’s tons of inspiration out there, and we know you’ll have fun here.
For your pitch submission, we’re looking for you to edit a :30 sample video pairing audio from Monday Night RAW with a scene (or scenes) from one of the series in the Background. It’s not realistic that we’d be able to provide assets for this phase, so you should scour YouTube and any other sources you have for the footage and audio you need to build your edit. We’ll ultimately provide high-res footage if you’re selected. For any questions or other project updates, check out the Project Forum.
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