Bonus Stuff #1: The Unparalleled Windenburg Baking Show Commercial

Writing this story has inspired me to try all sorts of nerdy and ridiculous things that don’t fit into a regular chapter. If I do make something bonus for the story, I’ll make a mid-week post (probably on Wednesdays).

So far, I’ve just been calling anything extra that isn’t the main storyline “bonus”, but other than that, I don’t got a plan for it so you know, stay tuned.

For now, please enjoy my commercial for The Unparalleled Windenburg Baking Show aka my loving homage to one of my FAVORITE reality TV shows: The Great British Baking Show. I imagine it’s what my characters saw that fateful night on TV (and yes, this will be the set I use in the story, it was a complete blast to build!).

painful things i learned while making this 59 second trailer

  • Video in the sims is hard! So much trial and error! I had to convert all the clips, save them to google docs and then edit them on my iPad because for reasons I don’t understand, all my clips came out corrupted and only the iMovie app seemed to be able to do anything with them. It took me so long to figure out how to record it in the first place, that I couldn’t bear to go back in and do it over. So basically, this is the best thing I could make with the sections of the video that weren’t all wonky.)
  • I’ll probably try making something like this again because I’m a glutton for punishment lol
  • Honestly, calling it the Unparalleled Windenburg Baking Show is an attack on myself. It’s impossible to spell unparalleled right and I’ve already had to correct it so many times! I’m a fool! But it’s too late now!
  • Kymber
    Oct 24, 2019

    This is fantastic! xo

    • feroshgirl
      Oct 24, 2019

      Thank you! Things you can’t see: one of my baking show contestants set themselves on fire while Rory Webber was posing for the camera lol. Another reason why this had to happen in one take hahahahha!

  • Dolly Llama
    Oct 24, 2019

    Dawg, that was EXTENSIVE. What’s that ghost doing?

    • feroshgirl
      Oct 24, 2019

      hahaha oh just you wait. (but also ghosts are impossible on that lot. they never get out the damn way)

  • theplumbob
    Jul 3, 2020

    I love this, can’t imagine the amount of work that took! The host looks like a riot. I also like the little details, like the show being produced by the Landgraabs – of course it is!

    • feroshgirl
      Jul 4, 2020

      Haha it was so insane! Thank you, I’m glad you like it. I’m in the middle of writing “season 3” of the story so I might try my hand at another trailer. I got a new computer so I’m hoping it will be way less painful!

  • sirianasims
    Sep 26, 2022

    Oh My God.

    First of all, something about the music and the panning over all the stuff happening reminds me of old Sims 2 ads, it’s amazing and nostalgic.






    And of course Malcolm just had to put his name on it, love it ❤️😂
    “Let me tell you about being executive producer. It is not a job, it’s a title. Don’t go around asking executive producers what they do because they don’t do anything, alright?” – Morgan Freeman

    Finally, holy shit. I rewatch the chapter 12 machinima from The Strauds at least 2-3 times a week because it gives me life, and it is absolutely mind-blowing how far you’ve come. Like, this video was great, definitely on par with a lot of the good stuff out there, and I loved it. But your current work is PURE ART and I’m here for it, even though I feel bad for encouraging your 100 % maximum no chill ❤️

    • feroshgirl
      Sep 27, 2022

      Thank you! LOL when I look back on this machinima I just giggle. It was so hard and took me so long and it is awful hahhahahaha. But I’ve learned a lot since then, so thank you!

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