Avid TripAdvisor user Oscar Lopez is a dog lover who often requires pet friendly hotels when he travels. So, it was a natural fit when he used his experiences planning trips with his faithful companion as the basis for his TripAdvisor TV ad contest submission. His dog was happy to oblige. “My dog loves the camera,” says Oscar.
Oscar is thrilled his film was chosen among the winners. How will he use his $10K Runner Up prize? After he pays off some bills, Oscar plans to head to Vienna and Budapest.
What inspired you to participate in the TripAdvisor Ad Contest?
I received an email from TripAdvisor. I always use it and a friend of mine is always traveling with pets and having trouble. I have a dog too, and when I go on TripAdvisor I’m not only looking for a great hotel but also one that caters to those pet-friendly needs.
How did you come up with the idea for your winning entry in the TripAdvisor Ad Contest?
I was trying to base it on the theme that you had included on the site. I thought of contrast between cat condo vs. great pet friendly place.
Who, if anyone, helped you with your winning entry?
No help, except for my dog.
What is some of your previous ad/filmmaking experience?
I am a graphic designer and I love photography – nothing else as far as professional filmmaking experience.
Any famous film that influenced you? What is your favorite film of all time?
Classic Disney – Pinocchio