This is a video made by Broadcast Arts, one of the first places I ever worked. Broadcast arts was a special effects studio in New York City.
It was the studio that created the early versions of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, scores of MTV "bumpers" (the little animated shorts of the MTV logo) as well as commercials such as the first and second "Bud Bowl" and hundreds upon hundreds of other special effects oriented commercials and short form work.
This film, made for the PBS show "Alive from Off Center" really captured the attitude and essence of the studio. Most of the performers in the film (and it was shot on film, not video) were actually employees of the company at the time. The conference room is - exactly - as the conference room was when I worked there. The effects within the film are some of the sorts of things I worked on back then when effects like that were done with a combination of mechanical wizardry and post-production. No computer graphics here. Enjoy this wonderful parody of the advertising business.
This was pulled from a decaying VHS tape that was a dupe of a dupe of a 3/4" Umatic tape, there's a few glitches, I'm glad I was able to save it to digital form before the tape totally gave out.