Ya gotta see this Video!

by midasman09 Banned
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This was my first Video for a restaurant. It got me started into "Video Marketing".

I'm posting this because a number of warriors have asked to see "one of my videos".

I've removed all the contact info. Don't pay attention to the photos....they were made from copies of photos. HOWEVER....pay attention to the MUSIC background. See if it gets you inspired or emotionally involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kTOIMJkAK8


Thanks for watching.

Don Alm
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
      I know you didn't post for this reason but you could go back and sell them a new one or have a pleasant evening out with your wife getting fed and watered.

      Unless you don't live there anymore.

      Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar - Video

      Dan
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    Very nice job!
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  • Profile picture of the author SashaLee
    Holy Camoly!

    NOWHERE in this VIDEO is there:

    The restaurant's PHONE number

    The restaurant's ADDRESS

    NO CALL TO ACTION

    All I see is low resolution fuzzy photos.

    And this is what "THE SALES MAN" produces as a SALES video?

    Wow. That's all I can say.

    Sasha
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    • Profile picture of the author EmergencyMonkey
      Originally Posted by SashaLee View Post

      Holy Camoly!

      NOWHERE in this VIDEO is there:

      The restaurant's PHONE number

      The restaurant's ADDRESS

      NO CALL TO ACTION

      All I see is low resolution fuzzy photos.

      And this is what "THE SALES MAN" produces as a SALES video?

      Wow. That's all I can say.

      Sasha
      Sasha,
      The OP stated they removed the contact info and to "pay no attention to the photos".

      They wanted you to listen to the background music. That's all. Read the post again.
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    • Profile picture of the author bluecoyotemedia
      Sasha

      in all your emotional excitement

      you did not read the OP post



      Originally Posted by SashaLee View Post

      Holy Camoly!

      NOWHERE in this VIDEO is there:

      The restaurant's PHONE number

      The restaurant's ADDRESS

      NO CALL TO ACTION

      All I see is low resolution fuzzy photos.

      And this is what "THE SALES MAN" produces as a SALES video?

      Wow. That's all I can say.

      Sasha
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      • Profile picture of the author midasman09
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        Hey folks....as I mentioned above....please DON'T comment on the quality or the "missing stuff" of the video.....I'd just like to hear what you think about the MUSIC!

        Do you see how it "flows" with the photos? Does it "grab" you? I spent lots of time working with timing the music with the photos and I was just curious as to WHAT you thought about the Music background.

        Anyone.....?

        Thanks,
        Don Alm
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        • Profile picture of the author misterme
          Originally Posted by midasman09 View Post

          Do you see how it "flows" with the photos? Does it "grab" you? I spent lots of time working with timing the music with the photos and I was just curious as to WHAT you thought about the Music background.
          I'm in the visual arts business, Don, and have made dozens of slideshow videos for my clients, so I think I can weigh in with a critique for you.

          But I need to touch on the timing and the transitions in addition to the music because they're obviously related to each other.

          First let me warn you: don't fall in love with what you create.

          The slides are up too long. Try to keep them at about 3 seconds each.

          The music reminds me of Yanni and his genre, in and of itself that's fine, but I'm not sure if it fits this purpose unless the majority of the restaurant's diners are into that genre of music. It's an Italian restaurant, isn't that right? Yanni's more "new world." He's also from the 90's, which in today's world is already perceived as vintage and out of date.

          The way to time images with music is to move the images on the down beat. The music's a four quarter beat so it's 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4... with 1 being the down beat, but I'm seeing wipes take longer than a beat.

          Plus to throw in every conceivable transition is the sign of an amateur. With a professional design, less is more. The art direction of a piece has a small palette and remains consistent and cohesive throughout the entire work. The effects shouldn't distract from the images. If it does, it's a bad design.

          It's these little design differences that make all the difference.

          The place has horrible Yelp reviews, by the way. So be sure to show diners having a great time, not just sitting around slurping up spaghetti when you do get around to choosing images. Hire a pro photographer.
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    Did it get top rank for "ambrosia restaurant eugene oregon" search term? Did they pay $190 for this and $190 a month for that search term?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheBigBee
    Had a chance to really look at this.

    A slide show video doesn't suit a restaurant well. A plumber or contractor certainly.

    The goal is to get folks to fall in love with the place right? 80% of your time should be focused on organizing gorgeous photos you or a photographer took of the dishes. That's IF you are going to do slides.

    I would make a case for getting a smart phone with a really good camera and taking some simple videos and editing those together.

    If you click the link to some stuff I produced above you will see how music precisely should and can be used for Internet marketing videos.

    You really inspired me to Picasso on this... Gotta storyboard for restaurants! :-)
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  • Yes, the music was very engaging. It swept me through the power point presentation format nicely.

    You did a good job on the visual as well.

    LLS
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  • Profile picture of the author misterme
    Maybe the intent of this thread is to rack up views for the video.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      It's terrible on many levels, including the aspects you are "allowing" us to comment on. If I saw a business with a video like this in my market, I would consider them a good prospect - for me!
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      • Profile picture of the author midasman09
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        Yup.....my "purpose" here was NOT to get more "views" for a 4yr old video.

        My "purpose" was to show that....you DON'T NEED "Hollywood-Style" vids to make money!

        Maybe in BIG cities with fancy French eateries. Hey! I'm talkin about "small town America"!

        Granted....the vids I do nowadays are much better BUT.....ya don't have to be a PRO to get biz to pay ya.

        Don Alm.....amateur videoographer
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        • Profile picture of the author BamIPD
          The music doesn't give me the impression "fine Italian dining".

          I do, however, feel like eating some dirty chicken wings and drinking a PBR in a dark bar.
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        • Profile picture of the author TheBigBee
          Originally Posted by midasman09 View Post


          My "purpose" was to show that....you DON'T NEED "Hollywood-Style" vids to make money!
          Don Alm,

          Can you post a poll to ask Warriors to rate that video on the scale of 1-10?

          -TBB
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          • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
            Interesting discussion here.

            What determines whether a video is "good enough" or not?

            With regards to Don's video, does it matter if the restaurant owner
            and perhaps his customers, liked it?

            If they liked it, for whatever reason, does that outweigh all of the technical aspects combined?

            What do you think?
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            • Profile picture of the author misterme
              Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

              Interesting discussion here.

              What determines whether a video is "good enough" or not?

              With regards to Don's video, does it matter if the restaurant owner
              and perhaps his customers, liked it?

              If they liked it, for whatever reason, does that outweigh all of the technical aspects combined?

              What do you think?
              I'll tell you what I KNOW. That forms the basis for what I think.

              Most people are average. I know that's kind of common sense. Point is, they're content with average or "good enough."

              Average is a nice way of saying "mediocre", "ordinary", "common", "pedestrian", "passable", "humdrum", "nothing special", "tolerable."

              Look online at all the underexposed, grainy, red eyed, blurry shots people post. It's good enough for them.

              Look at the lines of people auditioning in city after city for American Idol who can't sing but think they
              can and have families and friends backing them up telling them how fantastic they are.

              Go into most any mall and look how sloppy people dress in public.

              Watch a public access cable show and look how lousy the production's typically handled. Look how terrible the talent comes off.

              Well, making a good looking video is subject to the same thing. To do it well, like most anything else in life, requires expertise, skill sets and talent.

              Typically a video's creator has their ego involved - it's their baby after all "look what I made! I worked so hard on it!" - so they think their baby's the most beautiful baby they've ever seen. Even when it's down right fugly.

              The restaurant owners are delighted by the novelty, thrilled and proud of seeing their place featured in a video.

              The restaurant customers want to be supportive of the restaurant owners and so they say nice things about the video just like those friends and families of the American Idol contestants.
              Even if they think otherwise, they don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

              So it doesn't matter if people "like" it. The question remains: is the video effective?

              I imagine there's all levels of effectiveness. All I know is low production values vs better production values works for some people and not others.

              Depends if you want the people who don't look at low production value because those that do notice it may consider it an indicator of the quality and service the restaurant serves up.
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  • Profile picture of the author THK
    You asked about the music. Well...it is a nice music. But that's all it is.

    If it was suppose to do something different, it didn't. For me atleast. It didn't motivate me in any way. Maybe I am dense when it comes to music.

    But if this is getting them sales, that's all that matters isn't it.

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