PWPLLC First Video

I used Windows movie maker for this. This is my first attempt. Once I watch it a few times I will hate it and redo it...

Give me some feedback please:cool:

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Steven Button

Administrator
Hey Nicole

I like the before and after of the dock doors!

I think the video is a good showcase of your work... QUALITY!!! :D

Is the video intended for marketing? It would really 'beef it up' if you had some motion picture, video, or more moving text and transitions.

... but hey, I don't have a marketing movie, presentation or slideshow yet!! so take my comments for what they are worth!! :p

... oh yeah, the music - ROCK AND ROLL BABY !!!!:cool:
 
I love that song, wtf ant?....haha, this isnt for mass production by any means. I think some nice elevator music would work for that...
 

Sparklean

New member
1) The music has profanity in it so I think that's a major negative.
2) The music talks about drinking and clubs so that's a major negative.
3) The before and after pictures should try to be taken from the same angles.
4) When you have an after picture that doesn't effectively show how clean something became (ie: wet concrete) don't include it in the slide or go wait until the concrete is dry to take the picture.
5) Blue text on a black background doesn't grab my attention.
 

Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
Staff member
1) The music has profanity in it so I think that's a major negative.
2) The music talks about drinking and clubs so that's a major negative.
3) The before and after pictures should try to be taken from the same angles.
4) When you have an after picture that doesn't effectively show how clean something became (ie: wet concrete) don't include it in the slide or go wait until the concrete is dry to take the picture.
5) Blue text on a black background doesn't grab my attention.

I didnt notice it, good point. It might offend someone, the world is getting pretty loose with marketing.

I see your points and its definitly something to look at.
 
Adam - The music is not for release to customers. I know that it is a bad choice of song, I just happen to actually like it so I threw it on there for the PWI board. I will definetely change before I release publicaly to potential customers or for website use.

Thanks for the note on the blue and black, I may change to lime green or a lighter shade of blue.

I try to get the same angles on the before and after, but dont always get it right.

As far as wet after photos, I dont typically want to wait around for hours for the area to dry. I think you can still tell that the area is cleaner.
 

HotShot_Anthony

Greaser of the Year
wow, I didn't actually think people really liked that kind of music. I always thought it was some cruel joke instigated by Bush and the republicans to torture the prisoners at Club Gitmo!
 

Sparklean

New member
I try to get the same angles on the before and after, but dont always get it right.

As far as wet after photos, I dont typically want to wait around for hours for the area to dry. I think you can still tell that the area is cleaner.

Here's what I do to help ensure that I'm taking pictures from the same angle. Problem is, I often take TOO many pictures and forget my marks, but anyway.

I pick a spot to stand either in line with a tree and X paces over, or whatever works for you. Just mark you spot. Then, when I go to take the picture I try to line up the walls or the windows or cracks in the concrete (SOMETHING) with the picture frame shown in the preview (I don't know the technical term, I apologize). Then, when I'm done, I go back to the spot I stood in before, line the camera up on those walls or windows or cracks in the concrete and voila, a picture that's only a few degrees off. Normally a simple scaling in Photoshop makes the subtle angle difference even less noticeable.

As for waiting around for hours, I agree don't do it. Unless the water is pooling or the sun is not shining brightly then I don't have to wait at all . . . I just finish up the job and when I'm done I can snap the pictures. If it's a really impressive job and it's still wet then perhaps go by in a few days (next time you're in the area) and take pictures of the dry concrete. Wet concrete always looks darker and therefore not as clean.
 

JohnB

JohnB
Very Nice Nicole.... Hey by the way we got back from out of town and I only got like 14.5 MPG on the F-150 FX4.... What are you getting on yours... Also back to the video ... Videos work well I actually put one of my videos on DVD and send them out with bids or proposals, They work well..
 

Bryan C

New member
I can't video to load. Never made one before - how hard are they to do? Do you have to buy separate software for it?

Don't mean to hijack - just curious about the steps in putting one together...
 
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