In an attempt to ‘advertise’ MyPublicRelations.co.uk; which is my official website for PR Consultancy work, I decided to create three adverts.
The first is the long-form, originally created at 4K my own laptops couldn’t cope to play it! But here is the stripped down to 960px x 540px, because the 1940×1080 (HD) just wouldn’t upload) though I shall link to a youtube version later. This first video is titled “First Contact Comms”.
The second medium length video is again stripped down to 960px x 540px for the same reason as the first video, its title is “Ed Thomas PR’s Short Ad” (not very inventive I know).
The third video is still in edit, I need to correct and use a different editor, it’s supposed to be 3000px x 800px, however this one is 1920px x 800px. The goal was to create a video web banner, and though that’s the name of the video, I like to think of it as “Connecting Comms”.
About the videos
All the motion-graphics/footage used is public domain or creative commons zero. Videos were taken from three sites – pexels, videvo and pixabay. My ‘keystone’ graphic (left) is also from pixabay. The music was made public domain by the artist ‘SoftAndFurious‘ via archive.org. The feel of the videos is supposed to be futuristic with a nod-to-the-80’s.
1980’s classics include 2010 (Sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey); Aliens; Battle Beyond The Stars; Blade Runner; Enemy Mine; E.T. the Extra-Terrestiral; Flash Gordon; Galaxina; Starman; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and the two Star Wars films V – The Empire Strikes Back and VI – The Return of the Jedi (which I don’t link to out of principle). And from TV who can forget the launch of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). Honourable “almost 80’s” movies include Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Although earlier, also deserving a mention is the 1976’s classic Logan’s Run, which inspired me greatly growing up; and as the genre of sci-fi’s defining movie, one can not ignore 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Can you tell I like Star Trek?
The software used to edit was simply VideoPad Professional by NCH Software, as Windows Movie Maker and Windows Live Movie Maker are no longer available, and VideoPad provides a ‘similar’ experience to WMM/WLMM.
The videos are aimed at communicating the idea that Ed Thomas PR at MyPublicRelations.co.uk is “Interstellar” at PR and communications, it’s designed to highlight the need for SMEs to actively engage in PR and hopefully use my services.
I should note at this point that the videos will be shared via this blog, my website, Facebook page, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. There will be no ad spend, and I doubt they’ll “go viral” (which is not their purpose), but hopefully, they’ll bring me a client or two.
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