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Old January 4th, 2004, 12:25 PM   #1
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What kind of Credits should I put on a Comediant "Promo VIdeo"

Im about to finish editing my first "Promo Video" project for a Comediant...
About 12 minutes summary of a few of his last shows...

But Im not sure about what, where and how to put in the credits...

I sure want other people to know I did the video and how to contact me.
Of course the Comediant wants people to know his name and how to contact him...

What do you guys do? or would do?
Beggining and End?
Watermark?

Thanx
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Old January 5th, 2004, 08:51 PM   #2
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Lets rephrase

Ok..

I want my name and contact info to appear in the Promo video of the Comedian.

Where and when should I put it without being too intrusive?


The comedian has agreed as hes getting a real bargain here... (although I think if he wasnt getting a bargain I still had to include the info somewhere) But I dont want to look too amateur..

So, anyone done a promo video for any artist? Did you put your info in the screen?

Im sure Im not inventing the wheel here.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:10 AM   #3
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i usually start with a

"business name presents"

then it goes into the main titling intro...

during th eoutro where the credits, venues, thank yous, etc etc usually break it down so theres footage, the sudio keeps going, but i then cut to the credit, then cut back to the video of teh audio we're hearing.. and i do this as it comes to a clsoe..

this keeps people watching, and reading what the credits are.

thats jsu theway i do things, but i think its a littl emore exciting than scrolling credits.

after the presentation, i put a copyright blurb after the presentation.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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Well, what you say is somewhat the "classic" style with an interest keeper at the outro, and that so far works for me...

But I still want to introduce my "presentation card" in the video...

Could I put my info (name, phone and e-mail) a couple of seconds at the beggining, middle and end, without being too instrusive?
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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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Have your credits at the end with his audio of jokes that he did not use in the promo video. This way the viewer will listen to fresh comedy material while watching your credits. Or split scene with fresh material Just a suggestion. I would not watermark it, especially if he paid you. That will piss a client off.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 08:24 PM   #6
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<<<-- Originally posted by Sean Smith : Have your credits at the end with his audio of jokes that he did not use in the promo video. This way the viewer will listen to fresh comedy material while watching your credits. -->>>

That sound cool, I think Im going to use it, but Im still concerned that most of the people wont see the end credits. I need to put my info in there before the end. The Comediant is not that good, and allthough the edit is good, if the jokes are lame.... they wont see the last minutes of the video.

The watermark wont bother the Comediant... Im pretty sure of that.. but It would probably bother viewers.. and even me...

Ill do a screen test with a few options and show it to some people around here to see if I get any non-video peoples feedback.
Oh well is rendering time.
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