The Contiuing Saga of trying to join the Video Age

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The Contiuing Saga of trying to join the Video Age

P'Gell P'Gell
So I finally made a video I think is passable. I say that because I will never think anything I do is good enough. I will pick it apart, and make an other one. Then, I will find problems with that.

I did about 10 of them yesterday, and didn't like the way the camera was positioned. So I borrowed a tripod (because, despite being a photographer since I was, like 8, I can't find ANY of our tripods.)

Now, what do I do? It's for the Wahl Masager, the toy I did my first review for Eden for.

It was fun, but nerve wracking. Now, I'm thinking, "Did the cord look too short?" "Was I showing too much cleavage?" (Hey, it's how I'm built, but, I'm not wearing a turtleneck) "My voice sounds weird." "What if someone thinks my bedroom is tacky?" (I mean, really? Who has a WATERED in 2010? Only My Man and I, evidently.

So, do I go to Eden Media? Do you guys put the music in the beginning? I have NO idea how to do credits. Do I just sent it as is? (I don't think it needs any editing. I re-did it, like, 14 times.)

Does the video automatically go onto YouTube? Now, I have something else to worry about.



Is there a tutorial?

HELP!
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
just for you P'Gell

Uploading a Video

This is going to get tweeked a bit in the future, but this is the how you do it.

Check out the recent forum post I made about tagging and descriptions.

Hope that helps!
09/30/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I don't know if there's a tutorial but I'll look. Til then, here's a post from Carrie Ann from a few months back that has lots of useful info in it-

link

Good luck, and stop being so hard on yourself - I'm sure you did a GREAT job

I'm going out to buy by new webcam tonight I think, so long as Target has the one I want
09/30/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
just for you P'Gell

Uploading a Video

This is going to get tweeked a bit in the future, but this is the how you do it.

Check out the recent forum post I made about tagging and descriptions.

Hope that helps! ...
You beat me by 51 seconds! LOL
09/30/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Yeah, it was kinda fast...but 51 sec is my new record! (buh dum bum)
09/30/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Couple of key points. Do not just send your video as is. Lol. I don't have time in my day to edit everyone's videos and you're getting compensated for a finished video with intro file.

1. Always ask me before doing a video because we only do one per product and someone else may have that product "out" for a video already or it may already have video. (The Wahl does but I'll let it slide this time cuz the review it has is a comparison. )

2. You need to email me (I can't send files via the message system) to get the intro file. (CarrieAnn at edenfantasys dot com) Then you need to add the intro to the video using Media Maker or whatever software you used to edit the video. Credits can also be added in movie maker by clicking the "credits" link on one of the screens. (I don't have it memorized but i'm sure there is online help available for microsoft products)

3. You upload, once you have a completed video, via the review area in your dashboard. Find your review of the product and, at the very right, there will be a button to "add video". Click this, click upload video, upload the video. (JR posted a useful tutorial on how, exactly, that works) Or, if you haven't done the text yet, do the text, then once you hit submit the next screen will have the option to add a video at the top.

4. Once you are done, it will go live on EdenTube within a few minutes, on the Community Page once it is live on ET and your text review has published.

5. Email me to let me know you've uploaded it so I can pay you your gift card

Most of this info is in more detail in both the tutorial JR posted and the guidelines Tori posted.
09/30/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
just for you P'Gell

Uploading a Video

This is going to get tweeked a bit in the future, but this is the how you do it.

Check out the recent forum post I made about tagging and descriptions.

Hope that helps! ...
thank you, I will look at this. I was able to put it on Movie Maker (with help from one of my kids) and made titles and stuff.

I'm waiting for the intro from Carrie Ann (you know, the song with the girl and boy at the beginning)

I had NO idea my computer would do this. It is SO cool.

You guys are great!

One thing, is there a way to crop the video frame entirely in Movie Maker? I think my mouth looks weird. Really.

Oh, Carrie Ann, I didn't know to ask about the product first. I did the Wahl, because it was my first review for Eden, and also, I am The Goddess of the Wahl. (j.k) I'll email you now.

Anyway, if it's not OK, it was a learning experience.
09/30/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Couple of key points. Do not just send your video as is. Lol. I don't have time in my day to edit everyone's videos and you're getting compensated for a finished video with intro file.

1. Always ask me before doing a video ...
I didn't know that products should only have one video for them!
09/30/2010
Hannah Savage Hannah Savage
Oh the things we learn every day!

P'Gell I am sure your video(s) are wonderful, and I look forward to viewing them.
09/30/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Darling Jen
I didn't know that products should only have one video for them!
Yup. Complete Video Review Guidelines are here
09/30/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Thank you all so much. I'm DONE! (At least with this one.) I'll be sending it after a short cool off period, and then it'll be on.

I gots music at the end and everything. I had a good time.
09/30/2010
clp clp
Oooh, I'm excited to see this one! We finally get to see the infamous P'Gell!
09/30/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by clp
Oooh, I'm excited to see this one! We finally get to see the infamous P'Gell!
It's on the "reviews" page and on Eden Tube. It's also featured in my review (written) for the Wahl.

Where the video is

The Wahl Page with video

my review with video

It's also on Eden Tube. It was really fun. I had the most fun with the credits and stuff.
10/01/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Yeah my favorite part is adding all the effects and credits. I just wish I could find some damn extra effects somewhere (for free) to add some more variety! You did a great job, much better than my first video review- it was just me talking for 5 mins with the intro lol...
10/01/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by cherryredhead88
Yeah my favorite part is adding all the effects and credits. I just wish I could find some damn extra effects somewhere (for free) to add some more variety! You did a great job, much better than my first video review- it was just me talking for 5 ...
Do you have Windows Live Movie Maker? A lot of effects come with that software for free
10/01/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It's on the "reviews" page and on Eden Tube. It's also featured in my review (written) for the Wahl.

Where the video is

The Wahl Page with video

my review with video

It's also on Eden Tube. It was ...
What software did you use to edit your video?
10/01/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Tuesday
What software did you use to edit your video?
Windows Movie Maker. I had NO idea what I could do with this, until my 10 year old showed me. (She's credited, by the way. I'm the "Clueless Mom") I just ripped Why Don't We Do It in the Road? from The Beatles Anthology III (I wanted something different than the White Album track that everybody has heard 1,000,000 times) and stuck it over the credits. Movie Maker makes it SO easy to do.

My 10 year old does little movies with puppies and kittens and pictures of Harry Potter and stuff like that for YouTube and is quite the Computer Age Child.
10/01/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
Do you have Windows Live Movie Maker? A lot of effects come with that software for free
I use Windows Movie Maker and I have Vista, is that essentially the same as Windows Live? I just wish there was a way to import more effects basically, I have a feeling I will be using a lot of the same ones after a while
10/01/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Windows Movie Maker. I had NO idea what I could do with this, until my 10 year old showed me. (She's credited, by the way. I'm the "Clueless Mom") I just ripped Why Don't We Do It in the Road? from The Beatles Anthology III (I ...
It's crazy all the things you can do on there huh? Have you messed around with the timeline view? I have been experimenting with it. When I did my DD4P review a couple of the effects were actually accidents on there... lol. They looked cool though so I kept them.

I know it keeps me up all hours of the night playing with effects and whatnot to make some cool videos!
10/01/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by cherryredhead88
It's crazy all the things you can do on there huh? Have you messed around with the timeline view? I have been experimenting with it. When I did my DD4P review a couple of the effects were actually accidents on there... lol. They looked cool ...
Is that the story board thing? Where you can "edit" and add music and stuff? If it is, then yeah! I've only done ONE full video so far, but I am really excited. I tried to edit the middle of the review, because I said the same thing twice (about the Wahl being ergonomic) and wanted to edit out one of them, but I couldn't get it down to the tenth of a second and it looked weird and kept creeping back in, so I left it.

I'm going to do an other one soon. But, I can't film until I have the house to myself on Monday. Too much going on here, with kids and Man to do that.

I'd LOVE to do a video for massage oil or something with My Man, but I don't know if he'd be into it.

He wants to make Videos, but not the kind I'd put on the internet.
10/01/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by cherryredhead88
I use Windows Movie Maker and I have Vista, is that essentially the same as Windows Live? I just wish there was a way to import more effects basically, I have a feeling I will be using a lot of the same ones after a while
I think it is, mine just says "Windows Live Movie Maker" not sure what, if anything, is the difference between that and just "Windows Movie Maker", I'm on Vista too.
10/01/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Yeah you can switch between storyboard and time line. I personally like the time line better, because you can fine tune things better there. The only issues I have been having are with getting good lighting- my web cam sucks and my glasses always create a glare which I dislike. I am thinking about playing around with different styles beyond just straight head on conversational reviews.

I think it would be a great idea to have Your Man help you out with a massage review- he wouldn't have to show his face!

I wouldn't put that kind on the internet either!
10/01/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Is that the story board thing? Where you can "edit" and add music and stuff? If it is, then yeah! I've only done ONE full video so far, but I am really excited. I tried to edit the middle of the review, because I said the same thing ...
LOL those are the kids my husband would like to do too! haha

I have gotten him to assist in a few videos..like the one where I needed him to donate his hands to show the bondage ties and one for a cock ring video where he held the dildo I was putting the cock ring on, I'm not sure he'd be willing to star for a massge oil video either..I saw one of those for the jimmyjane I stone..I can't remember whose video it was, but it was pretty cool!
10/01/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Also... it is hard for me to get the right "moment" for mine sometimes as well. For instance, the lawnmower running outside. And usually, just when I get everything set up perfect how I want it, my little man wakes up from his nap. :| Ah, the joys of getting it done!

Even though it is voluntary to an extent, I still feel like it is my duty to get my reviews done on time and I become frustrated very easily when I can't get in the right mood to do them. Sometimes it takes me a while, between homework and taking care of my son and what not. He is usually at day care right now, but he got his flu shot and hasn't felt good so I kept him home today.
10/01/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
LOL those are the kids my husband would like to do too! haha

I have gotten him to assist in a few videos..like the one where I needed him to donate his hands to show the bondage ties and one for a cock ring video where he held the dildo I was ...
LOL you guys could always bribe them or something... I am thinking of recruiting a friend of mine to help me with my EF endeavors... FWB FTW! If I can get him to participate I can review a broader range of toys, and I can add a male perspective as well!
10/01/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I am having problems as of last night with my Windows Movie Maker. for some strange reason it won't let me import my .mov movies anymore.

Anyone ever have this problem? I didn't change anything about how I record or upload them. I even reinstalled the program...

HELP!
10/01/2010
Kindred Kindred
You did a great job with the video! And you were worried. You're a natural.

Not to mention I think I may have to look into getting myself a Wahl.
10/01/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I am having problems as of last night with my Windows Movie Maker. for some strange reason it won't let me import my .mov movies anymore.

Anyone ever have this problem? I didn't change anything about how I record or upload them. I even ...
I haven't had that problem, mine lay in my webcam. I think I will be upgrading, since I am using it a lot more now. It sucks... quality is really bad on my videos unless I have the exact perfect light, and barely move. Have you searched the FAQ on the site maybe? That's strange that it just stopped doing that. Maybe try converting them to .mkv or something?
10/01/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
You did a great job with the video! And you were worried. You're a natural.

Not to mention I think I may have to look into getting myself a Wahl.
You'll love it. My Man moans louder when I massage his back with the Wahl than when we have sex.

I KNOW he likes the sex better, but you know.

Anyway, he loves it almost as much as I do.

We saw a Wahl at Frys (it's a big electronic store) and we both spotted it and started laughing at the same time. How mature.

Thank you, Kindred. I'm glad you liked it. I'm one of those odd people who has a LOT of fears, but no fear of Public Speaking. My Man says "You love to hear yourself talk." I don't really, but I do love to TALK.
10/01/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I am having problems as of last night with my Windows Movie Maker. for some strange reason it won't let me import my .mov movies anymore.

Anyone ever have this problem? I didn't change anything about how I record or upload them. I even ...
Windows has never let me upload .mov files before. You have to find a program that can convert them to a .wmv .
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