NEW Video Review Program Option! Introducing Slideshows!

Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Calling all Video Reviewers and Photographers!

Photographers? Why yes! You didn’t think we missed all those great product shots you guys have been adding to your reviews, did you?

We absolutely didn’t -- AND we’re ready to offer a whole new kind of video review opportunity to you! Those of you who may not like to be on video but are skilled with a still camera, or who may not have a video camera, or otherwise couldn’t take part in regular video reviews, can now take advantage of.... The Slideshow! (Of course all you regular video reviewers are welcome, too!)

What is a Slideshow?

For our intents and purposes, a Slideshow is a short (around one minute) video composed of a mixture of still images and text that gives a basic overview of a product.

Examples:

Love Candy Renew Vibrator
Ego Couples Ring
LELO Siri Vibrator
LELO Adore Me Pleasure Set
Nobessence Romp Anal Plug

You see? Slideshows are a visual summary of a product page; what the product looks like, what sort of packaging it comes in, a basic list of features, all fancied up in an appealing video package.

They’re not a review, and should be based on the facts that appear on product packaging or the product page, not opinion. They would primarily be used to give people an overview that helps them decide if they want to look into a product more closely. Someone seeing a Slideshow on Facebook or Joe’s Blog, for example, should be able to tell if that is something they want to come to our site and read reviews about.

Got it? Awesome.

Now what we’re hoping is that some of you will want to make Slideshows!

They’re fairly easy, and very basic ones can be done using the free movie making software that comes with your computer -- Windows Live Movie Maker on a pc, iMovie on a mac. ( Basic instructions for WLMM and iMovie. A YouTube tutorial for Windows Live Movie Maker and iMovie ) You can get a little more fancy if you try software/sites like ProShow or Animoto or any of the other sites/software you can get for your computer, phone or tablet. Though many of the fancier video/slideshow creation apps and programs aren’t free, they’re generally affordable and worth it in the long run since, as usual, you’d be earning points for your submissions!

The Rules

** Slideshows would be around one minute long. Anything shorter than 45 seconds or longer than 90 seconds would not be accepted. Remember, a short glimpse, not an in depth review!

** Images used in a Slideshow must be the users own images, not EdenFantasys product images or manufacturer product images.

** Slideshows need approval just like regular video reviews do. Contributors would need to email carrieann@edenfantasys .com to be sure the product is available for the addition of a Slideshow. (This is to ensure we don’t have 10 Slideshows coming in of the same products, since only one is generally needed for each product) Just send a link to the product page, along with your request, and I’ll get back to you with approval within 24 hours usually.

** Slideshows should be professional in appearance. Graphics and transitions used should be appropriate to the product. We don’t want a Slideshow set to Halloween graphics or a My Beach Vacation theme.

** Images used should be of decent quality. We don’t expect you guys to be professional photographers but images must be clear, non blurry and must show the product and packaging (if showing) from different angles in an attractive and professional manner. Don’t use images with your dog or messy kitchen in the background.

** Music used in Slideshows should be music that is available free to the public, royalty free. Most slideshow programs include some or you can find it around the internet on various free music websites. Please don’t use music with lyrics or that is copyrighted.

** Slideshows pay 1000 points ($10 gift card) which will be deposited into your account after you submit the Slideshow AND email Carrie Ann a link to the completed Slideshow.

** Contributors can do up to 5 videos per week total. You can mix and match, doing slideshows and regular video reviews, or just video reviews or just slideshows, but the total should not be more than 5 uploads per week.

** Because this is a “beta” program we are reserving the right to decline Slideshows that are of poor quality while we’re working out the kinks. If you upload a Slideshow that is declined you are always allowed the opportunity to redo it/improve it so that it can be accepted. Think of it as the same as editing for written reviews; sometimes, the editors send you stuff back to fix up.

** Each Slideshow should begin with text that states the name and manufacturer of the product and should end with the product name, manufacturer of the product and the text “Available at EdenFantasys.com”


So who is ready to do a Slideshow?

Do you have any questions? Please, ask away if you do! We’re really hoping to give many more people the opportunity to be involved in the Video Review program so don’t hesitate to ask anything you need to. I’m happy to clarify any points that are unclear. And don’t be afraid to give doing one a try! Even if you’re not sure, try it! You might be awesome at doing them and the worst that can happen is we say no, right? Right!

Remember, email me first (carrieann@edenfantasy s.com) to be sure the product you want to do is available for a Slideshow. Then make your pretty photo montage, upload it to the product page and email me again with a link. (Upload instructions can be found here ) I’ll take a look at the finished product and, so long as it’s okay, deposit your points. If it needs work, I’ll email you back and we’ll tak about how to fix it.

Ready? Set. Go!
02/27/2013
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sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Calling all Video Reviewers and Photographers!Photographers? Why yes! You didn’t think we missed all those great product shots you guys have been adding to your reviews, did you?We absolutely didn’t -- AND we’re ready to offer a whole new kind of ... More
This is really cool! I might give this a try! I was wondering though, is there a limit of slideshows that a person can do? Like, you know how a user has a limit of 5 video reviews per week?
02/27/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
This is really cool! I might give this a try! I was wondering though, is there a limit of slideshows that a person can do? Like, you know how a user has a limit of 5 video reviews per week?
Good question. I forgot to put that in there.

The limit would be 5 per week of *any* type of video.

So you can do a mix up of all the kinds we allow -- adult, regular, slideshow -- but still a total of 5 per week per person.
02/27/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
This is cool. Thanks.
02/27/2013
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Good question. I forgot to put that in there.

The limit would be 5 per week of *any* type of video.

So you can do a mix up of all the kinds we allow -- adult, regular, slideshow -- but still a total of 5 per week per person.
Awesome! One more question.. If a person was to do a slideshow video of a product, can the do a regular video review of that same product later on (and vice versa)?
02/27/2013
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
Awesome! One more question.. If a person was to do a slideshow video of a product, can the do a regular video review of that same product later on (and vice versa)?
That's a good question, I was wondering this myself since I may give this new video program a whirl.
02/27/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I think it would be unfair to let folks do two or more types of videos on the same product.

We don't allow it with adult and regular reviews so I think it will be disallowed with the slideshows, too.

For now, anyhow, let's stick to being able to do one type of video on any one product. We'll see what the future brings. Things *are* always changing around here
02/27/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
Awesome! One more question.. If a person was to do a slideshow video of a product, can the do a regular video review of that same product later on (and vice versa)?
I was also wondering the same thing.
02/27/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I think it would be unfair to let folks do two or more types of videos on the same product.

We don't allow it with adult and regular reviews so I think it will be disallowed with the slideshows, too.

For now, anyhow, let's ... More
Thanks for answering that, Carrie Ann!
02/27/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Intriguing...
02/27/2013
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I think it would be unfair to let folks do two or more types of videos on the same product.

We don't allow it with adult and regular reviews so I think it will be disallowed with the slideshows, too.

For now, anyhow, let's ... More
Alrighty : ) Thanks for the quick response!
02/27/2013
MrWill MrWill
What about adding a slideshow to previously only text based reviews?
02/27/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Calling all Video Reviewers and Photographers!Photographers? Why yes! You didn’t think we missed all those great product shots you guys have been adding to your reviews, did you?We absolutely didn’t -- AND we’re ready to offer a whole new kind of ... More
What really cool idea! I look forward to seeing the shows people come up with.
02/27/2013
Mwar Mwar
I'm always trying to get myself to do video reviews, but then I get stage fright. This might just work for me.

Thanks
02/27/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by MrWill
What about adding a slideshow to previously only text based reviews?
That's fine to do, just be sure to email me and get the specific product okay'd
02/27/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
You know I'm in on this!
02/27/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Calling all Video Reviewers and Photographers!Photographers? Why yes! You didn’t think we missed all those great product shots you guys have been adding to your reviews, did you?We absolutely didn’t -- AND we’re ready to offer a whole new kind of ... More
Another great idea!
02/27/2013
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Calling all Video Reviewers and Photographers!Photographers? Why yes! You didn’t think we missed all those great product shots you guys have been adding to your reviews, did you?We absolutely didn’t -- AND we’re ready to offer a whole new kind of ... More
Hey sounds good. Maybe I'll do a few if the option is available for the products I review.
02/27/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
Cool!
02/27/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
This is cool, but I will stick to doing my videos the other way. It is much more simple for me.
02/27/2013
only1love only1love
thanks
02/27/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Interesting! Another cool feature!

I'm curious where the line will fall....some video reviews are mainly slideshows now....so will it simply be a matter of length?

What I mean is, I've seen video reviews where you don't see the person and it's a series of still shots with text and transitions in between. Would those now be considered slide shows? And only moving images video reviews?

It's only curiosity that fuels that question, as mine are all moving pictures, but you know....
02/27/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
Interesting! Another cool feature!

I'm curious where the line will fall....some video reviews are mainly slideshows now....so will it simply be a matter of length?

What I mean is, I've seen video reviews where you don't ... More
Hmmm. Other than my own slideshows (which I've been doing to experiment with software) I can't think of anyone who does only still images. Well, maybe one person.

I think the main differences will be length and if the slideshow/video is subjective, with opinions about the product and how it worked for the contributor, or a more objective snapshot view of it.

You know how it is, though. Things are always fluid and changing so I won't say anything definite until we start seeing more of these and can determine more solid guidelines.

Great question!
02/27/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I have a question! So I really love photography and this sounds great for me since I'm too shy to make real videos. If I make a slideshow with my still photos, is it okay to also upload them onto the product page or is that considered a no-no since I'm using the same photos twice (albeit in two different ways)?
02/28/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
I have a question! So I really love photography and this sounds great for me since I'm too shy to make real videos. If I make a slideshow with my still photos, is it okay to also upload them onto the product page or is that considered a no-no ... More
I would suggest perhaps using different images on the product page than in the slideshow. Just divide them up; some here, some there, maybe take a few extra so you have enough to put in both places without them being repetitious.
02/28/2013
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I would suggest perhaps using different images on the product page than in the slideshow. Just divide them up; some here, some there, maybe take a few extra so you have enough to put in both places without them being repetitious.
That was gong to be my question too. Thanks for this great opportunity!!!
02/28/2013
js250 js250
Silly question--but you guys do allow reviews for discontinued items. The slideshows, though, for current and in stock items or do you also allow for discontinued items?
02/28/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
Silly question--but you guys do allow reviews for discontinued items. The slideshows, though, for current and in stock items or do you also allow for discontinued items?
In stock and current items only.

Written reviews pay out 50 points -- a few cents.

Videos and slideshows pay out from 10 dollars to 30 dollars so it's simply not cost effective for us to accept videos on items we're no longer carrying.

If something is out of stock, it's usually okay to get approval to do a video or slideshow when it is back in stock. The only products we can't approve at all are ones we're completely discontinuing.
02/28/2013
Kitka Kitka
I have a quick question; I finished my slideshow and am ready to upload it but I can't because it's not one of the accepted formats. I used Windows Live Movie Maker but its format isn't on the list on the upload page. Anyone know of a good, free converter I can download?
03/01/2013
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Kitka
I have a quick question; I finished my slideshow and am ready to upload it but I can't because it's not one of the accepted formats. I used Windows Live Movie Maker but its format isn't on the list on the upload page. Anyone know of a ... More
You shouldn't need to convert it, you just need to save your actual movie. Chances are you saved the project file. In the upper right hand corner of Live Movie Maker there should be an area to save the slideshow/movie as an appropriate movie file. (wmv, I think)
03/01/2013
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