Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SAVE THE DATE!! (video contest)

My little company, Platinum Digital Video, was asked by Gio of Love Wedd and Footstone Ink, if we do "Save The Date" videos. I thought about this for a while and tapped into my ultra cool video sources and chose 4 templates (kind of like stationary really) for save the date videos. The plan is to do a super cute filming session and then arrange the footage into the video "stationary" of the couple's choice and voila! We have a Save the Date video that is fun and affordable and looks amazing.

So I needed a sample and thought about seeing if I could find a newlywed couple who would want a free video so they could be my sample. Then I got an idea. Why not make it a contest, I mean, who doesn't want a free "Save The Date" video?

I put the contest up on Facebook this Monday and so far have received 17 entries and today is just day 2 of the contest. I can't wait to pick a winner on Friday and I can't wait to make the video.

The good part about these "Save The Date" videos is that they are actually cheaper than buying and mailing cards...and a unique, hip and fun way to spread the word. I am going to try to keep the cost down at $200. Then I will also sell DVD's at a good price incase not all of the newlywed's family knows how to click on and open video link or if they don't have a Facebook page (Great Grandma).

I also thought this would be an extra good idea now that Facebook has made it super easy to post information for close friends and family only. So newlyweds could make a wedding guest group and post for guest's eyes only. The Save the Date video fits right into that new social media freedom.

It is also amazing because the link and embed code for the video could fit easily into a couple's personal wedding website....especially the Wix.com ones. LOVE IT!!!

I will post the sample on this blog when it is finished.

For now, here is a link to the contest.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Welcome To Civilization (Restaurant)

Civilization is one of my new favorite Gainesville restaurants. It isn't all about local and organic, but sometimes they do specify "free range eggs" on their specials. What I love about it is how tasty and fresh their food is. They don't offer a huge menu, but what they do offer tastes GOOD, which I much prefer to a long list of stale, half pre-cooked, so/so food. 

After looking at Civilization's website I learned that the restaurant is run as a co-op so all of the employees pretty much have a part ownership in the company. It seems like there is a high level of professionalism here that perhaps is because the employees have such a vested interest in the success of the restaurant.

My little one and I both had the potato and parmasean soup and it was amazing. When I took one sip I was completely wowed buy the flavors and freshness. My little one gobbled her's all up. She had a bowl and I had a cup of the soup with some avacado toast which was also extremely fresh and yummy.

One of the things that I was mesmirized by were the ceilings. The huge sheets of wood are shiny and glossy and arch majestically over the room (see the picture below). I believe that Civilization was at one time, a railroad station. But when I looked online to confirm this I couldn't find anything. Anyone know anything about this?

I love the atmoshphere and super-cute decor. The tables are mismatched but come together with pretty, glossy, turquoise table tops. They needed to replace some lighbulbs, but I doubt most people that go there gaze at the decor as much as I did! We will definitely be going back for lunch again soon. This is now one of my top 5 G-ville faves.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Here It Is!

Here is an update on our last post about Corks & Colors studio. The commercial is finished and will be airing all this month on Cox Cable.  We think that is turned out super cute and so do Corks & Colors! It has already had over 400 views and we hope it will bring them tons of business. It is such a cute studio and I can't wait to go and try it myself!

Check out the 30 second commercial. If you are interested in a commercial, please email me for packages and pricing.

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