So we are doing a new website for a client, and the main idea for the “wow” factor of the site was a video to be featured on the homepage. The client is a fun and attractive girl, and we thought, lets film her saying some little snippets about the company, and have her be the main interest on the page.
We went down and shot the film (with our new Canon 5D Mark II ), and she was really nervous but in the end we felt like we got some usable footage. So we took all of the clips, and created a little custom flash player. The player loops through a series of random “idles” until you click, then it plays a clip from the queue, then goes back to the idle loop until you click again. Obviously this took a fair amount of code to get to work smoothly, and it still isn’t perfect. But we liked it pretty well.
Here it is: http://digitallith.com/hidden
It is on the hidden page, because the client really disliked it, and did not want to use it at all :(.
I am chalking it up to her own personal self loathing, we all suffer from that, usually we dislike pictures of ourselves and can’t stand the sound of our own voice. But possibly it is simply bad editing and bad design work. What do you guys think?
I really appreciate any thoughts you have, feeling a little down about our abilities right now. But please be brutally honest and tell me what you think.
Edit: See last post for update.