by Kathleen Waltrip-Gardella.
(Santa Barbara, California USA)
I needed an easy way to show my work quickly to my clients and video seemed like a natural way to go.
By creating a montage of new pieces, a bit of me and photos that are my inspiration I was able to create a feeling around my work:
Before I would send out photo postcards and now off it goes on a quick email. I used my computer’s movie making software and just uploaded and coordinated some appropriate music.
It’s fairly dramatic and with practice should only get better. Enjoy and happy creating.
Wonderful way to show off your wares. And how nice that you can quickly shoot it off to potential customers for those impulse buys.
Making a jewelry video
This is so beautiful, Kathleen! The music, scenery, and views of you interspersed with your lovely, elegant jewels really make a stunning impression.
Very professional – and a fantastic idea.
Thank you so much for sharing! Your video is a pleasure to watch.
You have put together a very nice video of your works, it is a great idea. I put together a video as well but ran into a problem when choosing the music to play with the pictures. Music is copyrighted and you have to pay and get permission to use it in such videos. How did you deal with that issue? I would like to hear what others have to say about that as well. Thanks.
I’m interested in how you found music to include. That’s my obstacle in creating my own jewelry videos.
by: Bev Carlson
Lovely video and lovely jewelry pieces. Add me to the list of people having trouble finding music to add to videos.
I finally asked my niece and grandniece to let me use one of their recordings. They play for weddings and have a web site. (Harp and flute)(http://www.lisaflute.com/)
I got her permission to use one of her recordings. It is very nice but it would be great to have other sources too. I have not had much luck finding anything else. YouTube will “ding” you if you use copyrighted material, knowingly or not. One I tried to use came with my computer and YouTube said it was copyrighted.
You can see my attempt here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an63plEu-4E
by: Michelle Buettner
This video is so beautiful. It truly does set the mood for your jewelry!
As for music, I used Animoto’s free videos and chose the music they listed – but now (it didn’t used to) it has their name on the video on my blog, etc. and so it doesn’t look as good as it first did – but it’s something until I can find different music to use and a different way to get a video of my designs made.
by: Luann Udell
I can’t access my expert on this issue right now (ha ha, my husband, who’s really into this concept), but there is a ton of copyright-free music available on the internet.
Some of it was created far back enough that the copyright has expired. Some of it is simply designated as such by the composer or musician, and available for use for applications like yours.
I think if you search for ‘creative commons music’ or ‘freeplay music’ or ‘copyright free music’, you’ll find a variety of options. It may be more time-consuming that just uploading your favorite music, but it will keep you off Youtube’s radar.
hope this helps,
Finding Beautiful Music
by: Sharon Harris
What a lovely video and perfect for your jewelry! I also do a jewelry video a few times a year but never thought of putting photos of my inspirations in too. A great idea.
For those looking for music for their own videos there are lots of places on the internet to get it. Just do a search for “public domain music” and you’ll get tons of references. I’ve purchased mine from the same place for several years. It’s not cheap but I buy it one song at a time.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful video.
Adding Music To Your Videos
by: Lisa Jagger (Bedazzle Beads)
I have put a link below of a jewellery video I’ve created using a similar concept to that of Kathleen Waltrip-Gardella.
First I created the video without music, using my Windows Live Movie Maker on my PC, then uploaded to You Tube.
Once it’s uploaded you can then go in and edit your video, adding a whole host of music that You Tube themselves provide specifically for adding to videos.
This way you get an attractive looking video and one that You Tube are happy for you to use, without getting into trouble !
Here’s the url to the video I created :-
by: Bev Carlson
Liza, WOW! Thanks. I just edited one of mine and I love it. So easy. Saves so much time and it is free!
It happens to be a favorite obscure piece I love. I sent a request to the publisher that I am using it. Haven’t heard anything back. YouTube hasn’t “dinged” anything. If they do, or the publisher requests something, it can be changed in an instant.
FYI: several pieces are already gone from the video!
Hi – Great idea! Also try PDF Line Sheets (Adobe Acrobat) and joining Constant Contact – many templates…
Thanks so much. I’ve been doing video’s this summer for other things and had forgotten this for my jewelry.