This video was a lot of fun to make. Anytime I can be let off my leash I can come up with some pretty good stuff and for me this video ranks up there with the pretty good stuff for a collaborative piece.
The video easily explains the file (resume or cover letter) upload process for mobile users on the RightJobNow platform in a fun and light mood.
Our lead designer, Robbie, created the assets. Based off what he gave me, the idea to make the video in the style of a silent picture immediately came to mind.
I have to admit I got lucky on finding the music. Not that I didn’t know what I was looking for, but that I found it within minutes of looking. It’s like it jumped out at me. And I think it fits the style of the assets and the overall theme that I was going for perfectly.
The film grain was found on YouTube. I did a search for “old film countdown.” Maybe this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o0dYPfN-PM is the one I used. Nonetheless, I had to edit that down to a three count because the eight count was just too long.
The blue overlay was added to give conformity to the film grain in the opening sequence and I added the few animated pieces that break up the numbered sections.
I wanted to have a sort of buzzsaw feel to the animations because when I think of silent movies there is either damsel in distress tied to a train track or tied to a log with a giant saw blade awaiting her before the hero comes to save the day.
Couldn’t tell you what Robbie used to make the assets, but I’d guess Adobe Illustrator. For my part, I used my standard tool set: Illustrator, Photoshop, and then Premiere to tie it all together.
Here’s the info for the music:
Music: Gaúcho (Corta Jaca)
Creator: Chiquinha Gonzaga
Performer: Markus Staab – https://musopen.org/music/performer/markus-staab/
creative common license – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode
And here’s the video:
You can see more of my video work at YouTube.