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Offline Diamondsbylauren

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New Animation!!!
« on: August 03, 2012, 04:26:15 PM »
I'm going to cheat and post this one- which will be changed.....I did not approve the diamond colors......but I loved the rest...you?

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 04:50:18 PM »
Too fussy, said grumpy Old Man Coyote.

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 05:02:26 PM »
Would you avoid animation entirely OMC?

As always, I value your - and everyone's honest thoughts.

OMC knows me well enough to know I usually end up following my own instincts- but it really does help to get differing viewpoints
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 05:04:01 PM »
This is part of phase 2 of the new site implementation. Improved graphics.I really do welcome suggestions.....
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 05:06:48 PM »
Subtle animation (revolving/changing stone) is OK. The "new" one reminds me of an arcade game, not a jewellery store... it might be OK in a situation where it's seen once (beginning of DBL videos?), but not as a "repeat"/static feature in a site. And even as a one off, I think it detracts from the branding rather than adding to it.

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 05:10:39 PM »
I agree with OMC...it reminds me of a "pushy" salesman that's in your face way too much!   :-\   

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 05:16:57 PM »
Placement- -yes, beginning of Videos.
I would not want as a repeating banner on the site either.

I have always loved the subtle animation of our logo.
I like this because it seems....exciting to me.

Let's see once they fix the diamond colors- and its seen in a video where the last frame will freeze, then fade into the next shot.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 05:17:30 PM by Diamondsbylauren »
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 05:18:19 PM »
But maybe as a banner to be placed on other sites and Google Adwords......
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 05:22:14 PM »
Okay I think it is a bit too "flashy" or "fussy" as well.  Part of what I really dislike is how bright the letters are when they are "sparkling"  Granted I have issues reading at times, but the letters are almost unreadable for the first few moments for me.

If they can tone down that part (the fake light effects) and fix the unrealistic diamond colors, I'd want to see it again.

As it is, it's "too much" for me.
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 05:34:35 PM »
From a purely impersonal, business standpoint, my thinking is:
Does the animation add to a potential customer's jewelry shopping experience? What is it you are trying to accomplish with the animation/graphics that specifically relates to DBL's overall branding/marketing/sales goals? If it helps project the brand image you want, which, in turn, helps convert viewers to shoppers and, ultimately, to customers, then go for it. If it is present" simply because it is "cool," but doesn't necessarily help convert site views to site sales, then, you may want to reconsider adding it because it does put-off at least a few customers [here].  :dontknow:
« Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 05:40:01 PM by Trinkette »

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 06:06:52 PM »
In a business sense- the goal would seem to be maintain good standing with existing clients, while encouraging opportunities for attracting new ones.
Things that flash or move attract attention.... but maybe a different sort of flash

My videos are very organic.
Which is good. they get the point across.
Part of what I'm thinking would involve a higher level of communication- videos where I can face the camera.
My equipment, and techniques are not up to doing that well, hence trying out a new video production company.

I know what you guys mean about overly commercial- I've seen it.
Many places used canned music, which I find.......always weird.
If we were going to add music, I'd have to record it myself. I'd do a heavy metal thing, then have an Orchestral interlude......

But back to the point at hand- if we were to start producing more in depth informational videos, that are done to a higher level of production values ( less organic overall, although we can feature my organic footage of diamonds)
That's why I thought an animation of the logo would be nice.......

Hmmm- maybe Eisenshtien should think again.............
« Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 06:08:09 PM by Diamondsbylauren »
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012, 01:02:04 AM »
 Good.  Like  Fagin, perhaps you should be reviewing the situation....
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2012, 07:58:18 PM »
Actually... I kinda like it....but, meh...I don't know if I'd like it after seeing it a half dozen times.

Let me try and I'll get back to you.  ;)

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2012, 09:38:00 PM »
Thanks DJM,
Maybe it's a American guy thing.
I just finished the first video using the new improved version.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AAHiWQTkfk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AAHiWQTkfk</a>
« Last Edit: August 05, 2012, 09:38:18 PM by Diamondsbylauren »
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 07:04:16 AM »
Looks swell to me...

Offline clgwli

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2012, 07:50:46 AM »
Amazing what some minor improvements can do!  Much better IMO!
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2012, 05:32:37 PM »
The improved version is better, but some of the letters with special light effects look fuzzy to me, and my old eyes don't like fuzzy. 

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2012, 07:26:16 PM »
Thanks guys!
We're getting the non sparkle version later this week.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2012, 07:26:30 PM by Diamondsbylauren »
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2012, 07:28:35 PM »
The improved version is better, but some of the letters with special light effects look fuzzy to me, and my old eyes don't like fuzzy.  
Don't worry my eyes didn't like the fuzzy for reading either, but the rest of it I do love!  I think the overall feel of the animation is great though.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2012, 08:02:22 PM by clgwli »
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2012, 09:26:25 PM »
I think it's a good concept but I dislike the execution. It's only 4 seconds long but it seems like it takes much longer and the Star of Davids behind each letter are very pronounced.

Could it be changed so that you have multiple diamond cuts and colors that rotate and sparkle into place and then fade into a letter? Excepting the pear for the "o" of course. Or maybe just speed it up a little so there is more sparkle and less star?

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2012, 12:53:42 PM »
That idea sounds cool DG!!

That's a cool thing about creativity, and experimentation- there's really no limit.
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2012, 03:30:27 PM »
I'm not very good at design stuff (seriously, you'd want to see my house) but as a migraine sufferer, I really don't like anything to move on a webpage  unless it's an actual video, in the centre of my field of vision. Anything at the edges / moving smilies can make me ill when I'm in the migraine zone. I seem to be having a lot of them these days, for some reason.

Ok, poor me...
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2012, 03:39:33 PM »
HI Guys,
I split the thread- the subject is WAAAAY important enough for it's own discussion.
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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2012, 04:20:06 PM »
Thanks, David..apologies for my laziness ;-)

I like the new animation, but I see what Mrs. M. is talking about..in the bad old days, the sparkles would have had me ducking into a dark room ;-P

Love the yellow pear.

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Re: New Animation!!!
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2012, 05:19:53 PM »
You asked, we delivered....
Sparkle-less animation....

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0AXF2qhAXs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0AXF2qhAXs</a>
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