A creative video trailer for a book

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $110
  • Entries Received: 23
  • Winner: MHPBA19990

Contest Brief

The goal of this challenging project is to create a 2’ 43” landscape video given 1) a logo and images, Poets short videos and 2) background music 3) Lyric. The deliverable is a video advertisement for a poetry book called "Masnavi Minui" in Persian (مثنوی مینوی), that is about to be published.

Required element on the video ( It doesn't have to be from start to end). Make judgment yourself.

0*. (required) The cue sheet for titles, videos, and images is provided to make your job easier. There are 5 short video files by poet stored in a shared Google Drive folder ( see below). The videos need to be keyed with proper fade in and outs. You may remove the back of the chair!

1. (Required) heart beating on a musical percussion with the instrument Daf as the percussion. Please note that the lyrics talk about blood flow ( red in and blue out) so, we would like to see veins over the Daf connected to the heart and showing the blood flow. You may show a baby's heart as they can see and hear in the womb and our journey starts from there! For grasping the concept of the flow please view: bit.ly/2M66aAr

2. (Required)The mockup music and lyrics (attached, in Persian ) will be provided and they must be shown (good motion graphics) during the video playback. We will take care of the audio part. However, the text on the video should syncs well with the lyrics at the times given. (required, but should be smaller and it shouldn't be the only elements prominent of the frame)

3. (suggested) The poem/lyrics are translated into English if one would like to do motion graphics or add pictures. These additions obviously will be more attractive to us. Please note that the lyrics must be displayed in Persian.

4. (Required) We need a good lead-out that will direct users to visit the website/Instagram/telegram/youtube/Facebook at the end of the video. the website is drsarami.com our logo is attached.

5. (Required) You need to use your own images with the heart and Daf ( if downloaded from the internet, of course, taking care of copyrights or permission from the provider).

6. (Required) You need to use portrait images from the poets in the video here: https://drsarami.com/پرتره/

7*. (Suggested) Note: Rakhsh is the name of the horse of Rostam ( a Persian legendry hero) and the color of Rakhsh is described as "rose leaves that have been scattered upon a saffron ground'. Please use proper footage for this. If you need one, I might share it with you privately.

8. "Masnavi" is a poetry book that will be published by Tarfand Publishing Company with a cover page attached.

 9. We just recorded few footages ( along with their timelines) that should be embedded in the video we are cleaning up and will upload them here! These send a more powerful message to the viewer and less challenging to create variation.
10. If you don't have a good Persian font, Please use one of the free fonts in the Google Drive folder:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OUH3zb5h2X6xji3rSCwhVwWajeE-QZyS?usp=sharing


About the attachments:

0*) Poet's green screen videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17X3HTqZAFUvCJoHFdFo7QNnh3YDQjJ4F?usp=sharing
1) Aabi.png -> This is the logo. Doesn't need to be large.
2) dafHeart2.mp4 -> A sample to show the concept of heart drumming on a Daf!
3*) masnavi_teaser_lyrics_latest.pdf/xlsx -> Lyrics (in Persian) their meanings ( updated)
4) Masnavi Arm.mp3 -> Mockup Music
5) heart.gif -> A beating heart. Note that the gif is an animation of 7 images and the music is also 7 beats per measure/bar. I encourage you to use your own .gif.
6) A daf.jpg -> Sample image of Daf percussion!
7) Tarfand Publishing Company Logo.tiff -> logo of the Publisher
8) MM_PoetryBook.jpg -> The Masavi book
9) Persian Font Names with Samples.docx -> Persian fonts and samples

PS. If you work with FCPx and Motion would like to share them, please let us know.

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Public Clarification Board

  • editsrza
    editsrza
    • 1 year ago

    Hi. my name is Hassan Raza, I am a photo and video editor. I was opening my video file and the time ran out and i am really sad. Can you give me your email i want to send my submission there. My video is much better than the other entries. i want another chance and you will not be disappointed.

    • 1 year ago
  • philhatt
    philhatt
    • 1 year ago

    Great! Will start work on this now.

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Looking forward to seeing your video. Thanks.

      • 1 year ago
  • csarami
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Hi Everyone,

    To make your life easier, these are the major changes after extention in the "Details": ( latest edit Feb 15, 7:30 AM EST)

    1. The cue sheet has changed slightly with a typo. now is read “ارمغانی نو از انتشارات ترقند"

    2. Approx 03:06: No need to display a text.

    3. see the other comments in the updated cue sheet at times: 6:15, Approx 15:03

    4. If you don't have a font, you install the fonts in GDrive attached. Please use Entezare Zohoor B4 or B Mitra (if you don’t have a better one!). They are in the google drive in the details attachment of the project.
    5. Display 4 calligraphies 1,2,3,4., suggested: around 1:39ish in sequence or other suitable places! NOTE: You may skip or show a subset of these if you don't find a space for it.
    6. Make sure you show the informative text in lower thirds! whenever is suitable based on the cue sheet?
    7. The horse and the heart were our preliminary ideas. Please do NOT emphasis too much on them!

    • 1 year ago
  • permotionteam
    permotionteam
    • 1 year ago

    Hello,Would you please check #17 Again?
    It's updated with a new video.
    Thank you in advance.

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      If you need more detailed comments, please send me a message in the chat after you submitted your update.

      • 1 year ago
  • juniorwije
    juniorwije
    • 1 year ago

    Hi! I just have a question about this project as I did not understand the description clearly. Where should I use the beating Heart? Is this a Trailer Video or a Music Video? Where should I use the poet speaking videos?

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Thank you for your interest. You don't have to use it from the beginning to start. The poetry in the excel file and also the video shows where to use it. You may view samples from other submissions. Actually, 2 of them are great!

      • 1 year ago
    2. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      The project is extended. This is trailer video as the title says. For where to placed poet speaking, please see the cue sheet attached. If you need more detailed comments, please send me a message in the chat after I see your prelimnary submission.

      • 1 year ago
  • paintedredstudio
    paintedredstudio
    • 1 year ago

    #increaseprize

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      I did by 10 dollars.

      • 1 year ago
  • datasolution125
    datasolution125
    • 1 year ago

    Please re-open some entries that you think is quite well. So that we can gain some more details that the final video should need to be according to your desire. Thanks

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Have you submitted yet? Please As long as you cover the beginning and end and also nicely place the poet's video clips everything would be fine!

      • 1 year ago
    2. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      it is reopen now.looking forward to seeing your submission.

      • 1 year ago
  • mashacha
    mashacha
    • 1 year ago

    Don't close it. I will upload my entry soon

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      I don't

      • 1 year ago
    2. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      It is extended for 5 more days.

      • 1 year ago
  • kiamehr8
    kiamehr8
    • 1 year ago

    Hello sir, I just updated the video and I would be happy if you let me send it to you
    Regards,
    Kiamehr

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Hi Kiamehr, If you need more detailed comments, please send me a message in the chat after you submitted your update.

      • 1 year ago
  • KenanTrivedi
    KenanTrivedi
    • 1 year ago

    Hi sir as it is extended, did you like my entry? I can still make changes except for the font. Thank you. #40

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Yes, I did. I gave your comments. If you need more detailed comments, please send me a message in the chat.

      • 1 year ago
  • Pranojitbarua
    Pranojitbarua
    • 1 year ago

    Sir , message me https://www.freelancer.com/u/Pranojitbarua

    • 1 year ago
  • datasolution125
    datasolution125
    • 1 year ago

    I am working in this project. The project is bit complicated but I am pretty sure that I'll come up with Something. I'll submit my entry soon.

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      As long as you cover the beginning and end and also nicely place the poet's video clips everything should be fine!

      • 1 year ago
  • KenanTrivedi
    KenanTrivedi
    • 1 year ago

    Please check entry #36

    • 1 year ago
  • itryq002
    itryq002
    • 1 year ago

    This is an initial clip - if you like it, I will complete the rest of the additions with feedback from you - thank you - please rate

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      I did. Please see the updated description.

      • 1 year ago
  • permotionteam
    permotionteam
    • 1 year ago

    Hello,Would you please check #17 ?
    Thank you in advance.

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      I just did. Please see the updated description.

      • 1 year ago
  • kiamehr8
    kiamehr8
    • 1 year ago

    Hello,
    Would you please check number #24 ?
    I guaranty unlimited revisions till 100% satisfaction
    Thanks

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      I did. Please see the updated description.

      • 1 year ago
  • mimazimi
    mimazimi
    • 1 year ago

    Hello there
    Due to my very deep acquaintance with Persian culture
    I hope I can submit a good entry
    Sincerely
    Mahdi

    • 1 year ago
    1. csarami
      Contest Holder
      • 1 year ago

      Thank you Mahdi for the kind words. Please see the updated desciption.

      • 1 year ago
  • csarami
    Contest Holder
    • 1 year ago

    Just uploaded the music ( mockup!) but the original will flow same timing. You may use markers to follow the lyrics in your software!

    • 1 year ago
    1. ScrollR
      ScrollR
      • 1 year ago

      ok sir

      • 1 year ago
    2. mfyad
      mfyad
      • 1 year ago

      feedback please #19

      • 1 year ago

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