BotB Social Media promotional shenanigans
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Level 25 Mixist
post #90087 :: 2017.09.04 9:13pm :: edit 2017.09.05 9:54pm
  VinCMG liēkd this
Most people here know that BotB has a Twitter account

But did you know that BotB also has a severely underutilized YouTube and Instagram account?

I'm taking the liberty of going to create some official promo material for the site (with puke7's permission first), from bandcamp album trailers to potentially featured artists and maybe new major trailers :o

The first album trailer (of Detroit XI) can be seen here:
|| Twitter
|| Facebook
|| Instagram
(in odd mirrorvision)

But yeah...thoughts on this initiative?
Level 7 Mixist
post #90088 :: 2017.09.04 9:48pm
press kit is a p good thing to have ???? this is a good idea!!
Level 21 Mixist
post #90089 :: 2017.09.04 10:02pm
  DBOYD, pigdevil2010, Xaser, Dimeback, xterm, Savestate, MiDoRi, RazerBlue6, A-zu-ra and kfaraday liēkd this
I had no idea there was a botb instagram account haha

We should just fill it with pics of puke's majestic beard
Level 27 Chipist
post #90090 :: 2017.09.04 10:57pm
  Jimmyoshi and johnfn hæitd this
"I'm taking the liberty of creating some official promo material…"

Level 25 Mixist
post #90092 :: 2017.09.04 11:03pm :: edit 2017.09.04 11:05pm
  Jangler, puke7 and RazerBlue6 liēkd this
I mean the more help, the merrier :o

Also, I do have puke7's approval on this, and when I say "official," I mostly mean "I'm handing the materials to puke7 for him to post on the BotB social media channels" (otherwise, I would've said unofficial if I knew it wasn't going to be a part of it)

I have some pretty decent editing and animation skills that I can put to use in arranging some trailers for the site, so if anyone wants to help out, then by all means!

I was mostly thinking about some ways to revitalize some of BotB's YouTube and Instagram channels, and I figured a bit of content could be a good start
Level 27 Chipist
post #90100 :: 2017.09.05 7:39am
  Sinc-X liēkd this
  Jimmyoshi hæitd this
that's fine; just the phrase "taking the liberty" specifically means doing so without approval
Level 25 Mixist
post #90105 :: 2017.09.05 10:11am
  Savestate liēkd this
I'll be careful of my wording in the future ( ゚^゚)
Level 25 Mixist
post #90145 :: 2017.09.06 9:23pm
Next album trailer (Summer Chip VII), I'm considering doing something with the top image entries for the trailer; may I have permission to use (and possibly do some modifications, mostly for animation's sake, to) the image entries for the sake of the album trailer?
Level 27 Hostist
post #90147 :: 2017.09.06 10:07pm
  Xyz, Xaser, Sinc-X, Pegmode, Jimmyoshi, MandraSigma, Savestate and A-zu-ra liēkd this
I don't think you need their permission. You are using their works to make a new work for BotB. BotB has the rights to do this. ;)
Level 25 Mixist
post #90219 :: 2017.09.08 11:03am
  Sinc-X liēkd this
I just realized that BotB albums eventually get a price tag with a trend of large majors (Seasonal Chip, Decadent Decade) getting $5 and everything else getting $3.

Should I reflect that in the trailers as well? I know that I put "pay your price" on the Detroit XI one since that was recently released, but I've a feeling that the information would be outdated when the next major release comes out. Maybe I should leave out pricing in the trailer altogether? :o
Level 27 Chipist
post #90220 :: 2017.09.08 11:08am
put a big block of tiny text at the very end that explains the actual details like all the Cool Kids do

(leaving it out works too)
Level 27 Hostist
post #90223 :: 2017.09.08 12:10pm
  Sinc-X, Chip Champion and A-zu-ra liēkd this
You could write "FREE for a Limited Time"

Basically, if we keep them all free then every time we run out of donloads for the month (200) bandcamp automajically marks everything at $7. ChipChampion came up with the idea of pricing albums once they're not new anymore. It's a pain in the ass to revert manually.
Level 11 Chipist
post #90224 :: 2017.09.08 12:35pm
  Sinc-X and A-zu-ra liēkd this
if u want I can maybe make some promo posters and stuff... maybe just some rendered text and cool dingles
Level 27 Hostist
post #90226 :: 2017.09.08 12:48pm
  meanings, TMM12, VinCMG and Sinc-X liēkd this
I like dingles!
Level 25 Mixist
post #91722 :: 2017.11.01 4:20pm
  Zlew liēkd this
Summer Chip VII YouTube and Instagram/Twitter/Facebook album trailer videos made; awaiting postans from das puke

This one took quite a while to do :o
Level 25 Mixist
post #92096 :: 2017.11.13 1:13am
  th4 D34D, MiDoRi and Savestate liēkd this
I am planning on making an end-of-year digest video for the major releases of this year:

- Funk it UP
- Winter Chip XII
- Metal 5
- SPC Echoes 2
- Spring Tracks VI
- Detroit XI
- Summer Chip VII
- Nintendo Trilogy
- FM Synth 2

While there may be some potential other majors that may spring up and end before the year ends, I at least want to showcase one song from each album released this year for the digest trailer. Inclusion will be based on albums that are released on Bandcamp and not necessarily based on the major's end date for voting.

With that said, I am requesting help from fellow BotBrs who want to try their hand at making a brief music video for any of the following songs:

- Quicksand Telescope from Funk it UP
- Beneath the Ice ヾ(。ꏿ﹏ꏿ)ノ゙ from Winter Chip XII
- Swashbuckler Saga from WILDCHIP != WIN
- Deus de Metallum \m/- -\m/ from Metal 5
- Coral Labyrinth from SPC Echoes 2
- Time Fragment from Spring Tracks VI
- Disfavorable Odds (Battle Music) from Detroit XI
- Destroyer X-Ray from Summer Chip VII
- CÉILIDH ! from Nintendo Trilogy
- whichever entry gets first in FM Synth 2 (assuming the album gets released within this year)

To make it easier for those interested, I'll also post the portions of the above mentioned songs that will be used in the digest video sometime soon. The music videos can be about whatever you want as long as it's appropriate to all audiences. Expect to make more than 30 seconds of video at the very least. Here are some of the technical requirements that I'm expecting for each of the videos:

- Resolution: 720p minimum
- Video Bitrate: 4mbps minimum
- Audio Bitrate: 192kbps minimum
- Audio Sample Rate: 44.1k
- Format: .mp4

I'll post a due date for these videos after I post the song portions. Expect the due date to be somewhere in the middle of December at the very least.
Level 25 Mixist
post #92112 :: 2017.11.13 1:29pm
  th4 D34D and MiDoRi liēkd this
Portions to be used in the digest video (with some leeway in the beginning and the end):

- Quicksand Telescope
- Beneath the Ice ヾ(。ꏿ﹏ꏿ)ノ゙
- Swashbuckler Saga
- Deus de Metallum \m/- -\m/
- Coral Labyrinth
- Time Fragment
- Disfavorable Odds (Battle Music)
- Destroyer X-Ray

If you're interested, you may send a link to your videos over to Videos will be credited to the respective creators under "Movie Director" in the final digest video; I will also provide my own music videos in case no one submits anything for a particular song.

The deadline for video submissions will be on
December 15, 2017

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