As you know, I am a passionate traveler and work online while traveling and living in various countries. So it shouldn’t be a surprise when I tell you my startup company has a lot to do with it, too! It’s entirely online and it’s for passionate travelers only 😉
Today, I’d like to do 2 things – introduce to you the Meliway Travel Movie Maker (that’s the tool!) and ask for your help. Check out the pitch video Jordan and I did for the Indiegogo campaign.
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What is the Meliway Travel Movie Maker
This is an online tool for you to turn your travel memories into impressive visual stories. You can now make short movies from your travel photos. And before you ask – yes, I really mean actual short movies and not slideshows.
During the video production process, you pin point where you’ve been and draw your own route on the map. Your pictures for each location make your video unique. And you are totally involved in the video production process because you choose a music theme, an intro and an ending for your video.
And let’s not forget the maps – they are specially designed for the travel movie maker.
You can see in the Indiegogo campaign gallery trailers and sample travel movies as well as a few of the maps we have designed so far.
We are on the homestretch now.
The website and the video production system are ready. We have developed the online interface of the Travel Movie Maker on our website and the beta test is just around the corner!
We have designed 3 world maps for the Animated Album movies, Europe Road Trip and US Road Trip maps, and Cruise maps for the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
We have created 4 amazing intros and 4 completely different endings, making it possible for you to create exciting and fun travel movies, matching your taste and preferences.
What we don’t have yet is the infrastructure to execute the production of many travel movies quickly and reliably. (Apparently, a work station specifically assembled for video editing and production costs loads of money!)
So here’s where you come in – help needed with the Indiegogo campaign!
We need help to cover the initial expenses for the video production. I won’t go into great details as they can get pretty technical but to sum it up, all contributions will go toward hardware, software and licensing costs associated with providing you with a great user experience:
- purchase two workstation assembled specifically for processing video plus other necessary hardware (e.g. UPS units)
- acquire additional licenses for the video editing software and the necessary Plug-ins
- set up a dedicated hosting service
- obtain licenses for mass reproduction of royalty free songs for the use of optional background themes.
We are making small steps in this direction as we speak – but it will be so much faster, rewarding and fun with your help! 😉
And that’s why I reach out to you for support.
First thing’s first – Click to Tweet this post! And keep on reading as I am about to tell you what’s in it for you if you contribute to the campaign on Indiegogo.
Every dollar counts so you can contribute as little as $1 – then you will become a Meliway Scout and will get mentioned on the Supporters page on the Meliway’s website.
For a contribution of $10 or more, you will become a Meliway Guide and will get a free video of your choosing (cruise, road trip or animated album). You can redeem the coupon code for your free video up to 1 year after the travel movie maker becomes available. FYI: the retail price of the travel movies is $15 – $25 and we estimate the tool will be available online in May 2014.
And, of course – you get an honorable mention on the Supporters Page on the Meliway Website, right away.
For a contribution of $25 or more, you will become a Meliway Pioneer and you can take part in the 1-month private beta test of the travel movie maker. As a beta tester, you can make up to 3 travel movies during the beta test, for free! All we ask is that you send us feedback about your experience, and fill in the survey at the end of the beta testing period.
And of course, you will get an honorable mention on the Supporters Page on the Meliway’s website. And one more thing – as a Meliway insider, from now on you will be the first to know and try all new cool features we add!
And if you are super generous and would like to contribute $1500 or more, you will become a Meliway Prophet and you can see your idea for a video element come to life! We can create a new, unique Intro or Ending based on your idea – you could choose the theme and it will be named after you!
Consequently, this intro or ending would be used and liked by thousands of people! How does it sound for a pirate-theme intro: “Jack Anderson’s Jolly Action”? Or for a wedding-theme ending: “Anne Connor’s Poetry in Motion”?
Plus, of course, an honorable mention on the Supporters Page on Meliway Website.
We also invite you to share this campaign on social media
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Although you don’t get anything tangible in return for your shares, I promise you – it means the world to me and I am super thankful for helping me out! 😀