Leigh's Videos of 2012
" For All Of Life's Occasions "
Created on October 26,2012
" For All of Life's Occasions" with Nat King Cole's famous song, " LOVE" is the first music video that I have ever created! No matter how many videos I make for my gift basket business, I believe that this one shall always hold a special place in my heart. While the concept of the video came quite quickly to me, it was working through the process of editing each frame for the timing to the music, deciding which effects and transitions to use, and making sure each frame was exactly the same! I really learned the video making process by the time that I had completed my final edit! I wanted this first video to give my viewers a sampling of all of the categories of gifts available in my online store. I even made the gifts appear to dance across the frame!
" Have Yourself A Merry La Bella Christmas "
Created on November 14, 2012
" Have Yourself A Merry La Bella Christmas" with Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, is the second video in my music video collection. While this song has always been an American Christmas Classic, I made a play on words by substituting the name of my parent company for the word " Very". I was hoping to start a new Christmas tradition of my own in making La Bella Baskets a household name! Shortly before I created this video, Hurricane Sandy came ashore and reeked havoc on New York and New Jersey. With the launch of this new video, I also create a fund raiser through my store to raise funds for LCMS Relief for Hurricane Sandy victims. My church belongs to the LCMS, so I did not need to reinvent the wheel.
My Fraternal Twin Videos Become Fierce Competitors on Social Media
" Savor The Season "
Created on December 7, 2012
" Savor the Season" I was created to be a short, one minute video to give viewers some gift ideas for Christmas gifts across my store categories, as I had made " Have Yourself A Merry La Bella Christmas" earlier to showcase the entire Christmas gift line only. I used the verb savor to bring in cheese gifts, fruit baskets and chocolates! I chose the " Jingle Bell Jump", a peppy instrumental version of " Jingle Bells" as my song of choice to be a direct complement of the slow, relaxing tempo of " Have Yourself A Merry La Bella Christmas" . After one minute, I discovered that one was not long enough, and two videos would be cover the amount of gifts that I needed to showcase!
" Savor The Season"
Created on December 9. 2012
" Savor The Season" II was created to be " the extention" of " Savor I", but how to do it properly without redundancy? I quickly came up with the idea to make them " fraternal twin videos". I would make their compositions very similar, but with different colored frames . Now, as with any clever set of new ideas, it works best if you can somehow tie them together to make sense. I absolutely love the board game " Tribond", so I am a quick thinker when finding a common element. Fraternal twin videos, Twin Racers....Kennywood Park ( Hey! I am a Pittsburgher! ) ...red and green ( not blue since it's for Christmas) and the racing element! The Twin Racers zip along the wooden track, taking turns being the first to pull into the station, so my twin videos will have a Video Viewing Race, and my viewers will determine the winner by which one receives the most views! Henry, the adorable teddy bear from Savor II won over the Spa Gift Basket from Savor I by an almost two-to-one margin! Delightful fun!