About seven years ago, I had the pleasure of being contracted to work on a video for a general contractor in Cleveland. OH named John.
John and I met nearly 4 years earlier when I responded to his Craigslist ad for website help. On a bright, summer day, I visited his office for a meeting, where we instantly hit it off and decided to work together.
I made the necessary updates to his website and he was pleased with my work. He began calling me for more and more updates on his site, and some of those updates prepared him for the looming housing bubble burst that threatened businesses like his.
One of the updates we worked on was rebranding his company and doing a complete website overhaul. Rather than being a “general contractor”, we changed the way he presented his business online to reflect his strength as a “home remodeler” who built room beautiful additions and managed large kitchen remodels. I’ll go into more detail on that case study in another post, but for now, I want to take you back to 2014, when I found this animated explainer video program.
John was an awesome boss who allowed me to tinker with all parts of his online presence. I wanted to make a video commercial for his business, so I searched around for tools that would allow me to create.
There was a bit of a learning curve working with this software for the first time. It was 2014, a mere year after this software was first sold, and I wanted to get my hands dirty with it. During the free trial period, I created this video for John… my first Powtoon creation (but definitely not my last). I hired a voice actor from Fiverr.com, and I wrote a short script for her to read. Once I had the voiceover, I made the video and added it to Tamer’s website that I also created. Funny… I just looked and it’s still there at the bottom of the homepage.
Sometimes it makes you cringe when you see your first attempts at learning a new skill. This video almost does that, but even more, it’s a reminder of how far I’ve come in just 6 years’ time!
Check out the video now, and look out for my next posts about my progression as I learned about video creation.