Pardon the cheesy title, I meant it literally.
Due to the complexities in a video project, there are many areas
of value that you may not be aware of. Each of these areas
require some work, and some innovation. Are these areas hype,
or value? Read and hopefully you will be able to decide.
In the first part, let us work backwards from the completed
product that you receive. Let’s look at the cover.
I’ve realised that designing a cover is a niche on its own.
Typically, getting a graphic designer to design a cover costs
from 5 USD/hour to 20 USD/hour, so depending on the
quality, and complexity of the design, you are charged
Here are some places where designers can be found:-
As for me, I don’t have any qualifications as a designer.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have been trained as a
programmer, and have been working as one for 3 years
before I started as a videographer.
What I do is to search for ideas from sites like cdcovers.cc.
I’ve particularly found a treasure trove of design ideas
from the Criterion Collection, a privately held company that
distributes “authoritative” consumer versions of “important
classic and contemporary films”. (Excerpt from Wikipedia.)
There you have it… my “Secret”.
Here are a couple of my own designs… I strive to come up
with something unique for every couple, but playing with
similar themes, because obviously some of the design ideas
that work well for certain genres of film do not work well for
Here are some of my designs :-
Some of the elements influencing my designs are
the events in the couple’s actual day,
the music I’ve picked for the couple,
the couple’s personal story.
All these elements are linked of course. But more
on that later!