How I built My Crowdfunding Video Myself – The Presentation

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First:If you got the money, I highly recommend using a professional like Explanation Video to build your crowdfunding video. The video I created is less than professional, but 2 days into the campaign I’ve managed to raise 1/3 of the funds.  So at the very least it did not harm the effort.

If you’re like me, and possibly many aspiring crowdfunders, DIY might be the only option. Money is what you’re short on.

In this first installment I’ll talk about building the presentation.

The Basics

The Presentation

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laptop & Internet Connection Prezi is cloud based presentation software – @ $4.95 per month Snagit is screen capture (images & Video) – $30 – $50 Royalty Free Music (Background music) (Artist ZingDog) $25

The Steps

  1. Set up a Prezi account – I started with a free account, and decided that it was the right thing.  Then I set up the standard account for some of the value features.  This software has been useful on a number of projects.  Prezi is still a fairly new and imaginative take on the presentation.
  2. Build Your Presentation – select a template (recommended) and play with the motion & zoom effects. Here’s a quick introduction on how to use Prezi. Be careful that you don’t rev it up so much you disorient your viewer.  It can invoke motion sickness.
  3. Select & Embed Your Background Music – I found Pond5.  It was the easiest royalty free music site to navigate and find the right music.  The prices were amazing.  A big thank you to ZingDog who had the perfect track. Embedding background sound is easy with Prezi. Follow this link for the instructions.
  4. Add Voice overs – Record Your Voice Overs and Embed into Prezi frames – More detail on this in the next installment.
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Author of two books, Poet, Meditation Teacher, Buddhist blogger, backup guitarist for his teenage boys, lucky husband and technologist
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