How does this work? Just give us a list of species you want to see. We will try to incorporate them all into the video. Most clients want rarities, but we don't have ALL the rarities. Two to four seconds per species keeps most folks watching and wanting more. Sorry, no pelagics. (Ever tried shooting video on a boat?)
We send you the video and it's yours to embed. We can provide most formats. A good way to use a mini video is to let us upload it to the sharing site, Vimeo. You get the Vimeo embed code and can have it on your site in seconds. Privacy settings asure you are the sole user of your video. We recommend continuous "looping" so that it plays over and over once the page is loaded. Only one video below is set for autoload and continuous looping to accomodate slower computers that will not play six simultaneous videos. The writing goes away when the cursor is moved off the video.
What about sound? Ambient sound is great, but these clips are so short that leaving
the sound in would be uncomfortable to listen to, as they constantly switch. If you want sound chose music or a separate locally recorded sound track.
Website Mini Videos
Examples of our videos. Scroll down for examples made to advertise hypothetical trips to various places.
Black and White
Mexican Spotted Owl
Blue and Yellow Macaw
White-throated Mountain Gem
Ornate Hawk Eagle
Your choice of species on your video. Order now.
How Big Should My Video Be?
You are probably familiar with the usual sizes of video images. HD is 1920 x 1080 pixels. It fills a typical screen. 4K images are 4 times that size. The videos on this page are 386x 214 pixels. The one on the Home Page of this website is 800 x 450. 350 x 200 is about as small as you would want.
Larger videos are usually larger files. Larger files take longer to load, and if too large (say 50-100MB), customers with slow computers may not be able to see the video in a timely fashion. This is why we recommend keeping the video small. The 350 x 200, 5 MB files load almost instantly on any computer.
A good solution is to embed your video from Vimeo. It's free once you have purchased your video. Use their bandwidth, not your own and don't worry about loading times. You can have a video as big as you want. We provide the embedding code.
Embedding a video takes less than a minute and requires no knowledge of HTML.
Do not expect an HD video, regardless of size to have the resolution you are used to with photos.