Zcash Introduction Video [Zcash Foundation Awarded Grant]


#34

I am over the moon with this video! Well done, brief, to the point and succinct. It perfectly covers the privacy advantage of ZCash in a way even Suzie Soccer Mom can understand. Bravo!

@zooko - now it’s your turn to plaster this everywhere beginning with your Twitter page!

RELEASE THIS IMMEDIATELY!

After that, translate it into Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean and Chinese for the rest of the world.


#35

Awesome work @public_image !!

How long until we can publish/tweet it to the world?


#36

nice work! 20 charac


#37

Thanks! We really appreciate it. We do have a few adjustments to make, we’ll have “final” ready Sunday/Monday - to be safe. Just have to add in one last little composition, make it fit, correct a few spacing issues and viola. Also want to wait for a few more forum blessings here!

Thanks again!


#38

High quality and I see some great work, but, personally: I don’t like it.
Animations are not in sync with voice, many low res images, shielded transaction part (00:35) has very confusing graphic that is only half used, “Engineers Scientists Advisors Developers” feels so empty and the zk snarks part feels pointless, over all I think there is way too much text.

Kudos in any case, I know it’s not the final product!


#39

Can you set the privacy settings on that video to something that isn’t blocked in the EU, please?

Edit: oh, apparently it was some problem with Firefox rather than the location; worked in Chrome (or else my privacy settings are different in Chrome).


#40

I agree with you, personally, I think some parts of the voice and animation should be slower,
that way rookies could get it too!


#41

@public_image How are we looking for the final release?

It would be nice to have it to show at Zcon0 next week as an example of the Zcash Foundation Grant program.


#42

@Shawn apologies for the delay! We have made a few changes, nothing too major but some timing and spacing issue fixes. Currently, we are reworking the zcash logo as we were recently made aware of a minor trademark issue. Of course, we have no issues with using the version that is uploaded right now at Zcon0 if the foundation wanted something to show - even if it was just a little sample clip, perhaps not the whole video. There aren’t any major errors and the video looks and sounds sharp.

I had a great talk with the Zcash marketing director, Josh Swihart, this past Friday about a few rebranding details Zcash will be undergoing over the next couple months. Some of that may find its way into this video, so we’re holding off a bit to see what we’ll need/want to incorporate - but for now, as long as the trademarking is good to go, the video should be fine for “wide” release.

A further update, i’ll be back here next time with a script for the zk-snarks video. I’d like to repeat the process from last time. We’ll upload a script and get feedback and hopefully we’ll have some voices chime in on if we’re going too deep into snarks or barely scratching the surface, if the video is too technical or not enough, etc. Open for discussion here!


#43

@public_image Has the final cut for this version been released yet? I would like to get it out there to be a good talking point and since Sapling is near we will be getting alot of media attention that could also reflect well on your work.


#44

Goodness…9+ months to release a 3 minute video…ffs, some random Youtuber could have had one in an hour for a hundred bucks.

The release of this video Pre-Sapling is critical, a point that cannot be understated.


#45

Any word on the video?


#46

There is a new video by some people on YouTube, it’s already pretty outdated
In *General - review on Zcash thread


#47

I have to say that radio silence from @public_image who received Zcash Foundation Grant funding for two videos is disappointing. :neutral_face:


#48

Hi everyone,

Apologies for the delay in response. We are still here and absolutely committed to getting final products done.

I was away on holiday with family for a couple weeks. Just got back this past weekend and endured an office/studio relocation. Its been a very trying week.

I have a meeting coming up with this Monday with Chris, who is our lead on this project (and unfortunately a couple handfuls of others), I will put Zcash at the top of the list.

Going through my notes now, I’m seeing that we were waiting on rebrand information from the zcash company, not the foundation. That still isn’t scheduled til October. I think that is why this project got pushed back, we were contacted by the zcash company and were made aware of a rebrand. I have in my notes that there may be some changes, so we were initially holding off on putting more hours into the intro video in case there would be changes to our compositions.

However, that being said, I also see in my notes that technically, a logo switch could be made and the video we produced should be legally acceptable by the zcash company - I think the company gets final word on what gets output to the public.

Finally, I will also bring up on Mondays meeting the zksnarks video that I think has been quite a feat to take on. Last meeting I recall about it there were a couple of scripts submitted by Chris and a staff writer, one was very technical (hard to properly exemplify in a video) and the other was way to simple and not comprehensive enough.

I know everyone has been incredibly patient. Thank you for that. Please bear with me just a little more and updates will follow.

All the best,

Andrew


Update on Grants and Grant Winners
#49

thanks for the update!


#50

Thanks for the update, I wasn’t aware that Zcash Company had asked you to hold off until the re-brand, that makes sense.


#51

Now that the re-brand is complete where are we at @public_image ?


#52

Rebrand on the site is awesome! The video on the site is not from us, but I like it. I will admit, seeing a video on the new site was a bit surprising- not that one is/was owed to us, but we weren’t given a heads up about that at all, seems like a zcash company matter and not a foundation matter. When we were first putting together the introduction video, we thought about going the stock footage route but it didn’t feel unique or custom enough for what we had in mind. We’re just so used to seeing stock footage used in tech videos, it looks and feels a bit obvious that it’s stock footage. When we shoot our own production, we always have scripts and actors which immediately does away with look/vibe of stock footage.

We are reworking a few things on the video that we produced to try and match the feel of the rebrand. I also think the voice-over is still preferred over fly-by text. We know that what we were granted to produce was never a guarantee that it would be used, and it was granted by the foundation, not the company. No matter what, we’ll come through with a final version, used or not. We’re still dedicated to putting together the zk-snarks video, most of which has been built. The compositions of the zk-snarks video matched the feel/style of our intro video, so we are trying to see what is salvageable, while adapting the vibe of the rebrand.


#53

I wouldn’t read to much into the Video the Zcash Company put out. I think there is still plenty of room to get your video out there, even if it’s not used on the Zcash Company site it could be used on the Foundation site, or Zcash Community site.