go_away

Author Topic: Chance to ride in an Autonomous Car  (Read 747 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TejayBomanTopic starter

  • Beginner
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Helpful? 0
Chance to ride in an Autonomous Car
« on: August 27, 2012, 01:46:42 PM »
Hi guys, contribute to our campaign for a chance to ride in an autonomous car.

http://tinyurl.com/8gqerfv


Offline Soeren

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,672
  • Helpful? 227
  • Mind Reading: 0.0
Re: Chance to ride in an Autonomous Car
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 02:07:36 PM »
Hi,

You might wanna clean up your video - it's the most horrendous video I've ever seen!

Better yet, shoot another, loose the ill placed rock music (you're trying to sell, not entertain) and do the speech in a studio, or at least in a place where your voice isn't drowned in noise (you can always blend in whatever footage you want), but if you're hoping for a $80'000 funding, you seriously need to make a clear and professionel video - rather than this kindergarten level mock up.
Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
Please remember...
Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

Offline TejayBomanTopic starter

  • Beginner
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Helpful? 0
Re: Chance to ride in an Autonomous Car
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 02:20:32 PM »
I apologize for the sound quality of the video. However, I've heard many people complain about crowdfunding campaigns that had high video budgets, the general attitude is "If you can afford to have such a snazzy video, why should I give you money?"

We're a very small start-up with very few resources, please do not confuse that as a lack of professionalism or passion. Please reply or contact me with any other concerns you may have. Thanks.

Offline Soeren

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,672
  • Helpful? 227
  • Mind Reading: 0.0
Re: Chance to ride in an Autonomous Car
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 08:34:22 PM »
I apologize for the sound quality of the video. However, I've heard many people complain about crowdfunding campaigns that had high video budgets, the general attitude is "If you can afford to have such a snazzy video, why should I give you money?"
Well, my attitude is, that if you don't care enough about your own project (which is the impression I get from your video), why should I (or anyone) part with good money for a chance to get a ride (provided the winner pays  the travel expenses I assume), when I can rent a Ferrari for a couple of weeks at less expense, or just fund my own projects - I may be oldfashioned, but when I part with money, I expect a return ;)

Making a good video just takes a little care and attention to detail, a PC and a cam and you could probably get some media students to help for food/drink/whatever if you need it, either with how to do it, or doing it entirely.

There's nothing "snazzy" about a noise free video - nobody said that you need intro-/outro texts flying off the screen, topless dancers, odd angles, or similar, just sharp footage and whatever info in an intelligible voice.

Talk is cheap, especilly when hidden in the noise floor ;) so perhaps add something more substantial, like engineering specs, design drawings or something along that line.

And if you feel an urge to splash bits of music here and there, soft classical music gradually faded in/out gives a much more calm and composed impression.


We're a very small start-up with very few resources, please do not confuse that as a lack of professionalism or passion.
I'm sure you are passionate about it, since you're taking the time to do it at all. Your professionalism I can only judge from what I see (i.e. the video), which isn't very convincing - I have seen eight-year old kids make better footage with a cheap cam and an outdated PC as their only resource.


Please reply or contact me with any other concerns you may have. Thanks.
I don't have a single concern, I was merely trying to tip you off about how to get more people interrested in your project, but if you prefer the look and feel of your present video, then so be it, no skin of my back. I just don't see how you dare hoping to be able to raise that amount of money with such poor bait.
Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
Please remember...
Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

 


Get Your Ad Here

data_list