Pepperdine University E-sign Proof of Concept

E-sign Proof of Concept

STORY: My brother Marc is a Senior Applications Developer at Pepperdine University. He asked me to help him with a pitch for some new software that Pepperdine University is developing and trying to implement. They wanted an “Introduction” video but weren’t really sure what they wanted the video to contain. Marc showed me an example of what the department lead and school V.P. might want and asked if we could replicate it. So, with the help of my other brother David who is perusing his M.F.A. in film at the Art Center of Design we quickly threw something together to show them. Armed with a Nikon 5D mark II, my Macbook Pro, FCP… lil’ bit of this and a lil’ bit of that coupled with a dash of Esquivel’s music thrown in for good measure…poof, Proof Of Concept! The client loved the pitch and then they immediately attempted to get us to sign a contract and work for free.  Free…Really?  Needless to say, we declined. In the end it felt great  knowing that my brothers amd I can pull off an Industrial Video, no problem.

TOOLS: Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Audacity This is the sketch that my brother and I whipped up.

CLOSING THOUGHTS: Sooo…a major university with a budget wants us to work without any financial compensation. Furthermore, the woman who was interviewing us tried to sweeten the pot by informing us that if we DID take on the project, and I quote:”Who knows… it may just bring some future work from us and you would have our name [Pepperdine University] on your reel” Future work without any financial compensation?! Really?  Yay.


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