I started the web redesign process, as I start everything, by working with the best-in-class providers in the relevant areas. At the core this meant liveBooks. liveBooks and Vimeo have teamed up to create a particularly streamlined integration of video content into a website. In preparation for this project, I intensively researched online video presentations by leading production companies, directors, and cinematographers and was surprised at how uninspired the web presentations were. Vimeo and liveBooks had the most elegant, streamlined integration of video I have seen anywhere.
Over the past four years I have been diving deeper into the moving image and it has been essential to keep my business competitive. I am really excited that liveBooks, a site I’ve trusted with presenting my still photography for the past five years, is now joining forces with Vimeo, the only other company I trust to help me broadcast my films and videos in a professional community of like-minded creatives.
Richard Patterson lives in New York City shooting portrait and editorial work for such clients as The New York Times, Nike, K Mart and Sony. Richard worked with our design team to create a layout that was expressive, but not distracting. Other things to check out while on Richard’s site are his use of our video upload feature and a link to his PhotoShelter archive.
livebooks has always been a great showcase for the still image. I just used the same tools to create something that features my work as a Director/Photographer. The end result is a site where all of my work can feel at home.
Director and Photographer Justin Francis’ new website has created the biggest buzz among the liveBooks staff since we launched the new National Geographic site. Why? Browse through the video pages (available in the “Director” menu area) and see for yourself. Justin asked me to be sure to acknowledge Adam Royer, our Senior Flash Designer, for all his hard work on these pages, which were custom designed just for this project.
We’ve been creating videos for photography instruction and corporate work for years, but until now, I’ve never been able to showcase those videos on my website. With the integration of Vimeo into my liveBooks site, my photo and video worlds are finally going to unite. Video integration on markwallacephotography.com isn’t just a nice feature – it’s essential to the growth of our studio. Video is our lifeblood.
Mark Wallace is a commercial fashion photographer based out of Phoenix, AZ who teaches workshops across the country. He is creator and host of the web-based video series ‘Photography One on One’ and ‘How’d They Do That?’ sponsored by AdoramaTV. He is also the co-founder of Snapfactory studios.
Jeff Lisk and Bernd Possardt are an award winning video/commercial director duo based in Germany. Be sure to check out their new Lamborghini commercial. Their website goes beyond photography to showcase award winning multimedia content. The rich video collection that Jeff and Bernd created does not only load fast, but is also presented very professionally and artistically. You might be surprised to know that all the video pages were created and uploaded by them with no intervention by our staff. It is a great example of how a liveBooks site can adapt to the different kinds of content our client might have.
Be surprised when you visit this site! It’s a liveBooks site for sure, but the main “portfolios” here are not still images. Instead, poignant videos are used to create a strong emotional connection between the viewers and the subjects who need your support. Once the connection is made, the “Get Involved” page suggests different ways that you can contribute to the cause, making it easy for anyone to take immediate action. Also note how it integrates the use of social media in the “share” page.
Video and film are my mediums and I want to share that with my website visitors. liveBooks has always built intuitive and stylish websites. I can embed high-speed and quality videos right through my editSuite using their multimedia tools. It doesn’t get easier than that! I even got a random call all the way from California (to Texas) asking about my site, how I did it and how the video’s looked so good- all I could say was LIVEBOOKS!