Life as a Graphic Designer & Maestro, The Music, Please.

3rd June 2009 by Lisa

We wanted to share one of the first entries made in to MOO’s MOOvie Mania Competition because it really spoke to us. It’s entitled: Life as a Graphic Designer by Marina. Given we have a few graphic designers on the team and a few of us have worked in agencies in the past, we particularly related to this tell-it-like-it-is account of a day in the life of a graphic designer. You’ll note the nod to MOO’s MiniCards at about 2 min 24sec in. The logo created by the client is worth highlighting. Don’t you agree, it’s just brilliant?

If you are submitting a MOOvie, don’t forget to include the tags “moovie mania” and “business cards” when you post your video to either YouTube, Flickr or Dailymotion. That’ll help us group them together later on. If you need them, all the rules (written in plain English) can be found here.

Adding Music to Your MOOvie
As we all know movies can be 100x better with music and sound effects. Think of Jaws without the famous Na-Na. Na-Na. Na-Na. But, where do you find all those great effects and music? We have few suggestions that might come in handy. If you have more, please leave in the comments.

Our friends at iStockphoto have an entire library of royalty-free music and every sort of sound effect submitted by their contributors. They are an inexpensive source and have offered any MOOvie Maker a 15% discount on 26 credits or more until the end of July. Just include the the code MOOvie on checkout for your discount.

There’s also lots of great music available with a Creative Commons license that won’t get you in trouble for copyright infringement.
 If you do use background music, per CC licensing requirements, you’ll need to attribute the music you use by mentioning and linking to the artist, or the CC page you found it on.

Here are some online resources (thanks to ccmixter

  • Creative Commons
  • Jamendo
  • Musopen

  • Or an original piece is always nice. Happy Composing!

    Comments (1)

    1. The Savannah Room:

      It’s not often that I sit & watch a video on You Tube though I have to say, this one was a beauty !

      Katherine x

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