“Don’t Let Me Down” by Joy Williams as featured by State Farm

Music Video – Audio Only

This music video is below in two videos. The first is the song only. The second is the State Farm commercial that featured the song.

Music Video – State Farm Ad

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“You Saved Me” by Alfred C Ivery

Here’s a powerful video by Alfred C Ivery titled “You Saved Me.” [iTunes]

Resources

Below are additional resources for this song and the artist.

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Video

Hall of Fame – The Script and will.i.am

Published on Aug 21, 2012

The Script’s official music video for ‘Hall of Fame’. Click to listen to The Script on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TheScriptSpotify?I…

As featured on #3. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TheScript3iTunes?I…
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/TheSriptHOFGplay?I…
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TheScript3Amazon?I…
Stream more music from The Script here: http://smarturl.it/TheScriptMStream?I…

More from The Script
ManOn Wire: https://youtu.be/QV62YRpIeUA
Breakeven: https://youtu.be/MzCLLHscMOw
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved: https://youtu.be/gS9o1FAszdk

More great 00’s videos here: http://smarturl.it/Ultimate00?IQid=Sc…

Follow The Script
Website: http://www.thescriptmusic.com/gb/home
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thescript
Twitter: https://twitter.com/THESCRIPT
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheScript/posts

Subscribe to The Script on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/TheScriptFlex?IQid…

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Lyrics:

Yeah, you can be the greatest
You can be the best
You can be the King Kong banging on your chest

You can beat the world
You can beat the war
You can talk to God, go banging on his door

You can throw your hands up
You can beat the clock (yeah)
You can move a mountain
You can break rocks
You can be a master
Don’t wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you gon’ find yourself

Standing in the hall of fame (yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah)
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah)
And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame

Video

“Great Big Storm” by Nate Ruess – Iowa City Video

Introduction

The Convention and Visitors Bureau in our area launched a promo video through YouTube on 9 December 2015. Within 24 hours it already had over 10,000 views. About a week later, the views were over 25,000 with a 98% satisfaction ratio.

The featured song and theme is “Great Big Storm” by Nate Ruess which conveys the abundance and diversity that comes together in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, and surrounding area. Further commentary is below.

Enjoy and share!

Broad Use and Application

The video is a great resource for employers, businesses, educators, realtors, web designers, and anyone wanting to share a glimpse of the opportunities in this area.

The YouTube version embeds nicely and looks great on just about any platform. The Vimeo version is also excellent.

A Non-Profit Community Resource

This is a ‘first of its kind’ project that’s receiving national attention (see the visitor map below).

Most videos of this quality and scope are developed for a narrow purpose with a specific business or commercial purpose in mind. This video was produced as a service to the entire community and made available free of charge.

With it’s general branding, this video is a valuable community asset that can be embedded on social media or websites for a variety of purposes.

Community Videos Done Right

Think about this… In just about any metropolitan area, hundreds of businesses, organizations, non-profits, groups, and individuals could conceivable have need for a generic video like this one.

Rather than have all of them independently contract with a firm to produce such a video, it really makes sense for a public interest organization (like the Convention and Visitors Bureau) to help facilitate the production of such a video.

It enhances the way people view our community, and that benefits everyone. To the extent that businesses want to enhance their brand image, a video like this one helps achieve that.

About the Producers

The video was a community collaborative project guided by the skilled team at DPD Productions. You can visit DPD Productions on Vimeo to view their recent portfolio of work consisting of 90 professional videos. Follow DPD Productions on Facebook for the latest news.

Best Practices

This video sets a standard for how to produce a high quality metropolitan area welcome video. For producers, here are some elements to make note of:

  • Activities and Movement. The video predominantly features people engaged in activities, rather than footage of things.
  • Broad Use.  In any video like this one, some people will feel left out wondering why one restaurant or golf course is featured rather than another. The think to remember is that a video like this one is presenting a few highlights from the area. It’s not an ad for any particular business. If anything, it’s an ad for an entire metropolitan area. Given the mix of video images, the average viewer isn’t going to walk away from the video with a particular business in mind. They will have an overall impression about an area. That’s the goal.
  • Diversity. One of the mistakes made when producing video or print materials is that the resulting content is narrowly representative of whoever is producing it. Their close circle is represented rather than the community being represented. Diversity is either forgotten about, or there’s an awkward over-compensation that results in a dozen friends depicted with each person of a distinct and different nationality or race. This video strikes the right balance or presenting organic representative diversity that is reflective of what a person would experience when visiting the area.
  • Contextual Aerial Views. When presenting a broader metropolitan area, it’s helpful to cut from wide open shots to closeups. This offers context. To achieve overhead visuals, tall poles can be used (like a big selfie stick). When combined with being on a truck, and using image stabilization, it’s possible to create a floating effect. Drones can also be used, but certain regulations and safety guidelines must be followed. This video was produced by professionals very experienced with drone flight who followed the best practices with regard to their operation.
  • Great Music. The music used in any promotional video is a very important part of setting the mood. The Great Big Storm song featured in this video is upbeat, positive, and uplifting. This helps create a context for the overall message.
  • Open Branding. Imagine getting to the end of an amazing movie, and having no credits scroll by. That would be impossible, right? There’s usually a list of a hundred people who want credit for their contribution to a project. So, it takes a lot of setting egos aside to create a video with no specific business recognition. Yet, this is very important for any video to be used broadly and effectively by everyone.
  • Real People – Not Actors. One thing you’ll notice about the video is that while some of it seems to have been planned, the footage is not staged. It’s mostly taken from actual events and features real people, not paid professional actors who have been brought in from somewhere else. This results in a real genuineness and sincerity that is conveyed through the video. It’s particularly important in this video, since genuineness and sincerity is part of the message.

Video Views

Below is the view trend for the video in the first week after launch, beginning with 10,000 views at 24 hours after launch.

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Lightning Tent by Wildlife

First published to YouTube on 16 December 2013

The official video for Wildlife’s newest single – Lightning Tent, from their new album “On The Heart”, in stores and online now! http://goo.gl/O6VFF

Song about the Tornado Outbreak of 17 November 2013 by Aileeah and Jacob Colgan

On November 17, 2013, an unusual tornado outbreak occurred in Illinois and surrounding area. The event resulted in 73 tornados. Two of the tornadoes reached level EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, a severity that typically levels everything in its path. Hail was as big as 4 inches in some areas. The EF4 tornado that struck Washington, Illinois caused $935 million in damage.

The music video below tell of the resilience and determination of those who arose from the aftermath to rebuild their lives and community.

“Let It Go” From Frozen Performed by Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato, Elizabeth South, Luciana Zogbi

These are the five most popular versions of “Let it Go” from the Disney movie Frozen with almost 1 billion combined views.


“Let It Go” From Frozen Performed by Idina Menzel (Over 440 million views)


“Let It Go” From Frozen Performed by Demi Lovato (Over 350 million views)


“Let It Go” From Frozen: Multilingual Version (Over 50 million views)


“Let It Go” From Frozen Performed by Elizabeth South (Over 3.7 million views)


“Let It Go” From Frozen Performed by Luciana Zogbi (Over 3.6 million views)


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Video

Passenger – Let Her Go [Official Video]

Published on Jul 25, 2012

The official video for ‘Let Her Go’, as featured in the Budweiser Superbowl 2014 commercial.

Directed and Produced by Dave Jansen. Amazing work Dave – http://www.funmonkey.com.au

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“Let Her Go” [Lyrics]

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you’ll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you’ll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
‘Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
‘Cause you loved her too much
And you dived too deep

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go
And you let her go
Well you let her go

‘Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

‘Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go