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Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 13, 2013 - 03:39am PT
Last fall I shared a bit my small business venture with Gstrings Climbing Grips (http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1944841/Gstrings). Things have gone well since then and we're still at it.

My son who is a climber and videographer owed me some money (what else is new?! :-) so in exchange for canceling his debt, he offered to make several short videos (training, how-to adjust, and a intro/promo). Recently I spent a week in Missoula with him shooting a lot of raw footage for use in crafting the final clips.

For the ~30 second intro I really gave him free license to be creative because I really didn't have any specific ideas. Well it turned out that after I left, he actually did 'some additional filming' and I was a bit surprised what he came up with. I guess I shouldn't have been, since it's probably fairly natural given the double entendre of the name. At first I was a bit skeptical because of the 'skin'. However I ran it by a number of women who are quite outspoken and who I thought would be critical. I was pleasantly surprised to find out they actually liked it, or at least weren't turned off enough to say so.



However, I'm still a bit concerned about what people might think (witness the boob thread!) - especially parents whose kid might end up on our website and the video clip auto-plays. Relatively, though it's pretty mild and done in an artsy way.

I know the 'taco consists of all kinds who aren't afraid to speak their minds, so wanted to get some input regarding how to use it. The options as I see them are:

a) on opening screen in auto-play mode, no controls to stop, only a link to by-pass and proceed to main website (now implemented here)
b) on opening screen, it auto-plays but with normal youtube video controls so it can be stopped, also with the same link to main website.
b) on opening screen, but doesn't auto-play. Totally under user's control. User has to click to play or click to proceed and bypass
c) don't include it on the opening screen but just have a link to it somewhere on the homepage or somewhere in the website (kind of a waste since it would probably not be played once someone is already into the website.
d) forget about putting on website and just leave it on YouTube.
Fish Finder

Social climber
THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:30am PT



The product is cool on its own.

Why take a chance that you may be offending some.


Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:35am PT
Quite compelling!

Truth - I watched the whole vid to see if I'd get another glimpse :-)

Mission accomplished, right?

DMT
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:35am PT
I just wouldn't include it.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jun 13, 2013 - 07:42am PT
Actually well done. nothing pervy about it. BUT...

You obviously have some concern, so don't include it. When doing something like this you need to be 100% comfortable with it.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:09am PT


I find it very offensive due to the nudity involved...



Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:24am PT
I find it very offensive due to the nudity involved...


knott enough?
Russ S.

climber
was Seattle, now Spokane
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:32am PT
Filming was good, music was boring....
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:39am PT


"knott enough?"...


Was I that see thru???...



LOL!!!...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:51am PT
The music was perfect for just hangin' around.

I hang around here in my shorts.

Locker is being facetious as usual, butt given his face...

And G-strings are worn lower down than the shoulder blades, last I knew.

The black and white is effective and matches the older music.

If I had a left thumb, BTW, I'd be all over this, hangin' around in my shorts. But I don't want to get at all lopsided. I'm unbalanced enough.

And I'm too lazy to hang 'em up in the first place.

Far niente.

edit: Final analysis, get a grip on your worries. A nun would laff nowadays at what is permitted. And a second look shows a butt, not shoulder blades.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:55am PT
Just film a hotter butt next time, then show us more of it!
Floorabove

climber
The Gunks y\'all
Jun 13, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Naitch,

Still offering discount for ST members?
I'd like to order a set please.
No problem with the nudity, but that particular opening shot paired with that music made me think Deliverence.



locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 13, 2013 - 09:06am PT

"Just film a hotter butt next time"...

I viewed it a few times and think that it IS a nice butt...

It just needs to be positioned differently...

;-)

Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2013 - 09:24am PT
Locker's got it right. It is a nice butt - not that I've seen it in this condition.
Naitch

climber
Seneca area
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2013 - 09:32am PT
Floorabove - pm sent
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jun 13, 2013 - 09:45am PT
Actually glad you are soliciting opinions here...which will be varied as you suspected.

I'm pretty conservative about skin marketing, etc. However, YOU named YOUR product "G-String". Too late now to back down - go with it.

My honest opinion is that the short I just watched was very tastefully done. Nothing seemed offensive to me. It fits the product's name and the black/white footage along with the mellow music choice simmered down the hotness of that ass (which is a nice one by the way).

If I was running the show over there and had the G-string name and that short, then I would shoot some stills with the product somewhat blocking the ass view, butttttt still have it in the background blurred.

In summary, your son did you a favor by putting this together; it's hip, tasteful and fits your product's name.

PS I am buying a set tomorrow!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 13, 2013 - 09:56am PT
First I read the replies. With great trepidation I clicked. Imagine my
surprise, no, make that delight. I might have lit the opening shot differently
but there is no prurient setting on my studio lights. :-)

Compared to yer average billboard in Europe you are a prude, sir!

Most excellent overall and I thought the music absolutely fabulous!
But looking at those things gives me incipient carpal tunnel.
JeffR

Trad climber
Cayucos, CA
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:41am PT
It is a sad comment on the state of moral radicalism in this country that we would even consider that this innocent clip would offend anyone.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:46am PT


^^^

+1
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 13, 2013 - 10:47am PT
Sex appeal sells. Screw the Taliban.

DMT
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