Disclosure: This post and video are sponsored by VidMob. My opinion about the use of this app are honest and they are my own.
Every year I think about my Pink Stuff recipe and how I wish it looked better, but without a video there really isn’t a way to present it any other way than through photographs. Unfortunately, it’s hard to capture each of the steps through photos so that the person making the recipe knows exactly what it is supposed to look like. Every year the recipe goes unchanged because, quite frankly, I am horrible at editing video. Not only that the video editing app out there is overwhelming to me and when I get done what I have is NOTHING like I envision. This year I decided to try out the new iOS app called VidMob (coming soon to Google Play).
VidMob is a platform that connects video content creators to video editors in a realtime, bid-based marketplace.
Using the app was as easy as taking some still shots of my ingredients and finished product and a few small shots as I made the Pink Stuff. I wanted a shot over the top type of video that was easy to follow and relatively short, much like the BuzzFeed Food style videos. Once I had everything I needed all I had to do was download the VidMob app and register.
The process of starting your first project:
- Name Your Project – make it something you will remember but you can always change it later. It’s not stuck in stone, so no worries.
- Hit Create.
- Choose the videos and still photos you want to include in your project.
- Once you have selected your videos and images to include you have the choice to collaborate with friends on the project. I didn’t do this, but it would be a great feature when putting together a video where different friends were recording different views on the same event.
- Next you set up your Project Details and choose your video category, your turnaround time desired (as soon as 1 day) and any notes to the editor. You then agree to the Terms and Conditions and start searching for your editor.
- Each editor has a small bio and a bid amount along with any limitations to what you get for your money. I saw some editors in there for as little as $30 and some as much as $175. Note: If you edit video you might want to sign up and earn some extra money. You can be your own “Mob-Boss”!
- Once you choose your editor the videos start uploading. I expected this to be quite a lengthy timeframe but the app handled all my videos and stills amazingly and didn’t time out at all.
- At this point you can share your vision for your video and any additional notes to your editor.
- Finally, it’s in the hands of the editor and all you have to do is wait for your masterpiece to be finished.
I love the job my editor did with my recipe and she had quite the challenge because I accidently had 3 videos that were filled vertically instead of horizontally. There are some great tutorials on how to shot great video in the app too and I highly encourage you to watch them.
This year creating Pink Stuff will be particularly easy for my readers as they will have this awesome video to watch!
- 1 (6 ounce) large package strawberry Jell-O
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
- 16-ounce container Cool Whip
- 1 (16 ounce) container small curd cottage cheese
- 1 (15 ounce) large can Mandarin oranges
- 1 (20 ounce) large can crushed pineapple
- 1 jar of cherries
- Soften both packages of cream cheese.
- Drain oranges and pineapple, save juice. Cut cherries in half and add to fruit.
- Refrigerate fruit and juices separately.
- In final destination (large) bowl, make Jell-O with fruit juices and water.
- Refrigerate 1 hour – 1 ½ hour.
- Whip Jell-O until frothy.
- Mix in softened cream cheese and Cool Whip.
- Fold in cottage cheese.
- Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
- Mix in Fruit.
The possibilities of professionally created videos are endless now that there is VidMob. It’s the easiest app on the market for people like me to use that just don’t like editing. You should expect to see a lot more video coming from Life with Lisa now that there’s VidMob!
What are you going to create on your phone today?
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