In John Chow's absence, I was able to take over the production of the weekly Dot Com Pho Video again starting with the May 17th Edition and then the May 25th Edition. Since I shot the pilot episode, it was only natural for me to take on the task once again. Now that the whole crew is back in Canada (except for Ed Lau who is somewhere in Japan) it's time for another episode of Dot Com Pho!
Since I had gotten very used to doing the Dot Com Pho episodes over the last couple weeks and raising the quality level BACK to where I set it with the pilot, I wasn't ready to let go of producing them quite yet. John Chow has decided that it will be up to the readers whether he goes or I go, at least till he gets shipped off to Lincoln, Nebraska (aka Middle of Nowhere) for the Top Affiliate Challenge later this month.
In order to up my game, I changed the software I used and switched to the totally unfamiliar iMovie HD. Though more powerful, I found it quite a bit more difficult to use versus iMovie 08 so I had to fiddle quite a bit with it. In the end, the software is quite a bit more powerful, although I personally think iMovie 08 has the potential to be better with new plugins down the road.
So what's your favourite Dot Com Pho Crew up to this week? Tune in with John Chow, Michael Kwan, Greg Morgan, Gary Ng and me to find out! To kick things off, hot off the YouTubes, is my version of the Dot Com Pho - Flip Flap Edition...
For a different point of view altogether, here is John Chow's Flip Flap Edition. Same day, same people, but totally different editing...
So do I get a break next week? Or do you want me to keep going until I get sick of it? Only you can decide!
Oh...and One More Thing...
As an incentive, I'm going to use this opportunity to start a new contest!
If you leave your comment on this post about who should live to edit another day, I'll enter you into a draw for an "UNBRANDED" iPod nano 4GB Silver that I won at the ZOTAC Party! Unlike the one that Market Leverage is giving away through John Chow this month, this iPod nano is free from any branding nonsense so that you can enjoy it as you please and if you are Chinese, you can even re-gift it properly because it doesn't have your blog name or Market Leverage's name on it. Yay!
To increase your chances of winning, you will get one additional entry if you provide another unique comment on my video's YouTube Page and if you blog about this contest and leave a trackback, you'll receive another FIVE entries just because I said so for a total of SEVEN lucky entries! WOW! If your trackback doesn't show, feel free to leave a link to it in the comments on this post.
To sweeten the pot further, everyone that participates in any of the aforementioned methods will be entered once to win my beloved "Flip Flap" because it's "Flip Flap" FTW! Market Leverage doesn't have one. John Chow doesn't have one. But I have one and it could be yours! Contest closes July 1st on Canada's Birthday and is open to anywhere that snail mail goes.
Good luck and Have Fun!
UPDATE: Congratulations to the winners! Check this post to see if it is you!