This Week In Real Estate Video #59 – The Cookie Mansion With AudioSwap

May 24th, 2013

The Cookie Mansion by Quentin Bacon is a couple years old, but because I follow Quentin’s work, I was browsing through his YouTube channel and noticed the Cookie Mansion video and realized that some how I had missed it before. I’ve featured his Sandhill video and Casa Estrella several years ago. Perhaps Cookie Mansion isn’t quite up to the level of the other two, but I like Quentin’s fanciful style. He uses music very well. Also, the time-lapse transition into the end of the video is very elegant.

As I viewed this video, my wife could hear the music background track (Fairy Princess, by Carly Comando) and became very interested. Every time I played the video she would come in my office and dance to the music (this is not her usual reaction to property video). Finally, I just bought the Carly Comando album for her. I only knew what music  to buy  because at the bottom right of the video’s YouTube page there was a little album cover that showed the track name used in the video and gave iTunes, Amazon and Google links to buy it. This is a YouTube feature, called AudioSwap, that allows you to legally use many copyrighted songs (not all) as YouTube backgrounds. Here’s how to use AudioSwap like Quentin’s video does. You are swapping right to use the audio track in exchange for the exposure the artist is getting from your video. I’m here to tell you AudioSwap works! Watching Quentin’s Cookie Mansion video cost me $9.99!

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2 Responses to “This Week In Real Estate Video #59 – The Cookie Mansion With AudioSwap”

  • Quentin’s work is always an inspiration. His use of light – sun is so moving and creates such appealing visuals. And his time-lapse stuff is great too. I found the camera movement a little fast in this piece.

    The AudioSwap is pretty cool. But the process of editing is changed unless you can download the song prior to editing so you can cut the video to the song.

  • Interesting. Good concept freeing up content from artist to generate business at no direct cost to you – unlike that sold/licensed on various sites that may have originally used and continue to use on sites other than YouTube. Really question the utility as limited to use on YouTube only, and you get what you get…while hopefully, on the original you constructed video transitions to coordinate with the audio. I also wonder what the utility is with the artist being used in the program as I discovered a glitch. As iframed like in this blog, I looked for Carly Comando’s credit and it wasn’t there. Used the icon and jumped to the YouTube page. There, YouTube was more intent in flashing an unrelated (annoying) transparent overlay ad that was totally off subject…and I quickly cleared it. Finally found the Carly Comando reference as a thumbnail hotlink down where comments would begin – and I was intentionally looking for it.

    Oh, a little trick when iframing a YouTube that told my office. When using the “share” “Embed” to create the link, be sure and uncheck “Show Suggested Videos when Video Finishes”. That adds the “?rel=0” command to the string and at the end returns you back to the front of your video rather than suggested videos you have no control over and potentially takes your audience away.

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