On behalf of the entire XYZ team, we hope you and your loved ones had a safe and happy Thanksgiving! In our new normal, it’s more important than ever to have a reliable way of connecting with friends and family online. Keep in touch with your personal and professional groups on a platform that gives you control and creative freedom: your own website.
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Breaking through in a creative industry like video production requires dedication and a unique perspective. One way professionals set themselves apart in this field is by keeping an eye toward the future. Adopting an approach that shows your work is on the cutting edge can help your business attract the biggest clients. That mantra is what has guided the career and success of this week’s #WebsiteWednesday: Bosque.xyz.
Bosque.xyz is a video production company founded by James Schieberl and Vega Hil, two creatives from the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. Both have experience in photography, filming, directing, and producing, and have used this experience to attract high profile clients from diverse industries. James’s work spans from creating commercials for Vogue to directing skateboarding videos, while Vega has worked with clients ranging from Neiman Marcus to Lil Wayne. Bosque.xyz specializes in forward-thinking approaches to broadcast media, web, social media, and beyond. To accomplish this, they offer a full fleet of services that include everything from video production and photography to motion graphics, color and finishing, and even staffing of productions.
The wide array of technical talents James and Vega possess, along with their far-reaching tastes and creativity, give Bosque.xyz’s work a unique feel that is both glamorous and gritty. Among their most notable projects are their work with some of the leading names in fashion. For Vanity Fair, they produced, edited, and directed a short spot featuring bold clothing and jewelry pairings. For Marc Jacobs, they produced and edited a spot to help promote the company’s makeup line. For Harper’s Bazaar, they edited a behind the scenes video of a shoot for the magazine alongside burgeoning director Hannah Khymych. The editing choices Bosque.xyz made for the video include using lo-fi filters and blurry cuts to convey a “throwback” feel. The duo have even produced and edited an episode of behind the scenes digital beauty project Documentary Beauty starring supermodel Joan Smalls. The dreamy video features never-before-seen footage of Joan with elegant flowers and a black and white filter.
One of the more inspiring videos they have helped create is Desert Abstract, which they produced and directed alongside design from clothing and accessory brand EMME founder Korina Emmerich. The production was made as part of Korina’s latest collection “Love Sees Color,” which she explains is focused on sharing “that love should see every color of the rainbow, and we need to recognize and educate ourselves on our differences in order to love one another.” Bosque.xyz helped convey the impact of Korina’s collection and its message by using multiple colored backgrounds along with bright bursts of color via props and the clothing itself. Korina’s favorite piece in the collection is The Pixel Jacket which features 1-inch square cutouts layered to create the feeling of feathers. Bosque.xyz helped bring the jacket to life in the video by showing the cutouts flapping in the breeze.
Outside of their work in fashion, Bosque.xyz have also taken their vision to producing music videos. They edited a music video for up and coming artist Eliana, as well as filmed and produced the video for electronic band Uruguay’s live performance of their song Sabrina at Salt Studios.
Bosque.xyz’s wide array of skills across the medium of video content creation, combined with their ability to adapt those skills to various different kinds of shoots has helped them earn both household names and rising creatives as clients. Their .xyz domain is a perfect fit to show their forward thinking approach to their work, and helps them stand out to potential clients with a memorable website name that is as unlimited creatively as they are. Follow Bosque.xyz’s work on Instagram or see their latest projects as they share them on Bosque.xyz.
Cutting-edge developments in today’s technology have made products and services better and more accessible than ever. EchoAR.xyz’s award-winning Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) platform helps developers get their 3D, AR, and VR projects released faster. Yours.xyz and Starship.xyz’s autonomous delivery robots make food delivery safe, fast, and easy for consumers to get goods delivered. These technologies are part of a wave of services and products targeting the next generation of consumers. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday aims to bring that same innovation to the dog food industry by offering premium dog food for a budget price: Wooof.xyz.
Netherlands-based dog food manufacturer Wooof.xyz provides natural dog food designed to improve your pet’s overall health. They aim to create high-quality dog food by crafting it using carefully selected ingredients backed by nutritional science. To achieve this standard, Wooof.xyz say they collaborated with leading Dutch nutritional specialists to design five lines of pressed dog food. This pressed chunk design is a key piece in Wooof.xyz’s process, as they claim that the pressing system preserves vitamins and minerals by keeping temperature low during creation, which makes the food easier on your dog’s stomach. They say the pressed chunk process is also less harmful to the environment than other methods.
Wooof.xyz clearly show care in their product design, and offer a technical feed analysis tool that customers can use to find the perfect mix for their dog. The feed analysis is available as a PDF for download from Wooof.xyz’s site and breaks down the exact amount of vitamins and minerals in each of Wooof.xyz’s food mixes. This helps owners ensure they choose a mix that gives their pet the nutrition they need, while also allowing them to compare the different health benefits each Wooof.xyz mix offers. The company offers other important information via their website as well, including guides telling customers exactly when their order will arrive and how much food to order. Customers can compare each food option, then pay right when they order or pay when the food arrives to them the next day thanks to Wooof.xyz’s 1-day shipping. For customers with questions, Wooof.xyz makes it easy to contact them via Facebook, phone, or their cute and memorable email [email protected]
Through their thoughtful product design process and expertly crafted website, Wooof.xyz shows they are a brand at the forefront of their industry. As CEO Pieter Prenen explains, their .xyz domain is a perfect fit for their innovative style. “We choose the .xyz extension because we are a next generation dog food brand. A simple .NL just did not do it for us. We like to think of our Wooof.xyz domain as more than just our web URL. In a way it is expressing our way of forward-thinking.”
Being a “next generation dog food brand” as Pieter says, Wooof.xyz has garnered significant praise for their work, some of which they share on the media page of their site. The recognition Wooof.xyz has received includes a nomination for the Shopping Awards (a public awards event in the Netherlands), as well as a feature on the Dutch television program RTL 4.
Wooof.xyz shows that no matter what industry you are in, the best way to show your customers the quality and innovation you bring to your products is through your e-commerce website. Stay in touch with Wooof.xyz by following them on Instagram, Facebook, and Vimeo. If you’re in the Netherlands or Belgium, head to Wooof.xyz to get your own bag for your dog.
In today’s digital world, it’s no surprise that video has become such a popular form of marketing and communication. It can tell a brand or individual’s story in an easy to digest, entertaining, and engaging way. Picking the right team to help you create your video is important. You will want professionals that understand your point of view and can thoughtfully bring your idea to life. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday features a team that specializes in capturing the local spirit of their area: XYZPrism.xyz.
XYZPrism.xyz is the newly redesigned online home for New Orleans video production company XYZ Prism Production. The full-scale boutique production house helps businesses and filmmakers across Louisiana tell their stories in meaningful ways. XYZPrism.xyz’s portfolio of work spans a wide range of genres, from working with international pop sensation Lizzo, to local video projects for non-profit organizations. Scheduled to be released in 2020, XYZPrism.xyz created a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Lizzo’s “Good as Hell” music video, filmed at Baton Rouge’s Southern University. A video project they created for Propeller Incubator, a New Orleans-based non-profit organization that endeavors to back people who have been historically excluded from entrepreneurship, shares a hopeful glimpse of the economic opportunities created for a local barber shop.
As a full-scale production company, XYZPrism.xyz handles all aspects of the video creation process, working on everything from corporate videos, to social media videos, and even short videofilms. Their Services page explains their process. First, they help their clients brainstorm the best way to tell their story visually, and map out a storyboard for them. Once a direction is agreed upon, their crew uses top-of-the-line equipment to capture the video. Next, XYZPrism.xyz “makes movie magic happen” during the post-production phase, handling the voice-overs, music, and graphics needed to complete the project.
When creating video content set in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, using a boutique, local agency like XYZPrism.xyz offers a unique benefit. Their knack for capturing the local culture of their home state is evident on their Project page. For a chilling glimpse of Louisiana Voodoo, check out the short documentary film of the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple priestess Mirian Chamani. The scenes of Louisiana marshland edited with the priestess’ interview lends an eerie feel to the historic religious practice.
The team chose the perfect domain name to strengthen their company’s online presence. Choosing a .xyz domain name emphasizes their XYZ Prism Productions brand name, making their URL intuitive and memorable. Their .xyz domain also establishes their target audience for their customers, as XYZPrism.xyz says that they are “here for the needs of Gen XYZ business owners.”
Our #WebsiteWednesday series is full of multi-talented creative members of the .xyz community showcasing their varied skills and projects on .xyz websites. Developer, artist, music blogger, and yogi, Karen Wang, shares her work, passion for music, and healthy living on her site KarenJWang.xyz. Photographer, actor, filmmaker, and sociology student, Zachary Kemper, displays his impressive photography skills on ZBKPhotos.xyz. Painter and healthcare professional Tara L. Chen showcases her artistic talent and her creative outlet on TheLudicCreative.xyz. They all prove that a personal website has possibilities that are as varied as their talents. This week we’re featuring another multi-talented creative who has turned his portfolio website into an all-in-one hub for his professional and passion projects: VisualBoy.xyz.
VisualBoy.xyz is the central online hub for visual artist, web designer, programmer, VJ, and all-around creative, Massimiliano Glitch. Massimiliano describes his work as a mix of passion, technology, and creativity. These words appear on his website homepage as an accurate introduction to his creative output. On his website, he features his full portfolio of projects broken down by categories. This includes everything from his VJ sets, visual mapping projects and 3D landscapes, to livestream performances of visual art.
Besides taking advantage of his different skills, Massimiliano’s projects also serve varying audiences. One of Massimiliano’s larger visual art projects involved creating massive video displays, or video mapping, on the facade of the “Museo della fiducia e del dialogo per il Mediterraneo” for museum goers in Lampedusa, Sicily. The same year, Massimiliano built an interactive aquarium application that teaches children to draw marine animals on paper and then recreate them in the virtual aquarium software. Massimiliano is a VJ, so many of his visual art projects incorporate music in the form of vibrant visual displays. He created the live visuals for DJ Van at the Casa festival in Casablanca in 2017, resulting in an exhilarating visual experience to pair with DJ Van’s EDM-heavy set.
Many of Massimiliano’s projects blend his creative abilities together. One example is his music and graphics hybrid software called Spectrum Space Jam. Here, he shows his developer skills in building a software programmed to bounce 3D planets around a flat surface via bars which represent sounds created by the program user. It also shows his ability to create otherworldly visuals, and his knack for making creative musical tools. By blending the visual, musical, and developer areas of his creative ability, Massimiliano produced a unique platform that other musicians and artists can enjoy using as they develop their own sounds.
Massimiliano has put his impressive abilities to use in his own career, as he has created products for fellow music innovators like himself. He sells these products through the virtual shop right on his portfolio website. The products he’s developed are made to help others create visual art and music together. For example, Massimiliano’s website visitors can purchase his spectrum grid software that produces visuals to pair with their songs, like the Space Jam project. He has also created a touch-based audio workstation built for use on tablets, which aims to make it easier to create songs from anywhere. Selling these products is a unique feature that Massimiliano has added to his portfolio website. It shows he understands the full potential his website has to both showcase his work and act as a marketplace to conduct transactions for his business.
Massimiliano is a great example of just one of the many .xyz adopters who think outside the box and find ways to get the most out of their websites. Follow Massimiliano on his expertly branded Twitter @VisualBoyxyz, or on Facebook and Instagram @visualboy.