Looking for ways to tell a compelling story about how your technology isn’t just for “Geeks” but has practical application in the “real” world? Interested in participating in a Web Series that will get you millions of view for your product and won’t feel like an advertisement?
BlackWaterOps is putting together an amazing opportunity to sponsor a story that will appeal to a wide variety of audiences and brings unique opportunities for product placement.
The Baja 500 is 400 miles of Desert Endurance Racing. But with 20 hours to finish the 441 mile journey it is quite possible to complete the course in vehicles with only slight modifications if the driver is conservative. But the race is only part of the “fun” of the Baja, the Journey to getting there is a bigger part of challenge. Picking a team, practicing, learning what is needed to keep the vehicle running in the harsh conditions, driving for hours on bumpy roads. These are opportunities to show off how technology can bring teams together. With production opportunities to demonstrate everything from remote meetings, to CAD drawings of the changes to the vehicle that need to be made, this series will help you tell your story in a way that appeals to IT geeks, Grease Monkeys, and everyone who has ever wanted to drive fast on a dirt road.
As a sponsor we will work your technologies in to the pre-event preparation, emblazon your logo all over the vehicle, and work with you to engage your community. We will also work with you to find ways to integrate your technology in to the vehicle itself. We expect to shoot over 200 hours of footage which will be compiled in to video which can be used in commercials, and the web. The primary outlet however will be YouTube where updates will be posted regularly, audience will be built leading up to the final race which will have content shot and uploaded in nearly real time, throughout the event. After the completion of the event content will be compiled in to a 30, 60, and 90 minute version of the “Journey” from purchasing the vehicle to the finish line. A complete “How To Race the Baja 500”. Which you can share with customers, run at trade shows, or do anything else you would like.
The team will include Brandon Wirtz geek and tech leader, one of a couple of geeky girls, two mechanics, and will need 4 others to round out the team. These 4 spots are negotiable if you want to run a contest, send staff members, or discuss celebrities being used. Jeff Probst, and Sir Mix A Lot have both expressed Interest in being part of the Race Team. BlackWaterOps has relationships with a number of celebrities who could also participate but those two are at the fore front of our mind because of the nature of their fame, and broad audience appeal.
If you would like the complete pitch feel free to contact us.
1 (866) 400-4536
Proposal at a Glance:
• Roughly 80 YouTube Videos
• Vehicle Sponsorship, and Ability to Show the Vehicle at Events/Conferences
• Opportunity for inclusion of staff on Team
• Estimated Video Views over 18 months 30 Million
• Guaranteed Views over 18 Months 5 Million
BlackWaterOps is very proud of its latest improvements to the Xdef 3D Upconversion technology. We have made improvements that reduce visual artifacts, eye strain, and headaches, while increasing the apparent depth, and detail of depth in the scene.
Often 3D conversions result in people looking like cardboard cut outs moving about the scene. Others use light and dark to determine shading giving people a Swiss cheese look if they are wearing polka dots. Our algorithm has neither of these issues, and is fully compatible with manual adjustments, for scenes with false backgrounds or other 2D film techniques that aren’t compatible with motion based depth detection.
Our solution doesn’t use Depth Maps, which allows us to handle smoke, dust, water, and other semi-transparent objects that are distorted in Depth Map Conversions.
Though a merciless ball of spunk, Ivy is cleverly disguised as a sweet little geek. But really she’s the one cracking the whip and keeping us at the grind stone. And then keeping us sane with mandated down time. She’s a gal of many hats with random talents and a knack for things green and earthy.
Ivy manages the day to day operations of BlackWaterOps, and makes sure the staff remembers to do other things aside from work like eat, bathe, and get some fresh air from time to time. She also organizes like a wiz, arranges, schedules, and serves as Brandon’s personal Mary Poppins, sans the umbrella.
Instead of looking at a Klout score which judges you mostly on how many people are on your follower list, take a look at how many people actually interact with a social media personality. The MakeMeANinja Tool does just that. While it is in early Alpha, and is ugly as sin, we are letting you try it now, so that we can find the limits of this tool.
You can get a tweet about any user, that tells you their level of influence and interaction with their followers. It will look something like this.
We may hit API Limits if too many people use this, but we have filed to be put on the whitelist for twitter, and once we have that we will expand the features and round out this product.
Why is this better than a Klout score?
Klout does most of its judging based on your potential to reach, not your actual reach. Klout looks at how many people follow you, and how many people see your tweets because they subscribe to a list you are on. This is very easy to game, and doesn’t filter out the bots.
The MakeMeANinja Tool currently looks at 2 metrics, how many unique people in a month respond to your messaging, or “invoke” your name, which we call an interaction, and how many interactions you have for every 1000 users you have.
This puts celebrities often at a disadvantage in our system if they don’t actually interact with their fan base. You can have over a million followers but if you don’t do anything interesting to get interactions, you will have a very low score. This also works to filter out the users who bought followers, because autofollow bots, and spam bots that drive up following numbers don’t respond or create interaction.
Currently the data isn’t old enough to be 100% accurate… We give “instant” feed back that is based on the last 30 days, not the last quarter or year. As we get more API calls we will strive to improve this.
If you are an IT or Marketing professional who is able to navigate simple SEO and SEM concerns, but occasionally need support in a pinch, BlackWaterOps now offers SEO on demand through Keen.com. While we aren’t super excited about being listed next to psychics, Keen offers us the ability to give you easy on demand SEO and SEM support. Simply contact us through Keen and you will be billed by the minute for your consult. No retainer, no invoicing, just fast easy results, from a trusted SEO expert.
BlackWater Ops is offering at 66% discount on it’s Traffic Builder Service. Traffic Builder is an amazing service for sites young and old, we deliver 50,000 visitors a month to your site for $3,000.
Unlike other services that use junk traffic and pop-ups we use traffic purchased from top tier ad providers like Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. All traffic is from the US, and all traffic is targeted to the specific landing page of your choosing (with in the limitations of Google’s standards for landing pages).
How can we offer this at such a great price? We’re going to lose money because we figure once you have this much traffic you will want more. It’s the Crack Dealer model, but it works for them so why not use it for other things as well.
Note this is a subscription, you can keep the service for up to a year at this price. This offer is good through December 3rd.
BlackWaterOps is proud to announce it’s A/B Test solution, based on the blazing fast Google AppEngine infrastructure. The problem with most A/B Test solutions are that they are difficult to implement and add significant slow down to your site, which can skew the results.
The BlackWater Solution allows for easy A/B Testing with only 4 lines of code change on your original page, and supports a huge selection of rules for determining if you want to serve version A or Version B, or for that matter over 1000 possible versions of the page, and because it is built using Google Appengine it adds less than 200ms to the render time of most webpages.
Integration with Google Analytics, and other Analytics solutions allows auditing and tracking to be simple, and doesn’t require your team to learn a new software.
Lastly, unlike many competing products “This or That” is compatible with Secure sites running HTTPS.
Your website’s performance has a drastic impact on your conversion rate:
A one second delay in page load time drives a 7% loss in conversions. -Aberdeen
Each 100ms in reduced load time at Amazon dropped conversion rate by 1%.
Yahoo reports that a 400ms in reduced loading time increased traffic increased by 9%.
You could upgrade your server, but likely that isn’t the limiting factor. Different types of content require different types of serving. BlackWaterOps will work with you to create a delivery strategy that matches your needs. In most cases we can get your site to under 2 seconds of load time, and not require any significant increase the difficulty of managing your content.
We then work with you to improve your page construction to optimize page size, HTTP requests, and compatibility. The result is a page that loads faster, puts less load on your servers, SEO’s better, and converts better.
We have seen pages that take 15 seconds reduced 1.8, with no change to the look of the page, and WITH OUT reducing the quality of the images.
You don’t have to do things, like use iframes, or Ajax to speed up your page. Don’t sacrifice the usability or the ease of management of your site for speed. Let us help show you what is possible.
Pricing starts at $1,500. So call now. 1.866.400.4536
When you are writing a post it is important to not only write for SEO, but to answer the questions your audience is looking for. Sometimes it can be hard to know what things are important to your audience, but we can help.
The BlackWaterOps SEO Writer Tool will not only analyze the text of your post so you can make sure that you have text that follows the core rules of SEO writing, in terms of keyword frequency, sentence length, and relevant supporting keywords, but it will tell you what you need to do to improve your text, and what potential words you should include in your post to help answer common searches.
For example, let’s say you wanted to write about “Pirates vs Ninjas” You’d enter “Pirates vs Ninjas” in the Keyword Phrase box, and your text in the box below.
Press the “SEO Post” button and you will get information about how well your post is written for SEO.
In addition to your SEO score you will get a list of keywords which you might include in your post, and a list of words which you already have included.
Not all of these will always be relevant to what you want to write about, but they are things related to the topic that people are searching. You can use this information several ways. If you already have written a post and are looking for a follow up, use the tool to find additional topics to write about. If you are writing a post you may find that the most common searches contain things you didn’t think would be important, like “dodgeball” in the Pirates vs Ninjas example.
Ready to try it out for your self? There is a 1 day free trial, and there are daily and monthly rates so you can either use it for a quick project, or ongoing. So try the SEO Writer Tool Now!
BlackWaterOps provides high quality stereoscopic dimensionalizations ( 3D Upconversions ) from SD, HD, 2K and 4k. Whether your content is destined for DVD, Broadcast, Blu-Ray, or Digital Cinema we can make your content shine. Commercials, Trailers, Television, and Movies: We bring your content to the next dimension. We can also match the 3D effects of your movie shot in 3D for the scenes which are too expensive to shoot in 3D, or were shot prior to the decision to shoot in 3D was made. In a world of 3D if your content is 2D it will fall flat.
Unlike other dimensionalization techniques which use motion vector analysis and attempt to map an image on to a polygonal interpretation of the image, 3D Upconversions uses a sophisticated psycho-visual model, to give viewers the cues needed to activate the brain in to interpreting the image with the illusion of depth. This technique doesn’t rely on complex polygon or motion-vector calculations it works for soft focus, haze, reflections, lens flare, and semi-transparent objects.
Full Length Cinema and Feature Film:
More and more filmgoers are coming to expect movies in 3D. Converting your content to 3D before it hits the theater can add millions to the bottom line of your film.
Single Scene and Shot by Shot: 3D rigs have limitations because of their size, their cost and types of lenses which can be used. Doing single scene and shot by shot dimensionalization can allow for a cinematographer to achieve the look they want without the hindrance of the technological limits, in a process similar to a colorist color matching content shot from multiple cameras.
Digital Dailies: Rendering special effects for stereo takes twice as long, and when doing digital dailies every second counts. Leveraging 3D Upconversions the time and cost of doing pre-visualization, and special effects dailies can be reduced significantly.
Television and Broadcast:
With the high adoption rates of 3D enabled TV’s there is an immense amount of pent up demand for 3D content. Conversion of Television Series to 3D brings new life to content. Much like HD revitalized content many consumers had forgotten about, 3D can make content compelling again.
Sports Events: Some content just demands to be 3D for the level of immersion it gains, baseball games that feel like you are in the bleachers, or Cart racing that feels like you are riding shotgun. Content which might otherwise be forgotten can find new life for the amazing shots and experience it brings to the audience more than its historical value.
Television Series: 3D brings actors out of the screen and into your living room, and that makes drama more dramatic, and comedy just that much more funny.
Commercials, Trailers, and PSA’s: If the audience is sitting in a movie theater with their glasses on, and you show them a 2D trailer, it just looks flat. Even the best ad from the Super Bowl doesn’t have the impact that it could if it runs 30 seconds before the next 3D blockbuster.
Digital Cinema Conversions: Leveraging your existing assets from TV we create 3D Conversions from High Quality conversion from SD, or Broadcast Quality HD to Digital Cinema Resolutions in 3D.
3D Broadcast Conversions: As ESPN and others start to broadcast in 3D having a high quality 3D version of your content will become more important. Running a 2D ad on a 3D channel is like running a black and white ad on a color channel, or a 4:3 ad on a 16:9 channel.