Friday, 11 November 2016

safariLIVE starts spreading its wings





We know there must be a great many people out there who would love nothing better than to join all of you on the back of one of our vehicles. ... if only they knew where to hop on. 

In the coming weeks and months we will therefore be sharing safariLIVE with more and more communities and platforms to let them know about us. This sharing can take many forms; short Facebook LIVE broadcasts, full LIVE drives on Periscope, or short recorded clips on high-traffic sites like the Mail Online or MSN. 

One of the challenges we will have to overcome is that on those other platforms it might not be immediately clear that what they are watching is safariLIVE. For that reason we have started adding some elements to the progam that will make this clear. The first ones, which many of you will already have seen, are the short 'idents' that we include a couple of times in each drive. Another element we will be adding is a small #safariLIVE logo in the top right corner. As we know many of you are taking screen shots we will try to find the right balance between visibility and keeping it as unobtrusive as possible. This bug will also act as an attribution of safariLIVE as the copyright owner and should therefore not be cropped off.

We are very excited about starting to share safariLIVE with so many new people and are looking forward to welcoming many new friends into the wonderful communities you have built around it.

14 comments:

ShadowWolfe said...

lol

BulaRae said...

Sounds great! However, I am one who takes issue with you posting that it's "Live from Kruger Park". That is so misleading. Not only is it "Greater Kruger National Park" but it's also not at all what it's like if you're in "Kruger Park" where people self drive on designated roads only. Why change it from what it is, which is "Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve" or even "Djuma Private Game Reserve" (or Arathusa or Cheetah Plains depending on where they are at—c'mon, I know you have the technology and producing to be able to be that specific if you want to).

Sal Rial said...

Good news! I've been watching since January of this year and love it. I take screen shots and post them on flickr, and I always add the safariLIVE bug to any photos that I end up cropping, so all will know their origin. Thanks for your efforts - Doug Sinclair

mjg nmgal said...

I'm into my third year as a constant viewer. Good luck, but please don't let the bigger audience change anything about the drives or the personalities of our wonderful guides.

therealjustin said...

I understand the need for a logo but I do wish it were semi-transparent. Solid logos cause major issues with plasma and OLED televisions and the logo can actually stay as a ghost image for hours or potentially become permanent with frequent viewing.

Carrie I. said...

At first it did say Sabi sands I don't know why they changed it

Carrie I. said...

It use to say Sabi sands I don't know why they changed it maybe because more people have heard of Kruger.

Shekat said...

Thought the logo was always there, lol. Trying to do my part in advertising. Of course my big mouth tells everyone but I have also told the superintendents of ALL the schools in Minnesota, in addition to local schools. Every hospital in the Twin Cities area and many many retirement/nursing homes. Can you tell I am on a mission,lol. At our state fair, Halloween and other events I hand out cards with the info on them. Any more suggestions welcomed.

Samantha Kellow said...

I appreciate the reason for the addiction of a logo, but in my professional opinion as a Graphic Designer, it should be more similar to the BBC logo, in that it should be a lot less opaque and should consist of one colour, such as white. So then you are clearly marking the programme the footage is on, but it doesn't distract the viewer too much, as the bright yellow does contrast a lot with many of the more earthy and natural colours found within Djuma.

Ann Del Tredici said...

I enjoy making screenshots--but I rarely use the full frame shot that is broadcast to us. If I crop an image, I'm not doing it to crop away the "safariLIVE" mark, I'm doing it to make an image I enjoy. How do you suggest I deal with this? I could cut out the "safariLIVE" mark and paste it onto my edited photo. Would that work? I fully respect your ownership of the content and would like to do what is right.

Xi-Momo said...

I am happy you are doing this to broaden your audience - hopefully WE safaris will last forever! Thanks so much for all you do - the live safaris have brightened and added so much to my life for seven years now (less the time we don't want to think about when tears flowed freely for many)

Tickie_Ty said...

I think sometimes people forget that we are being graciously given, basically, 6 hours of free safaris every single day, even though everything that it takes to produce & bring us these 6 free hours is FAR from free or cheap.

So, I'm personally excited for your expansion. I fully understand & appreciate all that it will take to continually make these expansions happen successfully. Most of the changes I have seen over the years has been to further your reach & exposure. From what I have experienced with WE & SafariLive, the more you reach...the more you educate...& the more aware people are of animals, nature, & conservation.

I do agree that the Kruger Park banner may give people the impression that they can drive off-road within the Kruger the way the SafariLive drivers do. So may be a different or more specific Sabi Sands, Greater Kruger Park banner may be more accurate.

At any rate, I Appreciate & Thank You for all that you ALL do!!

Laura Henderson said...

How exciting! We are avid watchers of this incredible interactive show. Thank you for all your hard work.
Barb & Laura

besweeeet2 said...

Please bring 60FPS streams back :).