August 30, 2011
As part of our website re-do, we want to update the media that you’ve sent us as part of your job application. We want to make sure we present the best possible quality videos and photos when we contact cruise lines about your project. In order to do this, we have to have good quality media to begin with.
This is where you come in. If you have up-to-date footage or about to shoot shoot a new demo, we would love to have it. In the coming weeks, we will make available a simple solution for you to get this media to us, so stay tuned. We will publish a separate post with detailed video format and quality guidelines.
Now’s a good time to get the guys together to put some great demos together.
August 21, 2011
Your input is needed.
As you may know, we have a discussion forum on our site, that has provided a lot of information over the years. The idea of the forum was to have a place for us cruise ship musicians to discuss all aspects of our jobs and travels and to make available as much information as possible.
The forum is really successful in that people go there to read the information that’s there. We can tell this by the traffic the forum generates. However, we found that musicians don’t participate in the dialogue as much. In other words, they read the information but they don’t post a lot of questions and/or comments.
This is why I’m wondering if the forum is really needed. We have several options to deal with this:
- Get rid of the forum and post some of that information on our blog, twitter, Facebook presences.
- Keep the forum as is
Let us know what you think.
We have decided to make the forum readable only, as soon as our new site goes up. We’ll keep the forum around for a while in that state and eventually remove it.
We feel that we already have other tools that provide ways for us to make information available and we wouldn’t want people to have to go to many different pages to gather information. In order to consolidate information, we’ll be posting the important information on our blog which will then be announced on Twitter and Facebook.
You can still comment and ask questions on those services.
Dear musicians, friends and clients of Oceanbound Entertainment Inc.,
Over the next couple of weeks (or months, depending on progress), we’ll be making changes to all of our web presences and this will ultimately affect how you can stay in touch with us. Here’s an overview of what the overall plan is:
- There will be a complete re-design of www.oceanbound.com (also available at www.oceanbound.ca)
- We will add a Facebook fan page for Oceanbound Entertainment Inc., and we’ll convert our followers to fans of that page.
- Our twitter presence for Oceanbound Entertainment Inc. is “oceanbound_com”. Please follow us there as we’ll be posting updates about the changes as we go along.