Win easy cash at Loopster.com
It’s easy to edit and easy to win at Loopster.com.
“Just move the editing bar to the right,” said Bill Baird, CEO and founder of the internet video editing company, “Move this bar to the left, and .... dink.”
Just like that.
Loopster is marketed as the “world’s easiest online video editing site.” Not only that, it has a cool interface between Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, making sharing video easier than ever.
“So, what else is cool about Loopster is you can set permissions so that friends, family or the public can take your video and add it to their own,” Baird said, “Or you can make it private too.”
There’s a way to make a video profile for the site or do video status updates directly to Facebook.
There’s no software to download and people can access their accounts from anywhere in the world, Baird said.
Best of all, it’s free.
“Loopster is aimed at the 95 percent of people who don’t use any video software but want to,” he said.
Baird and his partner, Nate Olech, launched Loopster on July 1 at Gateway Canyons Resort.
“I’m from here so I wanted to keep it local,” Baird said.
As part of the launch, Paul Jr. Designs built a roadster-style trike to represent the company which included yellow and black flames and wheels that look like film reels. The making of the bike and the launching event were filmed for “American Chopper” which will air Discovery Channel Sept. 10 and 17.
In just over a month, Loopster has acquired over 300 users, many of whom have never editing video before.
To boost membership, Baird is hosting the Loopster Lifestyle Video Contest. The grand prize — a grand!
“It’s the easiest $1,000 you’ll ever make,” Baird said.
Getting started is easy. Just film video using your phone, digital camera or FlipCam of any subject matter including family, kids, or extreme sports. Go to Loopster.com to create an account. Choose Upload Media to grab your software from your computer, then use the easy video editor to create a movie. The top 10 most “like” videos will be judged on Sept. 1.
Baird, a Grand Junction resident, previously worked in the oil and gas industry. He studied information system management and earned a degree from Colorado Christian College. The idea for Loopster came to him when he realized there was not any easy ways to upload video to social media sites.
“I wanted to create that interface,’ he said.
He’s spent the last two years working with a variety of companies creating the website. He’s hoping his site goes big by reshaping how people use video on their social networking site.
“Now it’s just a matter of getting people to try it,” he said.
GJSentinel’s Mobile Journalist Richie Ann Ashcraft put Loopster to the test this week by creating this video “Local Non-Celebrity Contest.” A big thanks to Dave Allgood, well-known radio personality on The Vault 92.3 for lending his talent and popularity.