Productiontrax.com Bails Out Multimedia Producers with Economic Stimulus Package

Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) November 12, 2008 Productiontrax.com, a leading provider of royalty free music and stock sound effects, today announced the launch of their Economic Stimulus Package.

The recent economic recession has tightened budgets for many multimedia projects, leaving producers with few options for quality production music, as custom music options can cost thousands of dollars. This has created a demand for high-quality stock production music that producers can use as an inexpensive alternative to custom music.

In response, Productiontrax.com has launched their Economic Stimulus Package, which gives multimedia producers access to commercially licensed music tracks priced under $15.00. The tracks featured in the package were selected from a cross-section of Productiontrax.com’s extensive library.

“Over the last few months we’ve found that many of our customers’ budgets have been reduced, but there was still a demand for high-quality production music,” said Productiontrax.com founder and CEO David Negron. “We know that times are tough and we want to do everything we can to help our customers complete their projects on time and on budget. It also gives options to up and coming filmmakers who are looking for inexpensive music.”

Royalty free music tracks included in the Economic Stimulus Package are available for immediate download and can be purchased by visiting www.productiontrax.com/stimulus.php.

Productiontrax, (www.productiontrax.com), a leader in online distribution and licensing of royalty free music and sound effects, enables customers to license superior-quality royalty free music, sound effects, stock photos and stock video footage for use in film, television, and interactive media on an on-demand basis. As an innovator in online stock media, Productiontrax.com is the first site to allow creators of royalty free production music, sound effects, stock images and video to take an active role in licensing their work to the public. Productiontrax.com is dedicated to providing its customers with high-quality, yet affordable resources for multimedia productions. The music and images are 100% original, with new composers, new tracks and new images added everyday. Productiontrax.com is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and is a subsidiary of One Light Music Productions (www.onelightmusic.com).

Time To Build

I was reading a blog about how most people tend to panic and focus on the one thing (or multiple things) that are causing problems during difficult times. I’ll quote Seth to make it a little easier… He says, “We talk ourselves into hysteria about how, ‘none of our customers have any money,’ or, ‘in this bleak economy, we’ll never make a sale.’”

This couldn’t be any more true. Take a look at Cramer’s recent advice to everyone to take their money out of the stock market. Wall Street is going through some tough times as our economy adjusts to some irresponsibility in the financial markets… and what do most people do? SELL SELL SELL. They panic and take all their money out. I think they’re missing an opportunity. Why not ride it out, and while the market is down, BUY BUY BUY? The market is down over 40% from a year ago. Sure your portfolio might take a hit SHORT TERM, but it’s an INVESTMENT, remember? That means growth over time. Time…. Short of a Third World War and the obliteration of all man kind, I think it’s safe to say that the economy will eventually cycle back and move forward. Too many people have too much riding on it for it to fail — so why panic? (Now that I think about it, a Third World War may just be what we need to get this place on a fast track to growth).

And why not apply the same principal to your business or your life in general right now? Sure times are tough financially — but now is the time to really take a look at all of the other opportunities out there.

Instead of focusing on lower sales or income, why not take some of that cash you’ve been sitting on and upgrade your studio equipment. Have a lot of free time at the office because your custom music clients aren’t calling as often? Write new songs and build up your library. Look for ways that you can produce more efficiently. Explore different means of personal productivity. Learn new technology. Rewrite the track descriptions that you rushed through at 2am last year. Research different potential markets where your services might be needed. Catch up on that pesky accounting project that would really give you a clear picture of where you are right now. CLEAN YOUR DESK.

Personally, I’m looking at this time as a time of growth, and an opportunity to get into more markets cheaply and effectively because other businesses are panicking and offering their services for DIRT CHEAP just to make the sale. I’m starting new projects, taking on new “inventory” that will ultimately enhance our business’s bottom line, and getting in at ground floor rates.

And you should, too. The point is to stop whining and focusing on the one negative that you think is holding you back, and find the 5 positives that you can build on to ensure your success in the future. Be forward thinking, and don’t get stuck on today.

Share Your Projects With Productiontrax

Over the last few months I’ve become increasingly curious about the projects that use Productiontrax media files. Day after day I see files being purchased, but we rarely hear from users telling us what they are doing with the tracks. This curiosity has led us to create a new feature on the blog. Several times a week we would like to share projects that use royalty free media purchased at Productiontrax. If you’d like to share your project (and get some free publicity), send us a description of the project and any appropriate links or media that you’d like us to use. You can send these to yourproject@productiontrax.com, and we will choose a few every week to post on the blog.

To get things rolling, we’ll start with a project that Brad Clement shared with us:

Brad Clement, owner of Spindrift films (www.spindriftfilms.com), is a freelance producer and camera operator specializing in photos and footage of high-altitude mountaineering and wilderness adventure. His most recent film features wild areas in Chile and Argentina, including those two countries highest respective peaks, Ojos Del Salado (Chile) and Aconcagua (Argentina). Clement writes, “It combines the drama and beauty of mountain climbing with some humor and humility about trying to stay sane in the often outrageous conditions.”

Clement shot the original footage in Dec. 2007 and Jan. 2008, following the program host with a lightweight Sony FX-7 digital HD camera. When he returns from his current climb of Mt. Everest, he will complete the narration, and then the footage will be edited in Final Cut Studio to create a 45-minute show ready for television broadcast.

Even though he’s not in post-production yet, Clement has already secured rights to the soundtrack music through Productiontrax. He writes, “Our goals were to capture the beauty of nature, along with the human character and spirit. We wanted a full range of mood and emotion from our music, with an authentic style from the region of the world in which we were filming. The tracks we were able to find and purchase from Productiontrax were perfect! We selected some great, authentic Andean flute music with a wide variety of styles and moods. ”

As a mountaineering guide, guide instructor, and filmmaker, Clement has climbed the world’s great mountain ranges. In the past eight years, his productions have been featured on major networks such as The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, CNN, PBS, NBC and The Outdoor Channel. He has successfully climbed Mt. Everest with camera in hand, and been involved as a producer and camera operator for four production projects involving Everest: the six-hour Discovery Channel series “Ultimate Survival, Mt. Everest”, the award-winning documentary for Novo Nordisk “Pharmaceuticals, Peaks and Poles – The Will Cross Story”, a television commercial for Liberty Medical, and a recently released documentary film covering the historic Everest Peace Project expedition.

Clement’s next project, a historic climb of Annapurna in north-central Nepal, is detailed at:

www.daretodream2008.com

Brad was also kind enough to share some incredible photos taken during production.

The Approach

Brad Clement

Royalty Free Music, Sound Effects, Stock Footage, and Multimedia Content