Life continues past the months of June, July, and August and so must the counselors of Day Camp.

9.06.2006

Help!

Okay, I need a name for a business. And I need it by tomorrow afternoon.

In the event that MH doesn't employ me, I'll be doing video work on a freelance basis, 'cause, confound it, I came down here to do video. So I need a business name to declare on my Schedule C, to write off business-related expenses like tequila and blow, to represent me on contracts, to produce going-out-of-business signs, etc.

I'm drawing a blank and you guys are pretty creative and bored most of the time, apparently, so help me out.

I don't really want my name in the business and I plan to use it as a platform for graphic design as well as video. So just about the worst possible suggestion is: Meyer Video. If the .com is available for it that's bonus points. I'd like this name to stick with me for awhile.

Please. Help.

A Starbucks card customized with my business logo (okay and maybe a little cash on it) goes to anyone whose suggestion I use.

Gratefully yours,

G8R



P.S. Yeah, I totally realize this is the third post in nearly a row asking for naming suggestions. You guys are clearly that good. And I'm also sorry to Spiff for pushing his really cool post down the page way before it deserved.

37 Comments:

Blogger Gator said...

How 'bout Meyer Video!

(Getting the smartass suggestion out of the way before Fisher & Jav get to this post.)

2:59 PM

 
Blogger Daff said...

How about "I worked for nothing all summer and went above and beyond my job title so what does that say about me? Hire me!" or "Gatorade" or "Dan Meyer's escort serice" or "Panzy Pictures" or "Screwed Over- I would rather be somewhere else"

4:08 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

I'm Seriously Videos

Think people will pick up the So. Park reference. If not, then I think we have a winner.

~Spidey

9:09 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

by the way the first sentence was a question. Sorry grammer fairy a.k.a. Jav.

9:12 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

And if your ever looking for an assistant.?.?

9:21 PM

 
Blogger Shannon said...

I believe that the name should represent you in a way, so here are some suggestions:
1. Paperclip Chain Video Company
2. Do The Math Video Company
3. Scavenger Video Company

Take them or leave them, I am so happy to see you pursuing your dreams no matter what!

11:25 PM

 
Blogger Spiffer said...

...films a la DCM ? Spifferecording? Vlix? Good luck, man. No matter what you will be bigger than the alias you go by.

11:36 PM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

I actually think that something with DCM could be totally funny. Especially because you could use the D to stand for Dan or Design or whatever, and then make up random crap for the rest - but we'd still all know the true meaning.

DCM Productions
DCM Entertainment
.... or something like that.

8:51 AM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

... and then you'd have a cool backstory - you always need a cool backstory.

8:52 AM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

Yeah, Go with DCM for sure.

Dan's
Cinematic
Marvels

10:00 AM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

I think you should go with a cheesy video pun, like "Shooting for the Stars" or "Shutterly Amazing" ...sorry... I hate buisness puns. Especially coffee ones, those are the worst.

Really though - once you find your "word/title" I think you should use Design in there somewhere. I like that word, sounds, Official. "Productions" sort of sounds high-school-project-for-extra-income kindof way.

10:41 AM

 
Blogger smallsie said...

i like dcm productions. it sounds official. plus if you ever get real big, then we'll all get to see it before every movie and know what it really stands for. or also i like the following:

smalls should be in all your movies productions.

or

smalls should be able to meet all the hot actors you get to be in your movies productions.

i think that has a ring to it...plus you could turn them into acronyms if you want.

put that on a starbucks card!

10:50 AM

 
Blogger smallsie said...

ooh. dcm designs. good one.

10:51 AM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

How 'bout Meyer Video?

11:21 AM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Uf. Glad I got a day extension on this deadline 'cause you guys are mostly horsin' around with my life and I don't have _any_ ideas.

I like "design" and I like "creative." I was into "Elevated Design" for a bit, 'cause I'm tall y'know, but that's already out there. Same with "Creative Consortium". I love "Pixel Movers" and "Image Movers" which have been around forever. These are things I like. Note: no acronyms in any of them. Any help any help any more help?

12:28 PM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

Ok, so it's possible that you're better at this. What about Meyer Video?

12:41 PM

 
Blogger Spiffer said...

I love Cineme. Sorry. Why don't you just transfer the name over with a catchy slogan/description like "bring out the best in your memories" Wait. That quote totally assumes you're like a wedding filmer or something. What is it you want to do with this new name?

1:08 PM

 
Blogger rudy said...

so i am jumping on the band wagon a little late on this but i want to still play with gator's emothions.....so how about 6'7 productions ( you are a tall product of your parents...eww, that was gross sorry. take that back!).....and i am still down with jav's idea for meyer video it sounds official.


oh and i don't see why you still need help finding names you have a pluthera of names above to choose from.

1:57 PM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Eff it. I'm just going to call myself Dreamworks and hope nobody objects.

3:49 PM

 
Blogger Matt said...

i had a plethora of killer names, but since i work at a coffee shop that far surpasses starbucks, i chose to not participate in this lil' name game.

6:55 PM

 
Blogger Bruin said...

if elevated design is out there what about Elevated Ego? jk.
Pixel Pusher
Cineme Graphics
Creative Graphics
DCM Design (Design Con or Contra Meyer)
Cineme Design
Video Vixon
Coldplay Rocks
ooh and Meyer Video

it could just be in another language, which makes it automatically sould cool. I can translate to french.
graphique creatif

i'll keep thinking

8:01 PM

 
Blogger Bruin said...

Cineme Creatif?

8:02 PM

 
Blogger Matt said...

oh bruin, what's your email because i bought my plane ticket and i wanna get a list of all those places you were telling me about.

8:04 PM

 
Blogger Bruin said...

ok, I have some new ideas...
I really like:
What if? Designs

Imagine Designs
Imagine Films
Re-create Imagination
Creative Images
Create Images
Creates Imagination
Creative Compilations
Compile Desgins
Capture Image
Capturing Images
*Capture Creations
Technefilme
Yo Baby's Daddy Productions

Matt: my email address is julia_lea@cp.fuller.edu

10:31 PM

 
Blogger Spiffer said...

Evopix, Realworks, cinepex, Little cuts, quikfilms, techpro filmen, huh? I've been thinking all day and it just won't come...

11:10 PM

 
Blogger Lark said...

image exposure
image exposed
exposed design (haha)
gator designs
racecar creative (racecar is the same backward and forward)
access creative
creative access
i like math design
davis design
cruz creative
ocean creative
manzanita designs
umm
tall design
creative tall
paperclip creative
paperclip design

buddy...there is a stream on throughts ...i should win for giving you the best ideas

11:35 PM

 
Blogger Disco said...

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12:33 AM

 
Blogger Disco said...

What about
Vertical Limit
Heightened Pictures/Design (whatever)
Vertical Heights
...or just plain Vertical Designs
Vertigo (U2 has a song titled that so that means it's cool right?)
Extreme Elevation
...sorry if those suck, but they are what came to me so thought I would share them :)
...off to bed...good luck Pal! No matter what your stuff will be memorable :)

12:37 AM

 
Blogger Gator said...

Thanks for brainstorming, everybody. I probably would've told me to buzz off if I were all of you Here are my current front-runners. I'm going with "image" or "picture" as the anchor, since this won't exclusively be a "design" shop.

Here's the list. Any thoughts?

proof pictures
pond pictures
panda pictures ('cause darnit there's a great logo in there somewhere)
elevated production
eager image
early image
enduring image
polar pictures

And even though these aren't your suggestions, you guys offered a lot of inspiration. I lean towards "Elevated Production" and "Eager Image."

12:39 AM

 
Blogger rudy said...

honestly i kinda like polar pictures a lot....okay well maybe a lot more than a lot.

and gator i am so excited for you, and i mean more excited than michael jackson at an 8 year olds birthday party.

1:11 AM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

i like "elevated" something... and i like enduring images. sounds comforting and long lasting.

and rudy... over the line. and did you already pass through? or even go? i dont know. call me.

10:15 AM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

Go with Panda or Polar.

Those are the most memorable for word-of-mouth.

10:31 AM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

oohohoh! with eager, you could have a beaver in you logo!

or not.

but if your leaning toward the easy logo thing i'd go with polar. you'd have to explain panda... which you don't have a back story with. I'm not keen on any idea that doesn't embody who you are... You're not a panda bear, or from china.

10:41 AM

 
Blogger Gator said...

I just drafted my business plan. My app't with the bank is in a few hours. With a staff of one, the largest production house in Felton is called "Elevated Image."

Thanks a mil for all your help. I'll be pitching something in the mail with the company logo on it (as soon as I have a company logo) to everyone who gave an effort.

10:43 AM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

Do you want me to start spreading the word?

12:21 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

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12:21 PM

 
Blogger Lark said...

if you need help with logo development and branding give me a email ok?

polar.

12:28 PM

 

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