Sirennet Ford Interceptor SUV Whelen Demo Vehicle

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Sirennet Ford Interceptor SUV Whelen Demo Vehicle





It's a long one!



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tvsjr

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A few comments:


Yeah, it's overdone on lighting. It's a demo vehicle, so it's cool.


The wrap looks lame. That truck looked great as it was. The wrap doesn't look like carbon fiber... it looks like you've parked it outside for 5 years and it's in bad need of an exterior detail/buff/wax.


46 minutes? Seriously? No one wants to listen to Stuart for that long. If Youtube will let you see detailed stats, I bet the number of people who watch the whole thing is miniscule. You're trying to sell your products and your company - structure the video like a news article. Put the most important stuff first - what are we doing, look how cool our shit is. Build from there. That way you've conveyed your message even if ADD kicks in and the viewer only watches the first minute or two. Eliminate the stuff you don't need... I don't need to watch multiple minutes of wow-dude-look-at-my-dreads applying a wrap. It's not pimping your company and it's just boring. If you're trying to sell people on your installer cred, showcase your wiring, cable management, etc. more. I could care less how pretty a job you do bolting lights on a grille guard... when I pop the hood and find wire nuts, then we have a problem.


Just my $.02 :)
 
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tvsjr said:
The wrap looks lame. That truck looked great as it was. The wrap doesn't look like carbon fiber... it looks like you've parked it outside for 5 years and it's in bad need of an exterior detail/buff/wax.

The wrap actually does look exactly like Pre-Preg Carbon Fiber in person, the camera just doesn't capture it.


Otherwise, thanks for your opinion.
 

pdk9

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Except for the choice of spitfires (I think they're a waste of $) & the cheesy patterns on the rear headliner ions (should be all blue on one side & red on the other), I love this install. The black wrap, the roof rack, & the pioneers scream badass. I love the effect of the new rotabeams (although I'm personally not willing to dish out that much yet).


As for the hour long-documentary, I'm pretty sure that films this long require a Parental Guidance rating by the Motion Picture Assoc of America LOL.


Also, I'm just throwing it out there, but I think Stewart would look fantastic in those dreads!
 
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pdk9 said:
Also, I'm just throwing it out there, but I think Stewart would look fantastic in those dreads!

:haha:
 
tvsjr said:
A few comments:

46 minutes? Seriously? No one wants to listen to Stuart for that long. If Youtube will let you see detailed stats, I bet the number of people who watch the whole thing is miniscule. You're trying to sell your products and your company - structure the video like a news article. Put the most important stuff first - what are we doing, look how cool our shit is. Build from there. That way you've conveyed your message even if ADD kicks in and the viewer only watches the first minute or two. Eliminate the stuff you don't need... I don't need to watch multiple minutes of wow-dude-look-at-my-dreads applying a wrap. It's not pimping your company and it's just boring. If you're trying to sell people on your installer cred, showcase your wiring, cable management, etc. more. I could care less how pretty a job you do bolting lights on a grille guard... when I pop the hood and find wire nuts, then we have a problem.


Just my $.02 :)
They have shorter product videos for people with shorter attention spans. This video is for those who want to see the entire process. Good for Sirennet and Stuart for wanting to create such videos, when no one else does.
 

dawson75

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i'd like to see how they group the front , rear and the other lighting. What I mean is I'm sure not all the wires from every light head go to the back. I would like to see how they make the connection. ( give me some ideas ) And yes , in a 46 minute video I still didn't see what I wanted to see ..lol.


And Stewart you would definitely look bad ass with the dreads! :)


Dan
 

FireMedic19

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I seriously love these videos. I need something to pass the time at work, and that video killed an hour of down time, plus it was very cool to watch. Makes me want to buy a crapload of lights Everytime I watch one lol.
 
Just once I'd like to see the guys at star cars have a drill bit slip or have something piss them off and have them swear. It would help them relate to Upfitters everywhere.


I did like the part where they tried to sync the lights in the bumper and found out that it can't be done! Ah ha! Reality!!
 

Doug

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The vehicle, in my opinion, left some things to be desired. The illumination aspect - the Pioneers, V heads, etc - weren't bad, and I have no doubt that the vehicle as it's configured now could light up a huge area.


However, the warning light arena, in my opinion, was poorly configured. I've never been a big fan of the Vertex as anything but an LED hide-a-way.


The wrap didn't look too bad (except for the failed attempt to cover the rear Ford logo [perhaps do it as a cut-out and configure Sirennet to cover the whole Ford logo]), but I honestly feel that the Sirennet brand name logo was under-represented; it simply didn't catch the eye like it could have. Perhaps adding a second layer of white or blue on the inner part of the lettering, or something like that. Furthermore, there wasn't any contact info or the web site (or domain name). So you leave any interested, but unfamiliar, parties to search for your contact info.


What about putting a QR code on each product configured to take the visitor to that page on your web site? "Hey, that looks cool. Let me scan that QR code and buy one!"


Just a couple ideas.
 

proudfirefighter

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Doug said:
The vehicle, in my opinion, left some things to be desired. The illumination aspect - the Pioneers, V heads, etc - weren't bad, and I have no doubt that the vehicle as it's configured now could light up a huge area.

However, the warning light arena, in my opinion, was poorly configured. I've never been a big fan of the Vertex as anything but an LED hide-a-way.


The wrap didn't look too bad (except for the failed attempt to cover the rear Ford logo [perhaps do it as a cut-out and configure Sirennet to cover the whole Ford logo]), but I honestly feel that the Sirennet brand name logo was under-represented; it simply didn't catch the eye like it could have. Perhaps adding a second layer of white or blue on the inner part of the lettering, or something like that. Furthermore, there wasn't any contact info or the web site (or domain name). So you leave any interested, but unfamiliar, parties to search for your contact info.


What about putting a QR code on each product configured to take the visitor to that page on your web site? "Hey, that looks cool. Let me scan that QR code and buy one!"


Just a couple ideas.
Even though QR codes haven't caught on like I thought they would when they first came out, that right there is a neat idea. :thumbsup:
 

August Arborists

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I'm not an upfitter, so videos like this are not only entertaining, but informative as well. Thank you Sirennet, the process of lighting up the Interceptor was pretty darn cool to see, and the pattern on the Rotabeams looked good. As stated in an above post, showing how you make the connections would be nice, I promise I won't steal your clients.
 

Kent@MoveOverOutfitters

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Good job guys. I love the videos for several reasons. It give people understanding of your process and our attention to detail. It shows the star car guys actually looking at the input and processing how it would be done.


I think the only thing I agree with the others on is the wrap. Without seeing it in person it doesn't look great to me.


Keep up the good work. I think a good video idea.as others have mentioned, would be an out takes version of the star car getting stuff wrong or doing something for 20 minutes like putting the bumper cover on and then finding out you need to take it back off. Might be beat to watch.


Good job
 

hawkspringsfire

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Love the video and the car. I want one in all red. If you don't mind me asking how much is the final cost in all the lights and equipment that was installed? The car looks like it should have been on the movie "I am legend". Agai great video and install.
 
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I'm glad at least some of you like the video :crazy:


As far as outtakes, our editor tried to make one; but they have done so many vehicles, they don't make many mistakes that would even be interesting. The only thing you would see is how these guys are quiet and focused, and really good at their work.


Most of the outtake issues are camera operator related, and not exciting to watch (usually a lens cap left on)
 

Kent@MoveOverOutfitters

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Ok two things. I work on lots of cars but I still drop screws or crimp things backwards. I call bs there. Lol


The camera out takes would be just as funny. Or even better do a montage of Stuart-isms. You all know what I am talking about.


PS: Stuart we love you.
 
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AutoDetailer said:
Ok two things. I work on lots of cars but I still drop screws or crimp things backwards. I call bs there. Lol

The camera out takes would be just as funny. Or even better do a montage of Stuart-isms. You all know what I am talking about.


PS: Stuart we love you.

I didn't say they don't make mistakes, they just aren't interesting. These guys don't freak out, they just keep working.
 
Well that's no fun. I'm professional too, but I get dirty and cut my hands and use the F word at least a half dozen times.., maybe I should start a reality series on installs :D
 
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vonirkinshtine said:
Sirennet, can you post some pictures of the power distribution hardware for that beast?
For your eyes only...

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Just a heads up...


Night video was shot this weekend of the FIU and the Mini, expect follow up videos in the near future.
 
I liked it for the most part as a demo it was good.


Only thing I personally would have done with the matte and CF was to do a chevron set up on the back with those 2. Also for your worry of stone chips they make a matte and gloss clear wrap that can be added as a layer of protection. A couple of guys who I know who haul trailers with Duramax's did that to their headlights and hood lips to keep them clean. You can't tell unless you're right on it and I'm sure if you just had it added to the bumper as a hole the body part lines would hide it well.
 

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