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Friday, July 13, 2007

The Reminder DVD Cover Design - Please vote

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

Alhamdulillah we are getting closer to the completing this DVD. I just filmed the Season Finale yesterday. I hope to edit it tonight and have it ready by tomorrow.

Anyways, with the deadline quickly approaching, we need to figure out which DVD cover to go with InshAllah. Keep in mind that the pics have been compressed for the web but the actual cover with be in high resolution. So far, I've been getting different answers on what to go with and honestly, I'm confused. So I figured I should post the different covers here and see what the viewers think InshAllah. Yeah, this whole "let the viewers vote on the design cover" may not be the norm but then again, Ummah Films isn't the norm :)





** Also, I'm not crazy about the quote so if you have a suggestion for quote, please post it in the comments.

JazakAllah khair!
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At July 13, 2007 11:34 AM, Blogger CptRatib said...

My suggest quote line for the cover:
"From the Most Viewed Muslim Video Online!"
I think its better than claiming to be #1 because it begs the question: #1 in what?

I voted for #2, and my comments on each:
#1 shows Ali holding a micraphone, and I have never seen him with a mike on any of the videos so it makes me wonder if this DVD contains event appearances. I do like the Price Tag that reads on it "The Reminder: Seasons 1 & 2" and I think it would look better on choice #2 which is missing any info that this DVD contains seasons 1&2.
# 3 Has Ali in shades, which is not a popular pic from the vids. and the green background with designs makes it look like a hippi's bedroom.


At July 13, 2007 12:12 PM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

Walaikum Salam wa Rahmatullah,

The design was not put together by me but rather the design firm. Nevertheless, JazakAllah Khair for your text edit suggestion

I hope to have at least 1hr (if not more) of extra footage (2 unreleased videos, a Q&A video answering questions, entire interview on Saturday Night Live (UK show on Islam Channel) and another interview done after the "Evening with Ali" show in London. All the above will be in addition to the 18 Reminder videos (which will be in DVD quality) InshAllah so the DVD is packed with lots of stuff InshAllah. I added all the extra clips because I wanted to give something extra to all those who are supporting and fund the Reminder videos by purchasing the DVD set.

your brother in Islam,


At July 13, 2007 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salams, I much prefer #2 as it looks a whole lot classier! I prefer the way it doesn't highlight "on the internet"... and generally makes you want to look further... Inshallah whatever you decide wil lhave a positive impact. WS

At July 13, 2007 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aalam alaikum,

I like option # 1, because its attention grabber. But then I started to think about what cptratib said. I think one of the videos Ali had the mic on.

It seems most of the viewers voting for option # 2. I think you should take out “reminding you in case you forgot" And Put only UmmhFilms. Ummah 1 word then below that the word films. On the bottom you can put “the reminder season 1 & 2”

I didn’t like the background on option # 2- the yellow pictures! May be you can use the background from option # 1 without the frame!

Red background with “Ummahfilms” tilted on the top left corner, instead of the frame. Leave the tag as it is.

At July 13, 2007 2:35 PM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

So far, #2 seems to be the most popular. As in regards of having The Reminder or Season 1 & 2 on the front, I don't think its necessary.

Keep in mind that this is a 6 panel DVD (two DVDs and 4 panels for text/design) so there is plenty of room to put other text. Also, most people will flip it over (to read the back panel) if they are curious about what it is.

At July 13, 2007 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalam alikom,
I voted for #1 design but I suggest the quote to be Reminding you just in case you forgot. as it's what this project is all about.

Jazakom Allaho Khairan :)

At July 13, 2007 10:18 PM, Blogger elle said...

Assalamu aleikum
Hi..I like the #2..the message is Concise and direct.
The design simms like graffit or aerosol paint..so sugest the home made idea..i suposed that was the idea when u put to Ali in a "his home" in the 3 options.
But i think u missed information:for the people who actually knows the Reminder videos it is easy to distinguish..but what about the people who never loocks the videos before?
if the idea for the videos is remind..where is that idea represented in the option 2?

At July 13, 2007 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam. can u sell the dvd thru internet. it'd be good if I can buy it online. jzkk

At July 14, 2007 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamu alaykum,
I think there should be a picture of you sitting in your chair in front of your computer...it should be visible that you're doing video blogs and not on stage performances...do you know what I mean??
Wa salam

At July 14, 2007 1:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalaam Alaikoem

I just wanna remind you, u are doing it great bud please don't do a picuter on your dvd cover , becaus when we will buy it and it will be in your home a d the profeet( sallahoe alehm wa sallam) said: the engels will not enter the home's where the picuter at.

At July 14, 2007 4:27 AM, Blogger Taqiudeen bin Patrick said...

As salaam alaikum Ya Muslaameen,

I voted for 1 but I like 2 as well. If 2 had a "price tag" that stated contains ALL episodes from season 1 and 2 + bonus footage, then it would have been my choice. I really feel that since this will not be the only DVD that the cover should state what the set contains.

Also there is only one quotation mark before season 1 & 2 on 1.

At July 14, 2007 4:30 AM, Blogger Taqiudeen bin Patrick said...

Oh yeah, the # 1 Muslim video from the internet can be saved for the back panel. If I wanted to sell it in Best Buy I would put it on the front, but anyone who is buying the DVDs knows what it is.

At July 14, 2007 4:34 AM, Blogger Taqiudeen bin Patrick said...

One thing I didn't consider is that Seasons 1&2 would be listed on the spine of the case, so if that is the case then I would vote for 2.

At July 14, 2007 5:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu aleikum

bro how ru hope u fine in the ummahood lol!
ivoted 4 da #2 but ithink ushould put no 1's backgroung 4 no2 okay

At July 14, 2007 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think stick the tag from #1 on #2 and change that disgusting vomit inducing yellowy colour to summink else...and you're on to a winner inshaAllah :)

At July 14, 2007 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is off topic but why do you always add more time onto the counter where it says time until next episode.

At July 14, 2007 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum

I like options 1 and 2, but just wanted to mention that there seem to be a couple of typos that should be fixed for the final design inshaAllah (only applicable to designs 1 and 3):
a) "Seasons 1 & 2" (seasons should be plural)
b) There's an unmatched quotation mark in front of "Season ... but it is not closed (it may be better to leave it out completely)

At July 14, 2007 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


assalaam Alaikum

Are you okay, Ali? In the first two pics you really look like something is wrong, like sad, sick or something. I don't want to confuse you with new ideas so I will say I agree with CptRatib and Muslim Brother.

At July 14, 2007 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. I love this slogan

"This is ali reminding you just in case you forgot."

At July 14, 2007 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"because otherwise you'd forget"

At July 14, 2007 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


assalaam alaikum

Look in the group for script writing. I just uploaded my idea of a really cool dvd cover. lol Its not the best job, but it is my best job, that I can do.

At July 14, 2007 1:10 PM, Blogger Abu Haqq said...

As salamu alaykum wa rahmetullahi wa barakatuhu,

my suggestion quote is:

#1 Funniest Muslim Video On The Net

At July 14, 2007 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like 1, but i think that quote of #1 should be removed and have reminding you just incase you forgot-and that should be a fine!

Or if your going to go for no.2, then i think you should chnage the backgrnd pick, of yeelow with the faces, to the red and that would look really gud inshallah./

At July 14, 2007 4:47 PM, Blogger Mahdi Ahmad said...

As salaamu alaikum,

I like design 2 but it needs to mention that it contains Season 1 and 2.

That's important because people think this DVD will be the ONLY The Reminder DVD collection.

At July 15, 2007 8:07 AM, Blogger zaranine said...

Salam waleikoum brother Ali,

In spite of my limited vocabulary in english (i am french), i have watched all your videos and fortunately for me, i have understand it pretty well.
I really appreciate your approach to teach islam topics with sense of humour and serious as well, i hope that you will make a season 3, is it in your projects? Concerning the picture to illustrate the DVD cover, i think that choose the number 2, will be really cool, because it disclose better your funny attitude. that's my humble opinion. Congratulation for your smashing work, and i encourage you to carry on because it's adventageous to everybody, muslims and non muslims.


At July 16, 2007 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam, I like #2 but, it need the thing to say Seasons 1 and 2.

At July 26, 2007 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullah,

~I like #2 better than the others, though maybe I prefer your image could be mirrored so that the finger that pointing to the back will be the right hand. why..? well, imho right hand is better.. but of course your text on the shirt would be flipped as well..
~Quote line, how about: ".. a reminder just in case satan made you forget" (naah forget it).

Jazakumullahu khairan for your effort bros wassalamualaikum.

At July 26, 2007 9:02 PM, Blogger asu928 said...

my suggested quote would be "Featuring the Most Viewed Muslim Videos Online" since the videos are featured on the DVD. also i think on the second design cover, there should be a label somewhere saying it's season 1 and 2.


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