As you might be able to tell, I have been busy working on a video project for a CVB in the Atlanta area. Doing this work has made me start to notice other, fresh ideas for online video content to promote convention and visitor bureaus. Notes from the YouTube channel below. Enjoy!
Travel to Atlanta, where intrigue awaits, when Special Agents Ryan Ryan (Chris Whitley) and Tara Knox (Mary Kraft) are contracted for a special mission. Join their whirlwind journey to investigate why Atlanta is such a popular destination for meetings and events. “ATL Files”: Destination Atlanta Video Trailer is produced by Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visit www.atlfiles.com and www.atlanta.net for more information on Atlanta.
On any given day, taking a walk down the streets, alleyways, fairways and beaches of Charleston leads to a symphony found in only one place.
Charleston, South Carolina voted for the second consecutive year, “Top City in the United States” in the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.
Wonderful video for the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Enjoy!
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Eleven years ago, we vowed to NEVER FORGET the terrorist attacks of September 11th and honor the heroes we lost, including the passengers and crew of United Flight 93. Watch the video below to learn their courageous story. Then consider a donation to help build the Flight 93 National Memorial. All donations made through October 1 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Alcoa Foundation, up to $255,000. Give generously today to make your donation go twice as far!
The video outlines the challenges America faced as President Obama took office at the height of the worst recession in almost a century and details the progress that has been made reclaiming the security of the middle class and building an economy that’s meant to last, where hard work pays and responsibility is rewarded.
I have to say … WTF Apple?! As a devoted Final Cut Pro user, I was extremely excited at the recent announcement of the new Final Cut Pro X. It boasts a 64-bit architecture allowing for work on larger projects with larger frame sizes, 4K editing options, background processing for quicker playback and editing, as well as full utilization of my computer’s processor. But, you forgot to mention that this is actually just iMovie Pro with many of the pro features removed. I know that I am not good with change, and I keep reading that updates will be coming soon, so I will try to be patient and adjust. I think the Conan video sums up the new Final Cut best.
I currently do all of my production work with the Panasonic AG-AF100 and the Canon 5D mark II and love the quality of both cameras and the footage they both produce. I prefer using the AF100 for all of my interviews because of the great native features found in a video camera as compared to a DSLR. Simple things like the XLR plugs and quick and easy manual controls makes all the difference in a quick interview set up (not to mention the one man run and gun shooting technique). For the $4,500 price tag, I believe the Panasonic AG-AF100 to be a superb video camera. However, I am not sure that it is fair to compare this camera to something like the F3 or such standards as ARRI or RED. And, it is hard to compare this video system to something like Canon 5D mark II. The quality of the 5D footage is superior (in my opinion) due to the full-frame sensor. The difficulty I have experienced in using a DSLR as a video camera is, again, based on the lack of basic features found on a video camera.
My overall take on the Panasonic AG-AF100 is that it is a great mid price point video camera. It gives you greater depth of field, allows an operator the ability to use incredible lenses, and costs so much less than the cameras it is often compared to. If you are comfortable with the 5D, this camera will probably fall short on image quality, but its ease of use will be a blessing. If money is no object, I would probably recommend looking at the F3, FS100, ARRI or RED. But, as the owner of a small video production company, like myself, this is a great camera for online video production. This camera, paired with the Olympus f/2.0 lenses has allowed me to create a far superior product than my old Panasonic AG-HMC150. While I love this camera, and it works great for event videography, it does not give you any shallow depth of field or honest manual settings.
Camera technology is advancing dramatically ever year. Know your production needs and seek the best camera in your price range. All these new cameras offer better production quality for a much smaller price tag … and I will not complain about that one bit.