In 1993 I had left the Outer Banks and starting Snowboarding. I borrowed a Sony Betacam and took it to the coast for Hurricane Emily and also to Snowshoe WV to document the emerging sport of snowboarding. One of my first edits was “Riders on the Storm”
Discovering the BetaCam Format after shooting 3/4″ Video was amazing. Technology had upgraded picture quality and the newer cameras did not need a separate recording unit. The entire unit weighed in around 20 lbs and retailed for $60,000. Needless to say most videographers kept them on a Tripod and this limited the type of footage you would see. I liked to shoulder this beast and carry it around snowboarding.
Let me know if anyone needs some professional video footage for their business or for sports recruiting and analysis.
Here is a sports recruiting video I produced to help with College Scholarships:
Sherele Vossen is now working as a Basketball Instructor at the Total Athlete Indoor Training Center in Triadelphia.
This documentary is a great example of the quality programming that Beach TV brought to the Outer Banks. It was my personal goal to bring network quality documentaries to our viewers.
There are abundant historic stories to be told and I hope you have thirty minutes to watch this one. It is entertaining in a folksy way that true Outer Bankers will appreciate.
These are the true Aviation Pioneers of our lifetime. The First Flight Society recognizes Aviation Greats every year on Orville Wrights Birthday. I took the time to meet them and share their stories.
Pictured below are honoree’s Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan at the Man Will Never Fly Banquet.
A VIDEO POSTCARD
Finding inspiration for an edit can come in many different ways. My first visit
to the beaches of Cleveland Ohio inspired me with its historic looks.
I looked for some old postcards that captured that feel. A “Video Postcard” seemed like the best way to showcase my water footage and skyline views from the beach. You never would expect this kind of beach by a city like Cleveland.
The city park at Edgewater Beach reminded me of South Beach with the Art Deco Architecture and like Southern California with the ethnic neighborhoods. There are all kinds of unique shops and eateries.
All in all it is quite a scene and well worth the visit. I can only imagine how strong the surf could be on a larger swell.
I had the pleasure of working with Sonny Miller and Ira Opper on Surfer Video Magazine. His career was amazing and he made the jump to hollywood and got to work on many major motion pictures.
This segment aired in an episode of Surfer Video Magazine on ESPN. I shot most of the footage and all of the interviews. Frontline Video and Film produced the series from 1987 to 1991.
So much for the view from 30,000 feet. From where I am sitting it looks like Social Media and Internet TV should be turning the broadcast and cable world on its ear.
Take control of your life by viewing what you want when you want. Find your favorite shows online and enjoy having unlimited online channels and viewing opportunities. Your Cable Provider licenses and sells its programs and content. This makes the selection limited because of this bias. You can move your Internet Connection to the TV and take advantage of a larger, less expensive free market. If you cut the cord from your cable provider you will be in charge of when and where you would like to watch your favorite programs.
Do some online research, that’s what I did:
Roku.com get internet on your TV.
Chromecast Play your tablets and smartphones on your TV.
Subscribe or order TV SHOWS and MOVIES from NETFLIX, AMAZON, ITUNES and HULU.
Find FREE SHOWS! Go to the shows website or Network/Producers Website. YouTube has a free TV Show section.
Here are a couple of articles that I like:
How to find some Internet TV Shows
Gadgets to get Internet on your TV
Contact me about getting a Social Media Advertising Campaign started or for help on cutting the cable and going after all of this great content.
I work as a Snowboard Instructor at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling WV and at 7 Springs in Champion PA. This season I got to work with a group of 13 Pittsburgh Area Boy Scouts in pursuit of their Snow Sports/Snowboarding Merit Badge. This 5 Week Program was very rewarding because we got to see these guys progress over a compressed time period.
Steve Draper, Nathan Tedjeske and I got to work hands on to get these guys down the hill in grand style. We started with the basic elements of riding: Balance, Edging, Rotation and Pressure. Using the terrain and specific riding drills these elements were reinforced with Instructor Feed Back and Riding Analysis.
Here is a short ten minute video of our last day:
I took some photos and have them posted on my Public Facebook Page also:
Please call Oglebay @ 304-243-4049 or 7 Springs Resort @ 800-452-2223 and Request Me for a Private Lesson. I specialize in Video Analysis.
Take a look at the rigors of working as a snowboard instructor.
My first TV Interview was with Steve Caballero in 1985 in Raleigh NC at the Endless Grind Skateboarding Competition. I invited my surfing friend and former world champion free-style skateboarding champion Reggie Barnes to our TV Studios at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for my Senior Project. I began producing Surfing Segments for ESPN in conjunction with Surfer Magazine in 1987.
During the 90s I produced a series of Feature Length Action Sport Films called East Coast Motions. Volume II, Hatteras Surf Feast was released internationally and funded a winter at Snowshoe WV and the creation of Volume III, “Cheat Mountain Shredders”. I began producing and streaming video for the internet in 1997 and actively used, the Action Sports Industry to market and brand one of the First International Internet Services.
My love of Digital Media has led to work with MTV, Hurley and Monster Energy. I have a passion for production and an eye for detail that crosses all demographics. My TV Program, Eastern Extreme gives me the opportunity to mentor and work with many independent and up and coming photographers. Many of my Action Sports Segments air on Havoc TV.
Being in the right place at the right time can get you some great subject material. I used to hitch-hike back and forth between Chapel Hill NC and Kill Devil Hills NC during my college years. One time a guy in an old rusty cadillac picked me up. His license plate said “Jack and the” Turned out to be none other than the musician featured in this video; “Michael Kelsh”. We struck up a conversation about who we were and what we did. When it came time for a senior project for school I rang him up and we scheduled the shoot. Fellow students LeeAnn Woodard and Jim Kinney contributed to the production. Michael was playing for Southern Culture on the Skids at the time and he invited some of them to appear in the video. It was fun setting up different scenes all over the area. When we revealed it in class it became an instant hit.