I grew up working and living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This small town’s economy is based on tourism, commercial fishing, real estate and construction. My company East Coast Motions produced Television Programs about the Outer Banks. Since then I have been able to see and understand the other side of the coin in regards to tourism and travel.
The Travel and Tourism Industry caters to the need for recreation. It can be hard work making sure that your guests are having fun. While working at WTRF, Mark Davis and I traveled around visiting area attractions that are within driving distance of Wheeling WV.
Here is a period piece about one such resort in Canaan Valley WV. This is an old dub (copy).
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.