Category Archives: Travel and Tourism

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.

1993 Canaan Valley Ski Resort

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).

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BEACH TV RE-BOOT

I am happy to announce that Beach TV is back on DVD. This collection of all your favorite Outer Banks Sites, Sounds and Adventures can be yours.

Romancing The Storms

  • THE PERFECT STORM
  • LIFESAVING STATIONS
  • BONNER BRIDGE COLLAPSE
  • GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC
  • BLIZZARDS AND HURRICANES

Tournament ’87

Get up close and personal with the crazy fishermen and fisherwomen of the 1987 Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament.     Join the crew of Beach TV as they travel the beaches and interview all of the teams.

Hatteras Surf Feast

The Outer Banks has a rich Surf History and some of the best waves on the East Coast. Take a look at surf from all seasons of the year.

Meet some of the locals and check out visiting professional surfers.

Best of Beach TV

Beach TV covered the events and activities of the Outer Banks Lifestyle from 1987 through 1991.  Meet the old-timers and take a walk down memory lane.  See what the Old Time Outer Banks was really like.

Outer Banks to Outer Space

A compilation of the many inductees into the Aviation Hall of Fame. Includes Military Fly-Overs, Interviews with Historians, Astronauts and Famous Aviators.

 

Please enjoy this short excerpt from “Romancing The Storms”

Just Drop me an email:  bmur@surfdogmedia.com put the title or titles you want in the subject line.   I can direct invoice you the $15.

THANKS!!

Bryan Murray

 

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Discovering the Sony Betacam

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”

STORMBUTTON

Discovering the BetaCam Format after shooting 3/4″ Video was amazing. BetacamTechnology 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.

 

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From the Outer Banks to Outer Space

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.

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