EAST COAST MOTIONS VIDEO PRODUCTION / OWNER/OPERATOR Producer of Cable Television Programming. National Broadcast Stringer for CBS, MTV, ESPN and Weather Channel. Managed Sales, Editorial and Office Staff. WV MEDIA / TRAVEL AND SPORTS EDITOR Associated Press Photojournalism Award, Produced Feature Length Documentaries. Also daily deadline Television Sports and News Reports. AT&T MEDIA SERVICES / CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER Built and staffed regional video production facility. Managed Commercial Advertising and Infomercial Productions for Local Access Channels and Cable Television Networks. Responsibilities Included Print Projects, Digital Media Encoding, Budgeting, Hiring and Staffing. FIRST INTERNET SERVICE / NATIONAL MARKETING DIRECTOR Products included: Internet Backbone Gateway, Hosted and Dedicated Server Program, Virtual Private Networks, Business and Commercial Internet Service, Web Hosting. Professional Trainer for all offered services and managed Internet, Print, Television and Radio Advertising. Responsible for Press Releases, News Announcements and Public Relations. SURFDOG MEDIA / DIGITAL MEDIA CONSULTING AND TRAINING Services and Projects include Ohio Tech Prep Teacher Certifications, West Virginia Northern Community College Staff and Student Trainer. Taught Microsoft Expression Web Design and Adobe Photoshop. Broadcast Media, Social Media and Web Production clients include 7 Springs Mountain Resort, River City Restaurant and Banquets, Fireman Creative, The law firm of Gold Khoury and Turak, Sandcastles Resort, The McKeen Group, and West Virginia Northern Community College.
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:
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.
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.
My career spans an interesting time period. When I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with my degree in RTVMP (Radio, Television and Movie Production) it took an entire tractor trailer full of equipment to run a decent production and video cameras still used picture tubes. I had solid skills on all sides of this. My first camera was a DXC3000K Manufactured by Sony and was a first generation CCD (charge-coupled device)style camera and my footage looked much better than the network standard at that time. When computer editing came out in the early 90’s you got a virtual computer based program that mimicked the hardware I was used to using. This gave me an excellent point of reference to learn and master computer editing and video encoding standards.
Doc Couture led the Eastern Surfing Association from 1972 until his death in 1989. He was a tireless advocate of the sport and the Mike Marsh Scholarship Program continues to this day. I was the first recipient of this scholarship and credit Doc for instilling a sense of giving and sharing my love of surfing with others through my media work.