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8/28/2021

Connections


I've started interviewing people for my web series, “Connections”, recorded in my basement studio. People I know, or sort of know, who have a story to tell. You’ve made a decision that changed your career, and perhaps your life. See the latest episodes at youtube.com/jimboco2006/

These are done in person. Video podcast style. If you're interested in being interviewed, email me at ja@jimboco.ca.  


3/23/2021

Alstom


The rail division of long time client Bombardier was purchased by Alstom. I created a series of videos to help introduce the executives based overseas to the people and facilities in the Toronto area.

  


3/11/2021

Multiple Camera Shoots


I continue to tinker with my home studio. 

I was one of the first people in Ontario to take delivery of Black Magic Design's ATEM Mini Extreme.... which means I can handle up to eight video sources. It also has "Super Source", the ability to manipulate multiple sources of video on screen in a dynamic manner. For live streaming, or simply for recording.


3/27/2019

Jack of all Trades. Master of None?


* Read my personal blurb, over at LinkedIn.

* Read about the origins of all this Jimboco stuff, in a four page comic, here.

* See my crazy, fast supercut demo reel here. (Revised slightly in October, 2020)  Slower version here

* The elevator pitch for my exposition and trade show services is now a beautiful pdf.

* The fastest way to connect with me is via email: ja@jimboco.ca. You can also connect via Twitter or my general YouTube page.

* The home page of my website is www.jimboco.ca.


3/1/2021

See You Soon


Created a video for Moorelands from unused footage that they used as part of their Christmas message. The plan is to used it to welcome campers back this summer, as well. See a sneak peek, here.


2/4/2021

Home Studio with Live Streaming and Automated Switching


 

I added a Hollyland 300 Pro which sends the HDMI output of my ATEM switcher around the room wirelessly. Downloadable apps allow it to be seen on phones and tablets. 

After a lot of experimenting, and learning how to edit some basic XML code, I’ve figured out how to fully automate the switching of a three camera shoot. No crew required. Amazing results. Kinda cool.

For two person interviews, two cameras are locked off to capture close-ups of each subject. A third camera is programmed to move continuously on a slider, adding some much needed motion, while capturing a wider two-shot. 

Also added a few portable Aputure RGB lights. These allow me to easily change the background to any colour. 

 

These are controlled by an app via a Bluetooth connection — making it easy to make subtle changes while looking at a monitor. 

 


10/22/2020

Live Streaming


Here's a glimpse at my live streaming set-up. I'm using BlackMagic Design's state-of-the-art ATEM Mini Pro. I also now have the capability to stream via a local internet connection, a wifi network, or even a cellular connection via my iPhone. So, although I have a somewhat permanent set-up in my "Home Studio", it's possible to be portable as well. See a sneak peek of "My Home Studio", here.

   


9/28/2020

My Home Studio


See a sneak peek of My Home Studio, here.

(It's all explained in the post below...)

UPDATE: A month later, the reviews are in: See them here.

While you're at it, check out my revised demo reel, here. It won't take long.


6/28/2020

Moorelands Kids


 

I worked at Moorelands Camp in the 80s. Last year I went up to help shoot a new video for the organization, now called Moorelands Kids, and finished the editing this spring. This version is designed specifically for fundraising purposes. A summer without being able to bring kids to camp in 2020 will likely make for a stressful 2021, as they hope to get back up to full speed. Think about supporting them. Donate here.

 

 

Perfectly good soundbites that didn't quite make it into the final video proved to have a lot of value when dropped into their social media mix. Moorelands Kids started running some of these "unedited" clips on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter a full year after they were shot. See a sneak peek of one of them, here.


4/12/2020

#HappyEaster #SocialDistancing



3/6/2020

Alamos Gold


Working on a customer story about Alamos Gold Inc., and their daily use of Esri Canada's technology. Originally designed to be shown as a case study at user conferences throughout the country, it will now be used during webinars and posted on the web. More to come.