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8/12/2010

SISO in Boston


I spent this week in Boston at the annual SISO Executive Conference for trade show professionals. A promotional video for next year's conference will be forthcoming. I'll also be adding content to a training video I worked on last summer, shot at their 2009 conference in New York. UPDATE: See the promotional video in action on SISO's site (via YouTube) by clicking here.

As mentioned above, the elevator pitch for my exposition and trade show services is now a beautiful pdf.


6/1/2010

Bombardier


"TrackSafe" is a solution by Bombardier that uses RFID technology to reduce the hazards associated with track inspection and repair in Subway operating environments. Bombardier created a simulated rail environment in a parking lot and invited actual track workers and train drivers to supply their feedback and suggestions on this solution, which is still in the design phase. I made a funky video of the event that will live on as a promotional and educational piece. See it in action here.

 

 

"TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!!"


5/22/2010

Flood Control


The Insurance Bureau of Canada has joined with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to sponsor the Watershed Awards, a new annual awards program to recognize Canadian municipalities that have taken proactive measures to reduce their vulnerability to storm and wastewater damage.

This year, there are seven winning municipalities, and I created video modules for three of them: Toronto, Ontario, and Richmond Hill, Ontario, and Saint-Jerome, Quebec.  I spent a couple of days in each community, and interviewed the Mayor and key city staff as part of each story.

   

All three stories were shot in full HD, switching between P2 and XDCAM EX, depending on the location. All stories were edited natively in HD, using AVID's Media Composer software.

See them here, here and here 


1/1/2015

Jack of all Trades. Master of None?


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

* See my short, corporate demo reel on YouTube. (Revised in November, 2017)

* 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 through LinkedInTwitter or my general YouTube page.

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


4/23/2010

RFID


Just returned from a hectic few days in Orlando, where I covered this year's RFID Journal LIVE trade show. This is where all the leading players in the RFID industry meet, and where potential end users can learn everything imaginable about the technology. This was my fifth annual conference. See the promotional video here.

     

More and more, I've been encouraging my event producing clients to offer my services to their own vendors and sponsors. I figure I'm already on-location, and I can shoot quite a bit of material in an extra hour here, and/or an extra half-hour there -- spread over the three or four days I am working at the event. It's an economical way of getting a great video.

This year, while already in Orlando, I created a documentary style promotional video for Lygase RFID Solutions who are based in the Chicago area. Lygase set up and tested their real-time lead tracking and retrieval system for the first time in a trade show environment, requiring the team to wire the entire hall in advance. During the show, valuable data could be obtained by following the actions of willing conference goers, who had RFID tags inserted in their name tags. I showed up early to shoot some of the set-up, and dropped by on occasion throughout the event for updates.

See it in action on the RFID Journal site, here.

Kind words followed: "...You did a great job with the video. This will definitely serve as a great marketing agent for us. It was great working with you on this project and thanks for all your help putting it together!"

For sponsor GE Heathcare, based in Milwaukee, I created two short videos detailing recent successes using RFID technology in asset and bed management within a hospital setting. I conducted an in-depth interview with a former R.N., who now works in administration for Trident Health System in South Carolina, who made the trip to Orlando to make a presentation on the subject. I simply intercut between the interview and relevant soundbites from her presentation.

See one of the videos on the RFID Journal site, here.

The quality of the end product seemed to surprise my client: "Hey... These aren't bad."


4/21/2010

Teranet


One of my favourite clients from years ago came calling this week. They needed a punchy, sixty second spot for a conference. It promoted a new web-based service to an audience of real estate professionals.

 


3/12/2010

Trucks


For the second year in a row, I created a promotional video for The Work Truck Show, one of the top 200 trade shows in the U.S. This year the show was in St. Louis.

   

 See it in HD on YouTube.

The kindest words followed from my client: "See you next year in Indianapolis!"

In case you missed it above, the elevator pitch for my exposition and trade show services is now a beautiful pdf.


3/1/2010

Bahamas


Spent a few days last week at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, shooting a celebratory video for some TD Canada Trust folks who were convening there for some Reward & Recognition (and Relaxation). The revelry will be edited into a fast-paced, five minute video back home, and distributed as a lovely DVD keep-sake, a week after the event.

"It's fantastic! How the heck did you cut three days of footage so fast? You're amazing."


2/5/2010

TD Canada Trust


Two frantic productions in the same month. First, I wrote, directed and edited a customer service primer/reminder for front line employees at TDCT... 

   

(Pictured here: recording a voice-over segment "on-set" with our on-camera host)

And...


2/3/2010

Canada Bread


I whipped together a six minute video that opened an annual conference for the national sales and marketing folks at Canada Bread. It was the perfect time to celebrate a great year, despite a tough economic climate. The video included much discussion of the future, and featured aggressively intercut interviews with six members of senior management.

    

After screening the final edit, a member of the team wrote: "This is outstanding. Let's rock and roll!"


12/24/2009

John Hancock


John Hancock is developing an enhanced on-line enrollment experience for their pension customers. Part of the experience involves an on-line host, which was supplied as a video element to the web guys. I supplied some scriptwriting services, and I directed the video shoot of the host. I picked up my camera between takes and shot a fun behind-the-scenes video (which I edited together later) which will be used to promote the endeavour at Hancock's upcoming annual sales conference in Boston, as the new "on-line experience" won't be rolled out until the summer.

   

 See a sample of the finished product here.