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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.


12/13/2009

Too Busy To Talk


Last week, I shot and edited a fun romp for a BMO exec.

 


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.


12/11/2009

Green Screen


Using a green screen is a great way to add some visual interest to a project. You can replace the green with any graphic treatment you can dream up... which is executed later, during the post production process.  More often than not, we can bring a small, portable green screen to an office, or boardroom - and get great results. Several examples can be found elsewhere on this site.

I'm often asked if we can have the option of seeing the entire length of the actor's entire body on-screen - which is a great look for a website. It seems like a simple request, but it does cost more, because the shoot has to take place in a studio, where we can paint the floor chroma-key green. The lighting can be very tricky, as well.

Here's a behind the scenes look at what a green screen shoot in a studio looks like - for a web based project I am working on for pension giant John Hancock.

   


11/27/2009

TD Canada Trust


Just putting the finishing touches on a few videos that will play at an awards night in December. 17 award winners. 17 video modules. Started working on these in September.

   

"The videos went over great!"


11/12/2009

We're Number One!


Working on a couple of action packed videos for TD Canada Trust: a rousing "Meeting Opener" and a "Meeting Closer".

  

"Awesomeness."


11/2/2009

Social Networking


I've been working on a snazzy promo video for social networking guru, Barry Libert, who heads up social software developer Mzinga Inc. - based in Burlington, Massachusetts. 

His rousing presentation to a group of executives in New York help spawn one of my favorite testimonials in a while: "(There was a) lot of twittering. My Face. Your Face. It lent some clarity to it all, that's for sure." 

  


10/19/2009

DMTI Spatial


The last few weeks have been devoted to creating a fun corporate profile for this Canadian company that is poised to go international. DMTI Spatial is in the business of "location intelligence".

          

"Wow."


9/22/2009

Black & Decker


I'm in the midst of shooting three product videos for Black & Decker's DeWalt line of products.

"Thanks for your professionalism and for four entirely stress-free days!"


9/18/2009

Canada Bread


Spent a couple of days with a crew collecting funky images for a funky, high powered montage. We followed product from the factory to the warehouse to the store -- which included a ride with one of those middle of the night delivery guys who get it all to store shelves so you can have your bread fresh each morning.

"...the bread video was crazy-good."