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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.


Too Busy To Talk

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



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.



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: You can also connect via Twitter or my general YouTube page.

* The home page of my website is


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!"


We're Number One!

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




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." 



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".




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!"


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."


Executive Interviews

This week, I got started on a series of interviews with TD Canada Trust executives. They will be part of a package that will play at a reward and recognition event in December.