Posts Tagged ‘video’

Working Like A Boss

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

What does it mean to be a small business owner?  Well, at the point when your business is expanding rapidly, you work like a dog.  Over the last sixteen days, I’ve clocked over 200 hours (a regular full-time employee would clock just 96).  Also, this time doesn’t include transportation time driving to and from venues (Mission, Maple Ridge, Surrey, and Downtown Vancouver)!

The graph on the left shows the number of hours over time.  Yellow bars are weekends.

We’re in the middle of our dance competition season where we have the majority of our computers and equipment packed up in my car and we bring it to various theatre’s and setup a video, audio, and photo production station.  We do a variety of services including a one-hour video and photo service so dancers can take their performance home with them right away!

Above is a photo of my car and just how full it is.  Tim also has to fill the back of his car with our large printers and some LCD monitors.  And below is a photo of our edit bay looking down onto the stage.

I’m definitely thinking of getting a truck for next year.  It’s quite a complicated setup, and I keep thinking of ways to “box-it-up” more and make it more portable.  It’s a tricky balance though because we could invest money and time in developing a vastly more portable and boxed up solution, but we currently aren’t doing enough dance competitions to see enough of a return on the investment!  Problem being that we can’t take on many more without boxing it up because it’s such a hassle at the current time.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that in amongst all these dance competition setups, we’ve pulled out some of the production gear and filmed a few more shoots for Table Tennis University.

During all this, we also wrapped up and uploaded all the videos for Salon Business Expert because they needed them early.  There’s tonnes more work coming down the pipe too, and it’s been a challenge to manage it all as it comes in.  Thankfully, I have an amazingly dedicated team to help me out through it all and step in when things get tough or staff fall sick.

Good thing there’s a puppy at home to get me through all this =)

Mailchimp Sing-A-Long about Merge Tags

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Another reason why we love MailChimp.com! They made a sing-a-long video about how to use their merge tags.

Found in their resources section.

Sunset on Cypress

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I got off work relatively early yesterday and had some spare time so I went up Cypress and did just over an hour of boarding. After just one run, the front clasp on my binding broke off! I lost a lot of control, but was able to push through another five runs. Without a doubt, my shortest day ever.

I was lucky to catch the sunset from atop this gorgeous mountain! the only camera I had with me though was my cellphone. Watch the quick video above – pretty good quality for a phone!

Oh, and here’s my GPS track:


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Snowboarding at Cypress GPS Track and Video

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Boarded 40km today and hit a max speed of 71 km/h! A good group of just five of us… lots of snow falling on the mountain, and it continues to fall down in the lower mainland today!

First, here’s my GPS tracks:

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Don’t forget to check out the photos.

And here’s a video of our awesome time!

Canoeing Widgeon Creek with Kristy

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Kristy and I canoed up Widgeon Creek today! The weather was cloudy with patches of sun. A high of 4 degrees Celsius… we layered up and were nice and warm! We paddled just over 10km and saw a whole bunch of wildlife up the creek! There were easily over a dozen hawks, a bald eagle, and two sea-creatures we’re not sure if they were otters or seals!


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Video From on the Water

Jan 8: Widgeon Creek With Kristy (69 photos)

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Birthday Scavenger Hunt Video

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Behind the scenes video from Paul’s camera!