This year, the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee took place in a downpour. However, the rain did not stop the over 30,000 runners and thousands of volunteers from going on with the event. Given the recent tragedy with the Boston Marathon, there was also heighten security. Two videos from Anthony-Denmark Communications cover the rain-soaked activities. The first is “Country Music Marathon 2013 ‘Twanging In the Rain'” with a report on the conditions and risks, the runners were taking. The second, “Country Music Marathon 2013 ‘The Human Spirit'”, shows the physical and emotional toll the pounding rain was having upon the runners. The event was conducted to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
The Nashville community came together on February 13, 2013 to provide a variety of services to the homeless in this short video overview of Project Homeless Connect Nashville 2013 from the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Included are comments from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, event participants and members of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission. It is produced by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications. You may watch the video on Vimeo.com and on YouTube.
Julius Witherspoon and Lee Stewart of Metropolitan Social Services in Nashville, Tennessee speak about the growth of the elderly population and ways agencies can meet this need. This video shows excerpts from their presentation, “Increasing Need for Home and Community Based Services for Seniors and Disabled Adults” at the TCSW Middle Region Fall Conference on November 2, 2012. Video by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications.
“You are an advocate”, says advocacy veteran Gordon Bonnyman from the Tennessee Justice Center. He speaks to the audience about the qualities needed for being an effective advocate for people and causes. These excerpts are taken from his presentation “The Whys and Wherefores of Advocacy” at the TCSW Middle Region Fall Conference on November 2, 2012. Video by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications.
I enjoy making videos and I love improving my video skills. If I received a big pot of money today, I would be very happy using with my cameras, computers and websites to pursue my video-making dreams full time. Through Anthony-Denmark Communications and Russ Anthony 411, I produce social work technology videos and entertainment videos.
Here are items to consider when looking for a videographer to make your organization’s next video:
The Cost. Sometimes, I want to take on a new project and a problem area can be the price. “How much do you charge to make a video?”. While that is an honest question, the answer would depend on several factors including expected time spent before, during and after the actual shoot. When I get such a question, I try to get the customer to give details about expectations for the video. For example, a video taken as an audience member requires different skills and resources compared to projects where the videographer can plan the shots.
The Time. I was recently asked to provide video service for a customer. When price was discussed, the response was, “That much for being at the event for an hour!”. Time spent during the recording phase is not the only consideration. Often the real work in producing a video comes in the editing phase. This is my favorite part of working on a video. The choosing of the scenes, the timing of each segment and the manipulation of sound and video can keep me working happily late into the night.
The Finished Product. When working on a video product I Identify the message and show video to support that message. The message can be affected by the quality and quantity of the captured video. A successful video is one that I can produce that has an effective message with good quality and in the appropriate running time.
But, the key is knowing and getting what you want. Be sure to have details so that expectations are clear on both sides. Talking about the details helps to decide on the cost. But it is okay if you need help with crafting an idea or concept for a video.
- Bikers participate in the Poker Run by traveling to arranged locations to pick cards to determine who will have the winning hand at the end. It is all for fun and a good cause as these bikers help to raise money to support services for the homeless in Tennessee. This video captures the first and last stop at Boswell’s Harley-Davidson and at Arrington Vineyards. Watch for short scenes from the concert that followed. Click here to watch the video online. Produced by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications.
Another interpretation of the Tour de Nash 2012 bike ride as shown on Vimeo.com. All new footage with no duplicate scenes from the original Tour de Nash 2012 video. Length is 1:46.
Bikers from the 2012 Tour de Nash ride (except last scene) in Nashville, Tennessee
Video captured by Canon EOS 7D in 720p 60fps. Canon lens EFS 18-135 mm
Edited with Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.0.4
Shot by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications
“Siesta” by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com)
Athletes from Special Olympics came from all over Tennessee to compete Saturday May 19, 2012 in the Summer Games 2012. The event took place on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Watch the excitement as the volunteers turn into spectators. Athletes competed for medals and bragging rights. There was so much going on in seven different athletic venues that I had to concentrate in the track and field area. For more on the Special Olympics and how you can get involved, please go to their website at www.specialolympicstn.org. Soon I will post additional photos from the Special Olympics