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“New Victoria for New Media” video by April Smith aka @AprilFilms of @AHAMEDIA

June 25, 2009 2 comments

April Smith of AHA MEDIA aka @AprilFilms of @AHAMEDIA on twitter produced the above video of the wonderful weekend in Victoria while doing social media animation and production! :)

Here is the ‘New Victoria for New Media’ video shot on a Nokia N95 Cameraphone which demonstrates an prime example of social media <– new media filming can ensure quick upload and widespread distribution :)

April is passionate and skilled in making  films by  doing  mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone.

In just 2 days, April did mobile media and  produced 1676 photos, 208 videos and 263 twitter updates on Victoria to ensure a “Live feel” experience! :)

Please see 12 sets of photos of New Victoria for New Media at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets

1  New Victoria  Trip – Friday June 19th 830 AM  Meet at Coast Plaza

2  New Victoria Trip – Friday June 19th 11 AM  Board Celebration Ferry

3 New Victoria Trip  - Friday June 19 130 PM Sea Cider Farm

4  New Victoria Trip – Friday June 19 4 PM Check in Coast Victoria  Harbourside Hotel

5 New Victoria Trip – Friday June 19th 5-7 PM Victoria BC Wine and Oyster Fest

6 New Victoria Trip – Friday June 19 930 PM Sunset

7  New Victoria Trip – Saturday June 20 830 AM Group Breakfast at Blue Crab

8 New Victoria Trip – Saturday June 20 930AM Royal BC Museum

9 New Victoria Trip – Saturday June 20 1130 AM Victoria Harbour Ferry

10 New Victoria Trip – Saturday June 20 12 noon Lunch at Spinnakers Pub

11 New Victoria Trip – Sunday June 21 830 AM Breakfast at Blue Crab in Coast Hotel

12 New Victoria Trip – Sunday June 21 11AM Swartz Bay Sailing

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Thanks to the following Victoria citizens for being interviewed in my video of  “New Victoria for New Media” :)

Ed - Plant Engineer of Sea Cider http://www.seacider.ca

Graham – Coast Ambassador of Coast Hotel http://www.coasthotels.com

Chuck – Guitarist of  The Sutcliffes http://thesutcliffes.ca/

Darlene – Breakfast Server of Coast Hotels http://www.coasthotels.com

Carrie – Saturday Volunteer of Royal BC Museum http://www/royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Garfield – Bartender of Spinnakers http://www.spinnakers.com

Mack – Street Musician of Victoria

Sam – Driver of Wilsons’ Transportation http://www.wilsonstransportation.com

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With much gratitude to

My mentor Lorraine Murphy
www.Raincoaster.com

Sherry Baumgardner, Director of Marketing for Coast Hotels & Resorts

Danny Dang, Electronic Distribution for Coast Hotels & Resorts

Coast Hotels www.coasthotels.com

BC Ferries www.bcferries.com

Royal BC Museum www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House www.seacider.ca

Spinnakers BrewPub and Guest Houses www.spinnakers.com

Tartan Group www.tartanpr.com

Tourism Victoria www.tourismvictoria.com

Thank you to the rest of the Vancouver Social Media crew and everyone else who made this trip so memorable! :)

For those interested a higher quality version of this video is available , and as there as ample footage from 208 videos of Victoria, a custom video can be produced to highlight a certain event or attraction :)  Please email April to discuss further.  Apr@live.ca

April Smith of AHA MEDIA went to the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island to do new + social media animation and production which help bring our Province of B.C.’s Old Capital City into a New era of social media savyness!!

June 23, 2009 Leave a comment

April Smith of AHA MEDIA went to the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island to do new + social media animation and production and help bring our Province of B.C.’s Old Capital City into a New era of social media savyness!

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My Social Media trip to Victoria was made possible by the honored invitation of my mentor Lorraine Murphy of http://www.raincoastermedia.com ( for thinking of me to accompany her in the first place :>)

A much heartfelt thank you to the following for sponsoring such a wonderful trip to Victoria! :)

Sherry Baumgardner, Director of Marketing for Coast Hotels & Resorts

Danny Dang, Electronic Distribution for Coast Hotels & Resorts

Coast Hotels http://www.coasthotels.com

BC Ferries http://www.bcferries.com

Royal BC Museum http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House http://www.seacider.ca

Spinnakers BrewPub and Guest Houses http://www.spinnakers.com

Tartan Group http://www.tartanpr.com

Tourism Victoria http://www.tourismvictoria.com

 

Photos and Video to come – Please stay tuned :)

In the meantime, one can always looks at my Live Twitter feed of my time in Victoria :)

http://www.twitter.com/AprilFilms <– it will be in reverse chronological order  I tweeted 263 times about the amazing  people and attractions of Victoria while on my 2 day trip :) I like providing a live feel experience in my twitter updates for all my followers.

 You can also do a search function on Twitter using my name @AprilFilms and the hashtag #NewVictoria

When I have more time, perhaps I will post the live twitter feed from my twitter stream in chronlogical order, so that everyone can see what I experienced in beautiful Victoria :)

AHA MEDIA is going to the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island to do new + social media animation and production in bringing our Province of B.C.’s Old Capital City into a New era of social media savyness!!

June 19, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA is extremely honored and pleased to be invited by Lorraine Murphy of Raincoaster Media http://www.raincoastermedia.com to accompany her to Victoria’s First Social Media Enhancement Tour.

Below is a photo of Lorraine of Raincoaster Media and April of AHA MEDIA :)

Lorraine and April - Media

This exciting time is called “New Victoria for New Media” and is going to showcasing some of the best highlights that our traditional Capital city of B.C. has to offer! :)

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Eat Magazine says:

“Victoria is one of B.C.s tourism crown jewels, says Sherry Baumgardner, Director of Marketing for Coast Hotels & Resorts. With the growing influence of social media, we felt the time was right to showcase Victoria by inviting members of the online community to experience the many things to see and do in this beautiful city.

Partnering with Coast Hotels & Resorts on this unique press trip was a natural thing to do,” said Janet Carson, Vice President, Marketing & Travel Services for B.C. Ferries. “In this modern digital era, embracing social media is vital as its clearly making a significant impact on the awareness of travel products globally and it strongly supports our traditional media efforts.”

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AHA MEDIA will be doing mobile media to  produce experience rich content that will help tell compelling stories about the traditional culture, sights and sounds of Old Victoria in transforming to “New Victoria for New Media”

AH A MEDIA is very excited to provide New and Social Media Animation to our beautiful B.C.’s Capital City  of Victoria through the active use of social marketing tools of  Twitter, Flickr, Youtube online!

Through our generation of new media photography, videography, live twitter updates done in a mobile, simulataneous fashion, AHA MEDIA aims to provide a “Live feel and experience” to our friends and followers of any event we partake in. We update quickly and often with a generous amount of photos, videos and tweets for all to see! :)

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 “New Victoria for New Media” Itinerary

Friday June 19, 2009
 
 8:30am sharp!: Meet at Coast Plaza Hotel & Suite (1763 Comox Street, Vancouver)
 
 11:00am: Board Coastal Celebration ferry. Buffet lunch will be included.

12:45pm arrival time: Ferry docks at Swartz Bay (Victoria). Welcome to Victoria!

1:30pm: Sea Cider Farm & Cider House for cider tasting and tour compliments of Sea Cider Farm & Cider House

4:00pm: Check-in at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina

5:00pm – 7:00pm: The 15th annual BC Wine and Oyster Fest
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Saturday June 20, 2009
 
  8:30am: Meet for group breakfast at Blue Crab Bar & Grill in hotel 

9:30am: Royal BC Museum
 

 11:30 am: Victoria Harbour Ferry tour and trip to Brew Pub
 

12:00pm: Lunch at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub compliments of Spinnakers and Tourism Victoria.
 

 1:30pm – Evening  Exploring Victoria great attractions!

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Sunday June 21, 2009

 9:15am: Meet in hotel lobby. Departure at 9:30 to Swartz Bay ferry terminal for 11:00am sailing.

1:30pm: Drop off at Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites to end the tour!

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AHA MEDIA wishes to thank our generous sponsors for this fantastic opportunity to experience “New Victoria for New Media”

 

Coast Hotels & Resorts
900-1090 W. Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7
Phone: 604-682-7982
Website:
www.coasthotels.com

Danny Dang
Electronic Distribution
Phone: 604-642-4119
Email:
d.dang@coasthotels.com

Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
146 Kingston Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1V4
Phone: 250-360-1211

Scott Quinney
General Manager
Email:
s.quinney@coasthotels.com

BC Ferries
1112 Fort Street
Victoria, BC Canada V8V 4V2
Website:
www.bcferries.com

Deborah Marshall
Director, Media Relations
Phone: 250-978-1267
Email:
deborah.marshall@bcferries.com

Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Toll Free: 1-888-447-7977
Email:
www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House
2487 Mt. St. Michael Rd.
Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7
Phone: 250-544-4824
Website:
www.seacider.ca

Spinnakers Brewpub and GuestHouses
308 Catherine Street
Victoria, BC V9A 3S8
Toll-Free: 877-838-2739
Website:
www.spinnakers.com

The Tartan Group
#301 – 210 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1
Phone: 604-682-8811
Website:
www.tartanpr.com

Andrea Wickham-Foxwell
Director, Travel & Tourism
Email:
andrea@tartangroup.ca

Lesley Bidlake
Travel Media Relations
Email:
lesley@tartangroup.ca

Tourism Victoria
4th Floor, 31 Bastion Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1J1
Phone: 250-414-6999
Website:
www.tourismvictoria.com

Holly Lenk
Travel Media Specialist
Phone: 250-414-6974
Email:
holly.lenk@tourismvictoria.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AHA MEDIA is pleased to introduce Rockin’ Randy, a Cree Native and Guitarist from Victoria, B.C.

April 22, 2009 Leave a comment

In this video, while visiting his uncle in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Rockin’ Randy, a Cree Native living in Victoria, B.C., talks about himself, his music and his life! Randy has a great welcoming personality and an engaging smile! :)  You can find out more about Rockin’ Randy on Facebook

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N77 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter

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