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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 meets Bradley Cooper, Winemaker from the Okanagan Valley, B.C.

April 30, 2009 1 comment

About Bradley Cooper

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Name: Bradley Cooper
Location: wine maker, British Columbia, Canada

I’m a professional winemaker from Canada’s famed Okanagan Valley. I make wine for Township 7 and operate my own consultation business. I use my expertise to assist new and established businesses in the production of world-class wines. My wife and I have started our own brand, Black Cloud wine. http://www.blackcloud.ca

Read more about Bradley Cooper at http://www.steepcreek.blogspot.com/

AHA MEDIA met Bradley Cooper at the Ovaltine Cafe, where we heard about his days as a winemaker in the Okanagan Valley, B.C. The most interesting thing was to learn how cellphones and  technology help to organize his very busy lifestyle :)

Bradley Cooper has his own wine brand  - a pinot noir called Black Cloud! http://www.blackcloud.ca .

You may also follow his new wine label Black Cloud on twitter – http://twitter.com/BlackCloudWine

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In this photo, Bradley Cooper chats with Lorraine Murphy of http://www.raincoastermedia.com about his new wine brand “Black Cloud” http://www.blackcloud.ca

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Congratulations to Bradley Cooper and his new wine brand Black Cloud :)

AHA MEDIA’s Media Coverage of the 1st Annual Wine and Jazz Festival of Vancouver at Capone’s Restaurant in Yaletown

April 16, 2009 2 comments

AHA MEDIA attended the 1st Annual Wine and Jazz Festival of Vancouver at Capone’s Restaurant in Yaletown.

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http://www.caponesrestaurant.net/2009/04/13/wine-and-jazz-festival/

While our focus is being hyper local citizen journalists from the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES ), we are learning to become social media event reporters for Vancouver’s technology, social media and twitter world.

 We were proud  and thankful to be invited by Graham Lloyd, Account Manager, 99.3 The FOX ! http://www.cfox.com :) and Daniela Vecchione, Marketing Manager of Capone’s Restaurant.

Below is a photo, Peter Davies, Reporter for AHA MEDIA and Lorraine Murphy of Raincoaster Media http://www.raincoastermedia.com at the opening of the festival.

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Capone’s welcomes us with  printed materials of the week  long  Wine and Jazz festival and upcoming events :)

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Here is a photo of Capone’s upon walking in. A lively vibrant place! :)

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Below is Raul Pacheco of http://www.hummingbird604.com   grins his very charming smile for AHA MEDIA, while Lorraine Murphy looks on and smiles :)

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Two of the Wine Merchants giving away wine tastings. Very Crowded around the wine tasting area! :)

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Below is a photo of John Chow of http://www.johnchow.com as he contemplates the “rose” wine  swirling in his glass :)

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 The 1st Annual Wine and Jazz Festival in Vancouver was completed by the  fantastic jazz played by Legendary Jazzman Wes Mackey !! :)  He will be having his new CD Launch party at Capone’s Restaurant soon! Stay Tuned! :)http://www.wesmackey.com

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Thanks to Capone’s Restaurant for putting on a fabulous event for us to enjoy! :)

http://www.caponesrestaurant.net

More photos on our Flickr Page :)http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157616797757099/

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