Finished Another Video Shoot for Melvin & Melvin!

Hi, everybody!  I recently finished editing a series of videos for a Matrimonial and Family Law lawyer at Melvin & Melvin named Joe Morawski.   The shoot went very well, and we got four good videos that Melvin will start using soon in social media.  Here’s a link to one of the videos:

I am very grateful to Melvin & Melvin for the opportunity to continue to shoot videos for the firm.  I also appreciate how much I’m learning about how to handle video subjects to get them to relax, to get them to project and emote, and not make them too nervous while you are filming.  Practice makes perfect!

Melvin & Melvin – Tom Babcock, Estate Planning Lawyer

I got the opportunity to shoot some more commercials for my client, Melvin & Melvin. This time, I got to film Tom Babcock.

He was very lively and had a great sense of humor. His voice also sounded very trustworthy while I was filming him. I had a wonderful time  and I have another project for Melvin in the works.

Here’s one of the videos from Tom’s recent shoot.

Ladies Night at The Palace Theater 2017

Back in November, I filmed a benefit concert for Vera House, a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence here in Central New York. The concert was promoted by Red Shoes Black Bag Productions and my friend, Joanna Jewett.

I’m really proud to have helped this great cause, show off the talents of these amazing women and to have had the opportunity to share their concert with you.

Be sure to check out their website, http://www.redshoesblackbag.com/

 

Just set up my LinkedIn Profile

I am an avid user of social media, and have over 1500 followers on my YouTube personal page.  I am also active on Twitter and Facebook for my business, JVR Productions.  So I figured it was about time that I set up a page on LinkedIn, too.   Here’s the link:

Jordan Van Ryn – Linked In profile

So please by stop and check out my experience.  If I have worked with you before, I would be very grateful if you would provide me with a review of how I did working for you.

Thanks very much, and I want to let you know that I am now looking for an entry-level position doing video production and social media communications beginning in January.  Thank you in advance for any leads or referrals!

Sincerely,

Jordan

 

 

Arc of Onondaga Dunkin Run

Hi, folks!  I just finished up my latest video for Arc of Onondaga.

We filmed the recent event sponsored by Dunkin Donuts. Over 2,000 people attended, with nearly 1,000 people running to help raise money for programs to assist disabled people in our community. The highlight of the event was the partner runs, where runners pushed disabled people in 3 wheeled strollers to make them part of the race.

Two local radio personalities, Amy Robbins of 93Q and Dave Frisina of 105 FM – The Rebel, both provided their talents in doing the voice over for the video.  My boss Joanna Jewett will be using it as a fundraising tool for this wonderful organization.  Please check out the video, linked below, and make a donation to Arc of Onondaga.  Thank you!

 

Lemonade from Lemons!

So, I was working on a new project, and I discovered to my horror afterwards that my fancy boom microphone had failed on a recent shoot!  OMG, I was devastated, on the verge of tears.  There was no audio of four hours of footage!

Then, I talked to my client and a friend who helps me on my projects, and I realized, “Hey, I can do this with a voice over.”  My client said they’ve never had anyone shoot this event before, and listening to people talk can be pretty boring anyway.

So I’m going to work up a script and cut it shorter than I originally intended.  And now I found out that my client is approaching a couple local radio personalities who were at the event to lend a hand with the voice over!

And so suddenly, there’s lemonade!

(And, no, Beyonce, we weren’t talking about you ….)  LOL

It’s all about learning from your mistakes.  So next time, I will be sure to check the battery in my boom mic, and check the indicator light on the top to make sure that it’s working properly.  Lesson learned.  On to the next one!

Started My New Internship Today!

Today is my first day working at Arc of Onondaga, a wonderful not-for-profit organization that provides all sorts of programs and assistance to disabled people in Central New York.  I will be working for Joanna Jewett in the Public Relations Department, working on videos to promote their good work.  Here is a link to their web site:  https://www.arcon.org/

Also, to my entrepreneur friends:  I will still be working to help start-up businesses get off the ground and get recognition and visibility for their work.  I have shot four episodes of my new series of commercials for start-ups called “One Minute Start-Up”.   Here is a sample for you to check out.   This is Luka Negoita telling you about his company, HabitU.

In September, I will begin working Wednesdays at Syracuse Co-Works, located on Jefferson Street in Downtown Syracuse, about a block from the Tech Garden.  Once we get into September, feel free to stop by to chat about your business, and let me know if there is anything I can do to help tell your story.

http://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2015/03/syracuse_coworks_open_new_location.html

 

New Video Series “One Minute Start-Up” to Debut This Week!

Hi, guys! I am going to be introducing a new series of videos this week for the Blackstone Launchpad clients called “One Minute Start-Up”.  This is going to be a series of short introductory videos where entrepreneurs give you their best “elevator pitch” of their new business idea.  Keep your eyes on this space!