Why a video series?
Well, I have recently learned that I am not a video editor…more on that in a minute. About one month ago, I had this vision of going out into the region and interviewing small business owners. First and foremost, small businesses that we purchase and resell products from; next will be businesses that are great places for our guests to visit. This is all free for those businesses and they will not pay a single dime for this exposure.
Many of you may have heard my saying that “With regards to promotion and success, it is just not about
the Hotel Pattee, it is not just about Perry, but it is about the entire region.” With that said, there is so much to do in our region that many of our guests don’t know about all of them. SOOOOOO, I decided to start a small video series call “On the Road with Jay”.
My objective is to produce a 2-3 minute video showcasing each business. Some will include personal
interview with the owner(s), staff and so forth. Other details might include locations of the business,
the items they produce or services they provide, and hours of operation. So far, I have been out
interviewing and shooting video on 3 regional businesses.
What I have learned is shooting the video is the EASY and FUN Part. The editing of the video is where I
hit a wall. I worked on one for over 4 hours and I still didn’t like it. So what does any middle aged person do when struggling with technology? Ask my 17 year old daughter Desiree to help me. She is so resourceful that she referred me to a young man at Perry High School that a near expert at producing video. His name is Gage, and he has done a fantastic job. We agreed upon a price to produce each segment and he has not let me down.Our first video is on Angie's Tea Garden in Jefferson. (This video is longer than the future ones that will be produced.)
Next week will be Picket Fence Creamery. Please be on the lookout for the series. Is there an area business or attraction that you think I should showcase? I’d love to hear your feedback. Thank you!
Jay Hartz, owner.