Man, 2013 has been a blur. Great projects, new clients and getting totally booked for October after a very busy September. The week I took off in July seems like a dream. One of the really cool projects we were commissioned to create was a couple of videos for Hop Union out of Yakima. We were in the hop fields for the first few days of harvest. What an amazing agrarian culture, these younger farmers are not what you’d think. Masters degrees in Ag Business or microbiology and they’re running the family farms. Just so you know, Yakima produces 90 % of the nation’s hops, and 33% of the world’s hops. What’s driving the growth of hop production is the popularity of craft beer. They use at least 3-4 times the amount of hops as mass produced beer. You can see the final product here, on our YouTube channel.
Another project that we recently kicked off is for the Providence Hospital Cancer Partnership. It was originally slated to be wrapped by the end of August, but because of script approvals and the client’s maternity leave, it did not get going. The hitch was that the opening scene calls for people kayaking around Jetty Island. A little bit of a logistical challenge, but not too bad. The only thing is the pending arrival of fall weather. Well we were able to grab the scenes we needed and will complete the project in October when the weather has no effect on shooting indoors.
I hope you enjoy hearing about what we’re up to, we sure have fun working with all of our great clients and look forward to working with you again in the future.
Daniel A. Cardenas