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LiquidFluoride
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September 21, 2015 6:47 pm  

It was a great opportunity to work with Kinga Phillps & her crew; this video is a pretty fair representation of the island & should help tourism if nothing else!

http://www.travelchannel.com/destinations/virgin-islands-us/st-croix/video/real-st-croix

We started a you tube channel based on our experience with Kinga & will be adding more positive video content from st croix based on our rescue efforts
https://www.youtube.com/CruzanCowgirls


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terry
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September 21, 2015 11:34 pm  

when will it air?


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xenna
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September 22, 2015 1:47 pm  

It was a great opportunity to work with Kinga Phillps & her crew; this video is a pretty fair representation of the island & should help tourism if nothing else!

http://www.travelchannel.com/destinations/virgin-islands-us/st-croix/video/real-st-croix

We started a you tube channel based on our experience with Kinga & will be adding more positive video content from st croix based on our rescue efforts
https://www.youtube.com/CruzanCowgirls

I watched this last night by clicking on the link for the travel channel that was provided. It was a great video. Are any of the people that were sitting at the table on the video members of this forum?

@LiquidFluoride are you one of these people? LOL. I see that you are involved with many things there on St. Croix so just wondering if you were in the video, doing filming with the company that filmed, etc?

I loved the coral conservation portion of the video. I saw the coral nursery when we were there and I inquired how to get a certification in coral conservation. I love anything to do with Marine Biology and Diving.


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LiquidFluoride
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September 22, 2015 5:41 pm  

The link provided gives access to the internet length version of the show, the longer tv version was picked up and im not sure in the air date.

I'll see if I can get that info.

As far as my involvement:
My wife and I run Cruzan Cowgirls horse rescue, my wife (Jennifer) was the woman with the horses in the video.

We are six degrees of separation connected to Kinga and her crew, but other wise just lucky to be featured in this piece.

My laptop crashed, otherwise I would have made a video by now explaining all that Cruzan Cowgirls does, maybe next week 😉


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September 23, 2015 3:42 pm  

Great job Jen looks great! That video is awesome - really touches base on the importance of our reefs too.


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September 24, 2015 12:26 am  

I will definitely be looking for that follow up video. That is wonderful how you and your family are involved with the horses. I have a good friend that works with a equine rescue place. Our state Dept of Ag has a very good equine program and the shelter/rehabilitation place they have here in our area is wonderful. My friend is very passionate about horses. There are some that I have seen come into the facility that I thought would never make it but did. She works very hard at what she does. I am going to show her your website.


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September 24, 2015 2:27 pm  

I thought it was against the law to ride horses on the beaches of ST Croix due to turtle nesting protection. Do you have special permission or permits to ride on the beaches?


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September 24, 2015 3:40 pm  

As far as my involvement:
My wife and I run Cruzan Cowgirls horse rescue, my wife (Jennifer) was the woman with the horses in the video.

Hey, I see my beloved horse Yoshi in the video! I loved riding in the sea. Say 'ello to Jennifer from me.


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LiquidFluoride
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September 25, 2015 9:21 pm  

I thought it was against the law to ride horses on the beaches of ST Croix due to turtle nesting protection. Do you have special permission or permits to ride on the beaches?

yes and no.

we ride the horses in the waterline and only cross the sand in two places, we took the suggestions of DPNR officials and surveyed the beach for months (we were there anyway, the west beaches are amazing) watching for turtle nests and observing tourist foot traffic.

its definitely our goal to leave as little impact as possible and we include education of that subject in our rides along with historical and "other" information.


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September 25, 2015 9:34 pm  

(tu)(tu)(tu) plus!


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LiquidFluoride
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September 29, 2015 2:40 am  

I will definitely be looking for that follow up video.

I am trying to do this, but I'm so new I had drastically underestimated how long it takes me to edit a video together... haha

This video took me around 5 hours of editing, and that was with a clear and easy topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xDR1IQ29ig It's less than 3 min long.

Haha,

I'm currently installing 30 solar panels on my house with a lot of help from the great people on St Croix (mostly volunteer (my kids) or "in trade" workers, super cool) but I don't anticipate that project taking more than a week.

I'm thinking of doing a video on that too, haha.

Hey, I see my beloved horse Yoshi in the video! I loved riding in the sea. Say 'ello to Jennifer from me.

Yes it was!

Good to hear from you again, I hope your wandering is going successfully (or has gone).

Jen says hi!


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xenna
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September 30, 2015 10:44 pm  

I will definitely be looking for that follow up video.

I am trying to do this, but I'm so new I had drastically underestimated how long it takes me to edit a video together... haha

This video took me around 5 hours of editing, and that was with a clear and easy topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xDR1IQ29ig It's less than 3 min long.

Haha,

I'm currently installing 30 solar panels on my house with a lot of help from the great people on St Croix (mostly volunteer (my kids) or "in trade" workers, super cool) but I don't anticipate that project taking more than a week.

I'm thinking of doing a video on that too, haha.

I just watched the video. That was great. Are you using a GoPro? I completely understand the whole editing video thing. I do a lot of videography on the side so therefore I do a lot of video editing. It is very time consuming. It usually takes me 30 minutes to 1 hr to edit a 1 minute segment. I have to get it just right and I want to make my viewers feel like they are right there. If you find that you really like doing video and editing just stay with it. Learning your editing software backwards and forwards makes it easier. Sometimes I will spend several hours on a couple of minutes worth then take a break for a while then come back and watch it and then find that I hate it or think it looks terrible and I will erase it. LOL. I use Final Cut Pro and Sony Vegas Pro 13. I really lean toward Sony. I just like it better but others like Final Cut better.

As far as the solar panels, my husband is a licensed electrician and is about to start a certification program to be certified in installing solar systems. We hope to get one started on our house next fall. If we were there already we could help out with your solar and video editing. LOL. I could talk all day about videos but I will stop right there. Maybe we can fit a riding session in when we come down there in May. We will be staying for 2 weeks. I would love to see a video on your solar installation. Solar power fascinates me.


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LiquidFluoride
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October 1, 2015 1:38 am  

I just watched the video. That was great. Are you using a GoPro? I completely understand the whole editing video thing. I do a lot of videography on the side so therefore I do a lot of video editing. It is very time consuming. It usually takes me 30 minutes to 1 hr to edit a 1 minute segment. I have to get it just right and I want to make my viewers feel like they are right there. If you find that you really like doing video and editing just stay with it..... I use Final Cut Pro and Sony Vegas Pro 13. I really lean toward Sony. I just like it better but others like Final Cut better.
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That was a mix of Gopro and my phone camera (which is TERRIBLE in low light, haha) I've started a youtube channel on what we do at the rescue and am just experimenting with "free" options (aka, stuff I already have.. haha) to feel it out.

I used to make videos of my "car stuff" when it was a hobby and enjoyed it, I'm using a camera on my phone while walking mostly with a cane and Adobe Premier CC; so that all adds up to some very shaky video and interesting edits as I learn the software, but while I can't walk much I think it's a good use of my time... haha

I would love to see a video on your solar installation. Solar power fascinates me.

Well Lucky me I shattered my Knee in June (4 months ago) so the project will proceed at a very, uhh.... "film-able" pace, heh.

We have already started inspecting, repairing, and sealing the sections of the roof that will have panels on them.

https://twitter.com/CruzanCowgirls/status/648673653740208128

I hope to have the panels on by this weekend, but that's dependent on who can help me out.


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