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Hi, my girlfriend is contemplating the move to ST John with me but plans to come a few months later in Jan. 2012. She is an amateur videographer and is hoping to get more experience shooting and producing video while on St John. She is willing to volunteer as a free apprentice to any videographers on the island, but has had trouble finding any to contact. Does anyone know someone in this field? Perhaps in the wedding video field? Please let me know and thanks in advance for the replies!

Posted : September 23, 2011 11:44 am
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There are some production companies - TV 2 does a lot of video and the local news as well - some ad agencies do video ads - the Cable TV has at least 2 different dedicated channels that do video promotions 24 hrs a day - all the wedding coordinators offer some kind of video recording and some of the tour groups,sailing,diving,parasail, etc offer video- so I think she can find a way into the field once she is on island - if you are here ahead of her start asking about - the word of mouth opportunities are often a great 1st step on such a small island.

Posted : September 23, 2011 4:45 pm
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She should contact Steve Simonsen. Google him and contact through his website.

Posted : September 24, 2011 4:55 pm
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These guys are located in St.Thomas and seem to do great work.

Banana Tree Films

Posted : September 25, 2011 12:43 am
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Hmm, somebody has been running an ad in the Daily News lately. Video Kitchen, I think is the name (which I think is weird). Google for more info.

St John has a film festival every year, and many people involved in video/movie/documentaries are involved in that organization. You have to google again for contact info.

There's a non-profit organization that was teaching video to school kids, and I'm sure they'd love to have a volunteer if they're still offering the class. Google kwanzaa365 and see if there's any info on that site. I saw the program coordinator yesterday, but didn't take her current flyer to see what was offered. She also does the 4H program through the University of the Virgin Islands, so maybe you should google that, too.

Posted : September 25, 2011 11:41 am
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People tend to ignore email requests and are more apt to be responsive to those that are on island, as she may not be the only one with the same idea.

Posted : September 25, 2011 1:58 pm
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Ronnie's point is well taken -- I should have clarified, when I said "contact" I meant "give him a heads up now to see if he needs any help, and follow up when you are actually on island."

Lived here too long now, I'm starting to make islander assumptions that "everyone knows that." *-)

Posted : September 27, 2011 2:55 am
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There was an ad in today's Avis for gov procurement of video production services for tourism videos.

Posted : September 30, 2011 10:44 pm
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