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I am JCVdude aka Joe Vass. As a Freelance Videographer, Producer & Photographer my passion & focus is travel and travel related videos; to show the incredible beauty of destinations in the hopes of intercepting and inspiring others to travel. I have chosen YouTube, as my delivery system as it is the World's 2nd Largest Search Engine, it accomodates HD & 3D video and in using it, we are viewed in over 200 Countries World Wide.

With my partner, Cindy Aspden, our JCVdude YouTube Channel is the 17th Most Viewed Channel All Time in Canada. With an average of 100,000 views per day to our broadcast channel, we continue to be featured by Mainstream Media: Google Canada in the London Free Press reported, "Another wildly successful Canadian YouTube star is JCVdude."

Our collections of videos include a wide variety of content as we explore our world and it’s beauty; incredible alpine resorts, beautiful Caribbean resorts, Jazz Festivals & interviews with the great Buddy Guy, Talent Contests, Tours, Nature, Cuisine, Sporting Events, Arts & Culture and more, including Charitable and Non-Profit Events. 

Our philosophy is 'YOLO' ~ You Only Live Once. Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us so live life to it's fullest and with passion. My goal has always been to travel and document through video, the world and it's wonders and beauty. I film and produce video to allow my viewers the feeling that they are 'there' - in the destination themselves and also to whet their appetite to go ~ to travel and see & experience for themselves. 

We love travel! We are passionate about travel and passionate about documenting our travel. Never without our cameras, our day starts before the sun rises and ends late into the night. This is our passion!! 'YOLO'!!

We welcome you to our Channel ~ http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

Specialties:

Freelance HD Videography, Editing & HD Video Production

Freelance Photography

YouTube & New Media Specialist: 
#17 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Canada 
#7 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Directors - Canada 
#12 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Partners - Canada

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sensorship on YouTube an Outrage!

I was so mad. I couldn't believe it! Joe and I travel . . . alot! We photograph and video everything. We don't leave our accomodation unless we have at least 2 cameras with us. We are passionate about recording everything we see and do. We want to be able to share our images with everyone who doesn't have the opportunity to travel. So that's the lead up.

While we were in Dominican Republic, we chatted with a tour guide in a little town called Las Galeras, Samana about things to do - cock fight came up. It's a D.R. custom. In fact, at one time companies had scheduled tours for Sunday cock fights . It is a huge cultural event . . . music - friends - eating - drinking. So we went and experienced it - photographed it - filmed it. It truly was an amazing cultural event. We uploaded our video to YouTube along with hundreds of other travel video clips from our trip. We'd had about 3000 people view it when without warning, YouTube pulled. We were emailed after it was due to 'community standards'. Needless to say, there are still many, many cock fight videos up and being viewed. In fact, we even have 2 that YouTube left. Go figure! What's that all about!!!! Sensorship by what standards! And, don't even get me started about some of the other so called 'content' that YouTube permits. YouTube bites!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37czBf-c7r0

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