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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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Friday, August 27, 2010

Cindy Films Macro With The Sony HDR XR550 1080i HD

Thanks Joe for the beautiful editing of my clips!!

I'm new to videography. I was the still photographer of JCVdude, but have been promoted to Video now. I'm using the HDR XR-500 and was experimenting with the macro setting. Totally impressed with what this camera can capture and I'm a beginner! 



JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(18th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Black-capped Chickadee [HD] - SONY HDR AX2000 Wow!

Joe is loving this new camera! 



JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(18th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Underwater of a Horse Swimming [HD]

I got to play with the new HDR-XR550 and the sport pack to try some underwater filming! Tooo fun!! 


JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(18th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Gas Prices Around the World: What It Costs to Fill Up


Here's what a gallon of gas goes for in the 33 cities around
the world that AIRINC surveyed:  (As of June 30, 2010)
USD Regular/Gal
Eritrea
Asmara,
$9.59
Norway
Oslo
$7.41
Denmark
Copenhagen
$6.89
Italy
Milan
$5.96
China
Hong Kong
$6.87
Germany
Berlin
$6.82
Monaco
Monte Carlo
$6.82
United Kingdom
London
$6.60
Italy
Rome
$6.44
France
Paris
$6.04
Brazil
Sao Paulo
$5.69
Korea
Seoul
$5.55
Japan
Tokyo
$5.40
Singapore
Singapore
  $4.81
Kenya
Nairobi
$4.31
India
Mumbai
$4.25
Chile
Santiago
$4.18
South Africa
Johannesburg
$4.05
Australia
Sydney
$3.84
China
Beijing
$3.71
Thailand
Bangkok
$3.64
Argentina
Buenos Aires
$3.58
Cuba
Havana
$3.64
Pakistan
Karachi
$3.02
United States of America
New York
$2.85
Russia 
Moscow
$2.80
Mexico
Mexico City
$2.45
Nigeria
Lagos
$1.62
United Arab Emirates
Dubai City
$1.57
Egypt
Cairo
$1.17
Kuwait 
Kuwait, City
85 cents
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
45 cents
Iran 
Tehran
32 cents
Venezuela 
Caracas
6 cents
 Canada  
Toronto
$3.81




















 If only Canada was an oil producing nation.....   

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

the beat - original track - mp3

  
Download now or listen on posterous
The beat.mp3 (6761 KB)


JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(18th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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Monday, August 9, 2010

MASON RACK BAND LIVE [HD] - SICK drum show from RAREARTH 2010!!!

Their show left the audience "gob smacked" and wanting more!! - watch for the drum show!!! It's crazy! 
Home is the Gold Coast Australia.



JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(18th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

bizarre but real video of a bee flying

My Sony HDR AX2000 is inspirational!!

I was walking up the road when I noticed these really crazy bees just hovering above the ground at different heights. I wondered if I could film them;

  • Would I be able to find them with the view finder?
  • Would they stay in one position long enough?
  • And will this camera capture the detail?

YES!     YES!     YES!

With the camera set to ‘smooth, slow record’ . . . . well you be the judge.

I love this camera!!! 


JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(18th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Using the Manual Settings on the Sony HDR AX2000

The auto settings on this camera are excellent, but using the manual settings: Fantastic!!! 

JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(18th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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Using the Sony HDR AX2000 in the field

We make our living by filming & editing video for our Channel on YouTube . . .

It’s been 5 days, and this camera is a lot more than a handycam! It’s amazing and I love it! I thought initially that I would only use it 80% of the time, but I already know that I will be using 100% of the time! In fact, I’d love to redo many of videos with it!!

Five days of discovery and learning Using the Sony HDR AX2000. Here are just a few of the great features so far:

  1. It’s instant on! The minute I press record, it's filming!
  2. Films to a Memory stick Pro-Duo. I have 2 memory sticks (32GB) and the capability of filming for up to 20 hours!
  3. The 20X power optical zoom – I’m right there in the action!! I have to redo the whales breaching and surfers in Puerto Vallarta!
  4. The camera has an amazing lens for close-ups!! The color, the detail, the clarity of the 72mm lens is unbelievable
  5. Smooth Slow recording is amazing! I use it a lot and now this camera records for 6 seconds! I was mesmerized watching my viewfinder while filming bees. I can’t wait to get the waves and surfers in Puerto Vallarta.

I wish I’d had this camera a couple years ago! WOW!! 


JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(18th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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