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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, December 29, 2010

Over 60 Million Views to our JCVdude YouTube Channel!!!

Over 60 Million Views!!! We are soo excited!!

#14 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Canada
#7 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Directors - Canada
#13 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Partners - Canada 

Thanks to all our friends and subscribers and viewers!! 
Joe and Cindy

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, December 28, 2010

Did you know - Cruise ships use Caribbean Sea as a solid waste dump??

Under the current Caribbean regulations, ships can begin dumping garbage, including metal, glass and paper, three miles (five kilometres) from shore as long as it is ground to less than an inch. Almost anything but plastic can be dumped beyond 25 miles (40 kilometres).

Miles from shore in the open Caribbean Sea, cruise ships are dumping ground-up glass, rags and cardboard packaging. But vessels in other waters such as the Baltic and North seas are prohibited from throwing any solid waste overboard other than food scraps.

The difference? 

Many countries with coastlines on the world's most fragile seas abide by a United Nations dumping ban that requires them to treat ship-generated garbage on land. Caribbean islands, however, have yet to adopt the ban, saying they simply don't have the capacity to treat ship garbage on shore. They also fear the ban could push ships to dock in less regulated ports of call.

The islands scattered across the Caribbean have struggled to establish a common policy because when it comes to the cruise industry, they see themselves as competitors. Cruise ship arrivals are major economic events, with passengers spending roughly $1.5 billion annually in Caribbean ports. Governments are wary of driving away ships that might find fewer requirements or lower fees elsewhere.

In one notorious example, Carnival Cruise Line withdrew from Grenada in 1999 amid a dispute over $1.50-a-head tax to pay for a new landfill. "Countries haven't forgotten that," said Christopher Corbin, a Jamaica-based officer with the United Nations Environmental Programme. " They are worried that they will get played off against each other."

Plastic bottles, all kinds of shoes and flip-flops litter the coast. We have seen this kind of litter throughout the Caribbean from Dominican Republic to Jamaica. My suspicion is that it comes from cruise ships, especially the footwear, accidentally lost overboard.  Plastic bottles and bags should be banned world wide.


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

Posted via email from JCVdude's posterous

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Howler Monkeys in Mexico!

Howler Monkeys are native to South and Central American Forests, with 9 recognized species. Like other animals, they are threated by human predation, habitat destructions and being captured for captivity. 

Howler Monkeys range in size from 56 to 92 cm, excluding their tail which can be equally as long. They typically live in groups of 10-15 animals having 1-3 adult males in the group. 

Howler Monkeys are considered to be the loudest land animal as a result of an enlarged hyoid bone (lingual bone) a horseshoe-shaped bone in their neck. The main vocals consist of loud, deep guttural growls or 'howls' which can be heard throughout the day. As Guinness Book of World Records notes, their vocalizations can be heard clearly for 3 miles (4.8 km). 

These Howlers were living in the trees in Playcar, Mexico - moving through the tree tops between the Sandos Resort to the Iberostar Tucan Quetsel Resort. They eat the leaves and the fruit. The resorts discourage human contact other that photographing and filming. However, there is one Resort Friend who has gained the trust of one of the males in this group. 



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