Capture: Video Storytelling
Encompassing many styles, moods and messages, and accessible to every budget, video is the language of today.
David W. Smith
I live in Middlesex, Vermont. After a 20-year career as a journalist and marketing editor, I've turned my efforts to creating videos for branding, promotion, TV, social media, events, Kickstarter and anything else you can imagine. I am a prequalified vendor for the State of Vermont, and an experienced videographer, editor and writer.
with a background in journalism and marketing communications
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Something a little different for this project. Most videos I make are commercial projects with clients, estimates, feedback, deadlines, etc. This is a passion project I made for nothing over the last year. I will be making it available to watch March 16 right here on my website. Very excited! Stay tuned.
I don’t know whether it’s been COVID and all the changes that brought, or the rigors of simply trying to keep up with work and family, but I haven’t posted in a long time. Time to change that! Capture: Video Storytelling has definitely been pushed to the back burner, but I’ve made some great videos Read more about Dave’s blog: It’s been a while[…]
This week I traveled up to Derby Line to help out on a television shoot on the U.S. border with Canada. The story, a sort-of investigative piece about how consumer electronics are designed to be difficult (or impossible) to repair, had nothing to do with immigration or border policy. The producers – for the Canadian Read more about Dave’s blog: An unthreatening spot on the border[…]
In addition to my video business, I work at Town Hall in Middlesex, where I live. I’m assistant town clerk and collector of delinquent taxes. Although I’m at least a little bit reluctant to place myself in front of the camera, I decided to make this video as a response to the poisonous rhetoric that’s Read more about Dave’s blog: Mailing it in[…]
Anna Nasset is a client who educates law enforcement and the public about the crime of stalking. This was a fun, emotionally engaging shoot that required some creativity. I feel like I learned a lot. I’ll admit to knowing very little about stalking, so some of her statements and experiences really hit home. It’s clear Read more about Dave’s blog: Stand Up to Stalking[…]
Red Hen Baking Co. is a bakery and cafe located in the Camp Meade complex in Middlesex, just a quick jog from my house. A few weeks ago the bakery started selling wood-fired pizza on the green out back. You can place your order and watch staff members bake it. Customers can take their pizza Read more about Dave’s blog: Fired up[…]
Calling a cocktail “zen” may sound like a stretch, but making one certainly can be. The colors, the sounds and the anticipation all work together to create a reflective moment. It’s something that should be done with care and reverence. This idea came out of the Mad River Valley Moments of Zen, which is a Read more about Dave’s blog: Whiskey reverie[…]
I haven’t posted much since the Coronovirus social distancing period began. I don’t know if that’s because I don’t want to put out another this-is-what-my-life’s-like-under-pandemic story, or just general malaise and laziness. COVID-19 has had predictable impacts on my life. Work has almost disappeared. I’ve filed for unemployment — yet to receive any — and Read more about Dave’s blog: Healing nature[…]
We’re about one week into the COVID-19 isolation period, full swing, and it has impacted enough people’s lives that I can say it’s an event we will never forget. I’m at home with my family. We have a lot to be thankful for. My son is still receiving schooling, via email, virtual sharing and self Read more about Dave’s blog: Message to the self-employed out there[…]
I made this TV/web video for Rabble-Rouser in Montpelier, a cafe, performance space and maker of fine chocolate and granola. The interviews proved to be a bit of a challenge. Grace knew what she wanted to say, but I kept messing things up by asking questions. In the end, however, it all came together very Read more about Dave’s blog: Buy Bernie Bars[…]