After taking almost 2 weeks off from doing anything video related, so we could work on and finish the new city website, we finished a new video on the CIP.
I have wanted to do a video on the CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) for years now. The wealth of projects, visuals and information in the CIP has always interested in me when it comes to a video project.
Basically the CIP is a plan of high value projects for the city, listing the scope of the project and how much the project would cost, but lacking a funding source to complete the project. So basically a wish list of items to help improve the lives of the citizens of San Angelo. Whether that be a sewer line or river improvements or renovating the pool or replacing equipment at SATV.
It really would easier to just show you the video, so here it is:
The nice thing about our office now is that we haven quite an archive of quality HD footage (taken over the past few years), so once a script was done I began compiling all of the footage needed to fill the script and after finding everything I needed I only needed to film a few new shots (Police Station, Fire Station, Coliseum roof, city hall auditorium). Everything we do is a team effort, and the script written by my Supervisor and co-worker Anthony Wilson, was great. Writing is something that I am not very good at, which I admit, and I am thankful to have a co-worker who is so talented when it comes to writing. Also as usual he serves as a producer, a second pair of eyes and ears, which is vital to any production. Something else that was very valuable, was the trust my colleagues in the Budget and Finance office put in us and allowing us to craft something useful for them.
Something I was very pleased with was the footage from the Feb. 18th City Council meeting. Filmed with the Canon 7D using the 70-200 L series lens, the video I was able to achieve with this was beautiful.
One of the eye openers for this project was the coliseum roof. Wow I had heard it needed full repair, but man was it in bad shape. And I’ll just leave it at that. The 50+ year old roof is about to get a full renovation and it is much needed!
I did all of the CG and info screens in Adobe After Effects CS5.5.
My next big goal (no time table) after completing the CIP would be to do a video on what the half-cent sales tax is and what the projects are, hopefully in the near future. But for now I am very pleased with how this turned out and hopefully it helps educate people on how valuable the CIP is for San Angelo.