Thursday, August 27, 2015
From old Eight Mile to Bayside Street, cruise fans packed Harper to see the classic cars, custom vehicles and the latest in models from domestic and international manufacturers. Some started arriving as early as 6 a.m. to get the perfect spot, meet with fellow car owners and take in the sites and sounds of the annual event.
New this year was a Mustang Meetup hosted by Roy O'Brien Ford - as part of the 50th anniversary of the pony car - where owners showed off different models of the sports car.
Other businesses along Harper also joined in the festivities by hosting parties with live bands, car clubs and events for car lovers of all ages.
While the high-octane event celebrated cars, there was also a greater purpose. Proceeds from the cruise benefit local charities including: Tree of Hope Foundation, CARE of Southeastern Michigan, Macomb Chamber Music Society, Wigs 4 Kids, St. Clair Shores Cultural Committee, Lakeshore Family YMCA and the Shorewood Kiwanis.
This is the latest in my series of #SelfieStickDiary posts from the community. Have a suggested topic for my next video? Send me an email!
Friday, August 21, 2015
During the past year when I was out on stories I often had a selfie stick to help balance my camera, get better photo angles and film stand-up shots on location.
My former colleague Jeff Gilbert introduced me to this technique of shooting video which he utilized for his Car Chronicles stories. I quickly embraced this method of filming video and also became a one-man crew when covering stories.
Public relations professionals, those I interviewed and even those who I didn't interview started calling me the "selfie stick guy."
(Scroll through this story list to see some examples of my videos)
As I continue to my search for my next professional opportunity, I've found there are a number of great visual stories here in St. Clair Shores and other Eastside communities.
In between filling out applications, interviews and networking, I'm going to take my iPhone and selfie stick around town to capture some of the events happening around town, positive changes in the community and unique landmarks. I'm going to call these videos my #SelfieStickDiary
Let me know what you think of my videos. Is there an upcoming event which may make a good video, let me know! I enjoy telling stories and showcasing my community.
Here is a link to my first official #SelfieStickDiary from the Assumption GreekFest. The annual event started Friday and runs through Sunday.