Forgive me for breaking out of the travel mode for one second…
Hear ye. Hear ye. Announcing the Launch of LLmedia Video Consulting.
Breaking News – LLmedia is here. I am very excited to announce that I have launched my new business, LLmedia. I am now offering an eBook and a video consulting service to help those who really want to improve their video segments and bring them up to a more professional level. Nowadays, we all know anyone can pick up their iPhone or Flip camera and start shooting some shaky, poorly lit video of a guy skateboarding into a wall and upload it to YouTube and have it go viral.
But, if you have a small business, are an entrepreneur or a successful blogger, you know that video is key on the web and beyond. But not just video. GOOD video. You can no longer get by, by just throwing up some sub par, amateurish movie you shot. Now, you really want to do something with your video—whether it is sell advertising or inform others visually of a place or actually create your own travel show. Your video is a representation of you and your business, and like all your other content, you want it to shine.
I am thrilled to help you with that.
With my skill set from nearly two decades in broadcast television, producing and directing news and specials for NBC, ABC, and others (and yes, winning three Emmy awards), six years teaching TV production at Columbia College Chicago, and five years traveling, writing, and blogging, it is time to combine it all into one juggernaut – LLmedia. Woot.
Besides ‘where was your favorite place?’ and ‘who is Kevin Fitzpatrick?’, people often say to me, ‘Lisa (that’s me), you’re a TV producer. You could be shooting segments of all of your adventures. You could be producing an awesome travel show!’
And they are right. It probably could be awesome because I’ve had a career in professional broadcast journalism for nearly two decades now, since I was an intern at Late Night with David Letterman (that’s Late Night, the original—remember that?). As a producer in Chicago, I have gotten to experience so many amazing things — travel, food, and interesting people doing interesting things. That is the reason I did not want to do it here on this blog …because it was my ‘day job.’ I didn’t want my travels to feel like my j-o-b. I wanted to simplify my life with just my still camera and writing. I didn’t want to have to worry about a bigger video camera or audio equipment or lighting or a big, clunky tripod or having to spend nights inside, logging and editing hours and hours of footage. I didn’t want to spend my time setting up stories and interviews and hiding behind my ‘producer’ mask…even though often times that grants me access to people and things a ‘regular person’ or tourist just doesn’t get to experience.
Bridging My Worlds
About a year ago, I finally had a tiny sliver of an epiphany. Why couldn’t I bring both of my ‘professional’ worlds together? I am a journalist and TV producer by trade. I am now an experienced world traveler, speaker, photographer, published writer, and blogger. I have produced, written, and edited hours and hours of television shows and now I want to help you improve your video.
And that is why I am now starting my own video & media Consulting company aptly named LLmedia.
To see more of what it’s all about, you can find me there directly @ www.LLmedia.co (yes, that’s the new .co, not .com).
Check out my new site and let me know what you think. Even better, I’d truly appreciate you Facebooking, Stumbling, Tweeting, Schmeeting, Kerplunking, and other methods of sending this announcement out to the techno-masses. You can do that with the handy, sexy bookmarks below. Thanks!
Here is my new producer demo reel (if you can’t see this on email, make sure you click on the link to go directly to the video):