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Upcoming: ShinShawk

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Upcoming: ShinShawk

I talk a lot about stupid videos I want to make on my own.

I get so caught up on doing client work. Paid work. And I push my own ideas/projects to the side, thinking that one day I'll get my own stuff done.

That 'one day' never comes.

Until now.

In January I started meeting with a personal coach (a separate post about that is on it's way) and laid out my professional and personal goals for 2014. I've been working towards all of them, but the personal ones have really started to take shape.

In April I'll be launching two personal projects, the first of those upcoming projects is one I have decided to call ShinShawk. 

Why ShinShawk?
Good question. I wanted to have a name for my videos to fall under, that had the name 'Hawk' in it. Select nicknames that friends have given me didn't seem to fit too well... HawkBalls, among others, just don't seem to work for what I'm doing with these new videos. I came across the bird, the shin hawk or sharp-shinned hawk, and turned into something for my own use: ShinShawk. I conveniently took a shot block at hockey a few weeks later (see pic).

These videos are going to be various characters myself and friends have created, GoPro videos and other crazy ideas I have been sitting on for two long.

So get ready, ShinShawk is coming soon!

Cheers,
Matthew A. Hawkins

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Feature Ad Spots in Canadian Movie Theatres

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Feature Ad Spots in Canadian Movie Theatres

In December I pitched a great idea to an amazing client.

I basically asked if they would like to be the last thing a movie theatre audience gets to see right before the movie starts. Their ad would be short, have a movie studio feel to it, great voice over and would play immediately after the previews and right before the feature film.

Regency Chrysler in Quesnel ran this following ad for 3 weeks, on two screens of the Carib Theatres.

I can offer this in any theatre I work with. I love it and know it's effective marketing.

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Small Town Love: Video Booth

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Small Town Love: Video Booth

Being able to work in small towns and communities across BC and Alberta, I have the privilege of meeting some amazing people that I don't think I would have met otherwise. For instance, Amy Quarry of Quesnel, BC. Never have I met someone with such passion and drive to get locally owned business up and going. This woman is amazing and when she asked me to help do a photo/video booth for her launch part of her latest Small Town Love: Quesnel book, I had to say a resounding yes!

Be sure to check out what Amy is doing with Small Town Love here.

Here's some crazy STL Supporters having a good time:

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FRTV: Okuma Reel & Rod Review

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FRTV: Okuma Reel & Rod Review

It was a pleasure helping with this most recent review from Fishing Reviews TV for the Okuma Rod and Reel package they were sent. 

 Jack Yoo with a massive Chinook Salmon Chilliwack River

Jack Yoo with a massive Chinook Salmon
Chilliwack River

For this shoot we packed fishing and filming gear right down into a remote spot of the Chilliwack River Valley. I absolutely love bridging the gap between two of my passions, filming and fishing. 

Fishing with Jack Yoo is an absolute pleasure and total learning experience. This guy tags into fish consistently and efficiently. You just have to see for yourself when he hooks into and lands, not just one, but two massive Chinook Salmon.

Enjoy.
(PS - I took my first shot at doing a product review voice over on this one, so be nice ;)

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