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[Gear In Review Podcast] GIR5 – Handheld Cameras

Welcome to Gear In Review. Learn more about how we’ll be bringing reviews, recommendations and insights around the many gadgets, gizmos, and widgets used everyday to capture and tell stories inside hospitals.

In the last episode we explored handheld gimbals; in this episode we are reviewing small handheld cameras including two point and shoot cameras from Canon and a Sony mirrorless camera. We will review the form factor, size, image quality, and versatility for the content creators. We will talk features, functionality, and how much they cost.

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[Intersection Podcast] Episode 002 – Listening is Leading

Representative Gary Clary HeadshotRep. Gary Clary was first elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives House District 3 seat in 2014. After practicing law in the private sector for 17 years Rep. Clary was elected as a Circuit Judge by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1992 and re-elected in 1997. He retired in September 2002 and re-entered the private sector to work as Assistant General Counsel of Extended Stay America, a Fortune 500 hotel company.

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[Gear In Review Podcast] GIR4 – Handheld Gimbals

Welcome to Gear In Review. Learn more about how we’ll be bringing reviews, recommendations and insights around the many gadgets, gizmos, and widgets used everyday to capture and tell stories inside hospitals.

In the last couple of episodes we explored bags and how to carry essential gear. In this episode we talk in more detail about one of the items that we carry and feel you could really benefit from using. It’s the handheld gimbal. We’ll answer questions such as… What is a gimbal? Why would I want one? What features should I look for and how much do they cost?

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[Gear In Review Podcast] GIR3 – Pro Bags

Welcome to Gear In Review. Learn more about how we’ll be bringing reviews, recommendations and insights around the many gadgets, gizmos, and widgets used everyday to capture and tell stories inside hospitals.

In the previous episode, we talked about what everyday bags we use to carry our laptops, iPads, and even the gadgets we use everyday. Now it’s time to talk about the professional camera bags Bobby uses to carry all his team’s video and photography gear. We’ll cover everything from day-to-day professional, sling bags, and the big bags pros use to travel both domestic and international. We’ll talk you through what works for us and what might work for you. We hope you enjoy!

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[Gear In Review Podcast] GIR2 – Bags

Welcome to Gear In Review. Learn more about how we’ll be bringing reviews, recommendations and insights around the many gadgets, gizmos, and widgets used everyday to capture and tell stories inside hospitals.

In the previous episode, we talked about what’s in the digital content communicator’s tool bag. Now it’s time to talk about the bags themselves. We’ll cover everything from day-to-day laptop bags, to pro size bags to bags that fit inside bags. We’ll talk you through what works for us and what might work for you. Bottomline, Reed and Bobby talk through some the bags they use and even how they have more bags than their wives. We hope you enjoy!

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I will always be a journalist, a member of the press!

I will always be a journalist, a member of the press; even though my last official assignment was in 2007.

I served three great companies Spartan Communications, Meredith Corporation, and Belo Corporation. Inside these organizations I have served WSPA-TV, WYCW-TV, KPHO-TV, WCNC-TV and the numerous other properties associated with their parent organizations including WVEC-TV, KHOU-TV, WFAA-TV, WGCL-TV, and The Dallas Morning News.

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[Gear In Review Podcast] GIR1 – What’s in your tool bag?

Welcome to Gear In Review. Learn more about how we’ll be bringing reviews, recommendations and insights around the many gadgets, gizmos, and widgets used everyday to capture and tell stories inside hospitals.

One of the most common questions asked when we arrive at a client location for a video shoot or interview is, “what do you carry in your bag?”. In this episode we’ll explore what those must carry digital tools are.

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I have walked across the border so many times. #immigration

This is the border wall in Nogales, Arizona where immigration is a central theme.

I have walked across the border, the Mexican/USA border so many times…I have lost count. Immigration is very personal to me. I have been called to bring my camera to remote areas outside of Nogales, Arizona…to have my camera ready as Border Patrol open the back of the Ryder trucks; to capture the scared faces of young children and families whose long ride has stopped for us to share with the world.

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No such thing as work/life balance. #twinslife

It has been almost a year and this is the first time in one year that I had the energy to sit-up after putting the twins to bed, watch a game and get a little work done. George and Henry turn one on June 10th…yes! OMG!

For the past year, I have been exhausted…extremely tired. This post-40 life has not only kicked my butt, but having twins has flipped everything upside down. Research shows that men take a huge dip after 40 and is more apparent around 44. No energy, mood swings, lack of drive, and just finding the energy to make it past 8pm is excruciating!

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Is Greenville Growing To Fast? Is Anderson Too Scared To Follow?

If you look around, Greenville is growing, the Upstate of SC is growing…and growing fast…with tremendous economic development.

With this growth comes the concern, how to fill jobs to meet the demand. Employers can’t find enough employees with a 3.5% unemployment rate and about 10,000 job openings in Greenville County.

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16 reasons you know your mom is a nurse! #NursesWeek

In honor of Nurses Week, I thought I would share a list…you know your mom is a nurse when:

1) Your birthday presents are wrapped with surgical tape.
2) You have not gone to your PCP in over two years.
3) You have slept in a hospital bed as a child.
4) You open the refrigerator and their is always a stock of flu shots.

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Happy Nurses Week: Building A Stronger Nursing Workforce for Tomorrow – Today. #NursesWeek

For over a year, I have been working on a project that has truly challenged and stretched my capabilities in new and exciting ways. I was part of a creative team who partnered with South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) to launch a national brand…and it was a lot of fun.

The for-profit arm of South Carolina Hospital Association previously known as Healthcare Staffing Services (HSS) was rebranded as Qualivis. This rebrand was necessary to further align the goals of HSS positioning the new Qualivis as a national provider of healthcare workforce solutions.

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The Color of Us: Intersection of Content Storytelling, Diversity, Inclusion, and Heath Equity

We have been there before, in a meeting preparing to create a great healthcare communication campaign. We write the strategy and determine the tactics including many visual elements: video, imagery, social media posts, digital billboards. etc. It is time to schedule the video and photo shoots requiring the need to hire and recruit individuals to be featured in the photo and video deliverables.

You can feel it coming, and you have this undercurrent of worry. The photo and video sessions go really well, capturing lots of great content for the campaign. Then the bomb drops, you are reviewing all the great content and a voice in the room silences everyone, “you did not capture enough people of color.”

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Facebook Community Standards, Health Equity, and SDoH

Facebook just release their new Community Standards outlined here in this link. This is most likely a response to Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Hearings early April 2018. One thing that I took away from these proceedings, a critique on the necessity for users to have easy access to their Privacy Settings and also making Facebook’s Terms of Service (ToS) more consumer friendly.

During these proceedings, I called my partner Reed Smith and predicted that Facebook would take their Terms of Service (ToS), rewrite, and make it more consumer facing. Healthcare organizations should be on notice, this is a huge opportunity for growth across the healthcare industry.

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