I began working for Blue Ridge HealthCare, an affiliate of Carolinas HealthCare System, back in January 2002. At that time I had been editing video with Adobe Premier for about five years, producing travel-related videos for Christian Tours Company in Newton, North Carolina. In early 2002, the pre-YouTube days, there really wasn’t a convenient and viable way to post high quality video to the web. But right off the bat I started working on projects to inform and educate the public about services, medical procedures, and health tips that would improve the well-being of the people we serve. Delivering those videos on the web at the time was a painstaking process of trial and error, experimenting with various formats and levels of compression. I did the best I could. Now it’s a new story, and healthcare related videos are flying across the web at a blinding pace.
I’ve learned to interview physicians and patients (very different skills). I’ve had to learn to shoot surgical procedures in an operating room while trying my best to just stay out of the way. I’ve learned to shoot in environments that are broadly divergent – wellness centers, rehab centers, long-term care facilities, mental health wards, physician practices, boardrooms, educational gatherings, galas, CT scanning rooms, retirement communities… The list goes on and on.
The playlist below shows just a few samples of video projects that I’ve tackled over the years. Some of it’s good, some of it’s not so good – but it’s always what the physicians and administration have wanted. Healthcare video is challenging. You have to learn to work with a lot of different personalities and egos – but it’s also a lot of fun.
Note: Roll you mouse over the video above and on the lower left you’ll find a “next” button (looks like this: >| ). Press it to advance to the next video in the playlist.