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Video production company owner with ties to Osoyoos trying to get local wineries on board
An aspiring video producer from Vancouver recently spent three weeks in Osoyoos and Oliver hoping to get local wineries interested in making videos to promote and market their businesses.
Jamie Munro, who graduated with a degree in film studies, says she has contacted more than 30 wineries in Osoyoos and Oliver over the past few weeks and more than a dozen have agreed to meet with her to discuss her new company’s ability to produce short, but professional high-quality videos to promote and market their business.
Munro and her boyfriend are the co-owners of Whisper Media, a new video production company that is based out of Vancouver.
They are also the co-owners of a food and travel website called coupleofyuppies.com.
Munro has “a very strong connection to Osoyoos” as her parents have lived here for several years and she spent a couple of summers living and working here while attending university.
“When we started our video production company a few months ago, one of the first places I thought of was Osoyoos because of the time I spent there while attending school and the fact my parents live here,” she said. “Being a new video production company, I thought the idea of meeting with the various winery owners and pitching the idea of promotional videos would be a good one.”
While she hadn’t signed any contracts as of last week, Munro was pleased with the response to her idea with several winery owners in both Osoyoos and Oliver.
“I think I contacted every single one of them over the past couple of weeks and that was a chore as there are more than 30 wineries Osoyoos and Oliver,” she said. “I got a positive response from more than 10 of them and hope to follow up on those and hopefully end up with a few contracts to produce some promotional videos.”
Whisper Media specializes in short, but professional and impactful videos that keep costs down, while showcasing the strength of individual businesses, she said.
To shoot a quality three-minute video, it would take “six or seven hours of footage” over the course of one day and several hours in the editing suite, said Munro.
Her company has already produced promotional videos for several restaurants and bars in the Vancouver and some of those are showcased on the Whisper Media website, she said.
“There has been mixed response from the local wineries, which is expected as we’re a new company,” she said. “Some of the smaller wineries don’t have a lot of money to spend … some said get back to me once the summer is over.
“My goal was to get a few contracts with the wineries and I still think I can accomplish that.”
While she is concentrating on local wineries, Whisper Media has the ability to produce promotional videos for any business, she said.
“If any business owner is interested in producing a promotional video at a reasonable cost, they are more than welcome to contact me,” she said.
It has been fun spending some time with her parents while trying to line up business in this region, she said.
“The South Okanagan is just beautiful and I really enjoyed living here for a couple of summers,” she said. “The Okanagan Valley is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. It’s just stunning and it has been nice to get back here.”
Anyone wanting to get more information or to check out samples of Munro’s video production work, can visit the website at www.whispermedia.ca.