Monday, January 26, 2009

The Blog Goes to the Movies!

Get ready for the blockbuster event of the season! 

We're working around the clock to put many of our videos up on YouTube so that we can show you all the amazing things we've been seeing around the North Sound recently.  We'll be posting some of them here as well, but links will be up so you won't miss a second of it!  Our photo library is in the works at the moment as well, so you can have a look at everything we've been working on lately.

Stay tuned! It's not to be missed!

The Sky's the Limit for VIP!

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's VIP!

On Saturday, Martin took to the sky with Jerome of Cayman Islands Helicopters to capture some aerial footage of Cayman Luxury Property Group's new development site on our world-famous Seven Mile Beach. Kansas based company, Real Media, will be integrating the footage into a web video simulation showing how the new Sea Breeze condominium development will look on completion. Potential clients and investors will be able to see the progress as it happens on Cayman Luxury Property Group's website.

We are very excited to be working with such prominent companies and cannot wait to see the finished product.
Of course, this isn't Martin's first tour of the island via helicopter. Last October, he was airborne, camera in hand, for Captain Marvin's Watersports. The footage shot was used in promotional videos that can be seen at trade shows around the Caribbean (as well as at our own Owen Roberts International Airport!).

Keep your eyes on the sky in the future because you never know when we'll be flying by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

VIP Brings Hollywood Technology to Cayman's Real Estate Industry

As part of his latest expansion, Martin Wilkinson at VIP Productions has brought a touch of Hollywood to Cayman’s real estate industry, offering innovative Steadicam film tours that promise to open up a new world of marketing possibilities for the island.

VIP Productions is currently the only specialized film production company in the Cayman Islands using Steadicam equipment, which is used prevalently in the Hollywood movie industry. This type of equipment uses “a hydraulically-balanced apparatus that harnesses a camera to an operator's body providing smooth tracking shots without using a track.”

In terms of the real estate industry, this filming technique will result in fluid cinematic walkthroughs of key properties, which will be available for viewing on a range of media – including widescreen playback, web publishing, and mobile technologies such as Blackberry and iPod.

Owner, Martin Wilkinson predicts that these virtual tours of Cayman’s property market will increase accessibility for potential buyers and create a wider appeal to an international audience, giving a boost to the island’s economy as property sales go up.

“Real estate marketing just went digitally mobile, and without any loss of quality – our compression techniques maintain superb visual quality while fitting into a palm-sized iPhone, iPod or Blackberry.”

- Article January 2009 by Lisa Evans
- Published in the Caymanian Compass on Tuesday 17th 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

VIP Celebrates the Holidays with Grace Christian Academy

     Even the rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the children, teachers and parents attending Grace Christian Academy's annual Christmas play. The first show of the season, put on by the students in grades one through six, was staged outdoors at the school and even when the skies opened up, the show went on. Umbrellas opened throughout the audience (our videographers were even forced to make use of them to shield the cameras from the down pour) but performers and spectators alike were not put off their Christmas spirit.

     The next week, the kindergarten class staged their version of the nativity story at the John Gray Memorial United Church in West Bay. Both performances were received enthusiastically by parents and teachers alike.

     VIP is very excited to be playing a more prominent role in our community - including working on school events like the plays
at Grace Christian Academy. We want to have a more central role in the promotion of local schools, teams and organizations and look forward to working on similar projects in the future.