Hand-crafted Video

“People are very into small, hand-crafted. They’re used to seeing it in their neighbourhood.”

– Harley Smith, Longwood Brewery

It’s really satisfying working with people who love what they do. Thanks to Ginger and the Okanagan Fest of Ale team for inviting us to be part of the 2017 event.

The Okanagan Fest of Ale was established in 1996 making it one of the largest and longest running annual beer festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

Operating as a non-profit society, managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Okanagan Fest of Ale Society hosts an annual Consumer Craft Beer and Cider Tasting that functions to support and promote the growing world of quality craft brewery products, promote local tourism and support charitable organizations within the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen.

As of October 2016, $577,660 in net proceeds has been gifted back to qualifying registered charities.

From The Dark Water

We’re proud to share our new video featuring Dubh Glass Distillery in Oliver, BC. This project was a pleasure to work on. Not only did we get a behind the scenes look at what goes into making craft spirits, we also saw the passion Grant Stevely has for his art. Stevely is a student of the industry. He has travelled across Canada and the United States attending workshops on both distilling and distillery operations. As you’ll see in the video, Stevely loves to talk about whisky and complex quality spirits. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Nature Photography

Spotted one of the locals during a hike at Cathedral Provincial Park.

Hiker and Goat Meet near Giant Cleft

This is one of our favourite photos from the past few years. We came across an intrepid goat on the rocks at Giant Cleft, while hiking in Cathedral Provincial Park and Protected Area. The goat didn’t seem to mind having company. This photo was short-listed in the 2017 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Photo Competition. It will appear on the big screen throughout the 20th Anniversary VIMFF (Feb. 10-18), along with other short-listed and winning photographs.

2011 VIMFF Mountain Landscape Category - Second Prize

Nepal Winter Village – Mountain Landscape Category

Nepal Winter Village won second prize at the 14th Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Mountain Photography Competition. This photo was shot on a small Sony digital camera. The mountains look like a Hollywood backdrop. This tiny village is uninhabited most of the year. It is located just north of the Annapurna Circuit at an altitude of about 3720 m. We stopped here during a three week trek with Mick Bromley of Wilderness Trekking. During our adventure, we produced a four-part TV news series called Islanders in Nepal.

 

Social Media Workshop | BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

We’re hosting a social media workshop at the BC Farmers’ Markets Conference in March.

Visual Social Media: Creating Compelling Content

Visual Social Media

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Our hands-on workshop will focus on creating professional social media content that engages and informs your audience.

We’ll also show examples of social media content we’ve created for the Penticton Farmers’ Market.

Learn more about Erick & Erick 

Learn more about the workshop list

BCAFM Conference & AGM

HBC Heritage Trail Documentary

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We’re producing a short documentary about the Hudson’s Bay Heritage Trail. To fund this independent project, we’ve launched a GoFundMe Campaign. Check out the story in the Penticton Herald. By sharing this story, we hope to encourage others to help protect and preserve this historic trail. The film will be submitted to a number of film festivals and then shared via social media.

The HBC Trail was completed in 1849. Originally a First Nations route for hunting and trade, the HBC Trail played a key role in British Columbia’s early development. Since 2009, significant progress has been made in re-opening this historic fur trail over the Cascades. Hikers and horseback riders can now enjoy a continuous wilderness trail that spans 74-kms, between Hope and Tulameen.

Harley Hatfield and Victor Wilson travelled the HBC Heritage Trail in 1971. Both men were prominent Naramata residents and were well known throughout the Okanagan Valley. In the Okanagan Historical Society’s Report for 1972, Harley wrote about the trail, and Victor included his journal. Victor Wilson was filmmaker Sandy Wilson’s father. He owned Paradise Ranch at the end of Naramata Rd.

Erin Hiking Supplies

Erick HBC Trail 2016

ET2media is a communications company specializing in video production.

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We give small businesses an edge. We create professional and affordable videos that help you connect with your audience. We specialize in news-style, training and educational videos that accurately reflect your brand or event. We provide professional expertise on the concept, execution and distribution of your video. We also offer social media and branding support services.

“ET2media was a pleasure to work with, professional and expert in the development

of our outreach needs.”

-Bryn White, South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program Manager

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BC Hockey | Lessons From Behind The Glass

This is the first in a series of educational videos we’re working on with Groove-V Productions and BC Hockey. “Lessons From Behind The Glass” is a parent education series featuring author Allyson Tufts. The videos are designed to educate and inform parents about their actions and interactions during hockey games. The “Lessons From Behind The Glass” video series was inspired by the book written by Allyson Tufts. Video production took place in Abbotsford and Coquitlam. Post-production work was completed in Penticton.

http://lessonsfrombehindtheglass.com

Penticton Indian Band

Communications and Event Management

Photo and media release featured in the Penticton Herald.

Photo and media release featured in the Penticton Herald.

When we started ET2media in 2011, we decided to include communications and event management in our business plan. We’re glad we did. Working with the Penticton Farmers Market (PFM) has given us an opportunity to really enjoy the fruits of our labour. When the PFM was recognized as one of the best markets in BC, we immediately shared the story on social media. We followed that up with a media release and photo. The story was picked up by several media outlets and has helped us promote the upcoming market season. Sometimes it’s good to ‘toot your own horn.’

ET2media in the Community

Summerland Chamber of Commerce Business & Community Excellence Awards

Business & Community Excellence Awards

As a former broadcaster, Erick has emceed and moderated various events in BC and Ontario. Being on stage is something he still enjoys. Since 2013, he has emceed the Summerland Chamber Business & Community Excellence Awards. The event honours Summerland residents who are making a difference in the community. “Returning emcee was Erick Thompson of ET2media who kept the evening running smoothly with his quick humour and professionalism.”

Erin and Erick both volunteer with several groups and organizations in Summerland and Penticton including the Trout Creek Community Association, the Okanagan Similkameen Parks Society and Summerland Bike to Work Week.

On April 8 & 9th, Erick will be emceeing the 21st Annnual Okanagan Fest of Ale in Penticton.