Our Tectorian of the Week is local video producer and filmmaker Dave Wallace. Together with Justus Lowry and the team at Innovate Image Works, Dave creates videos that really resonate, capturing the essence of whatever his subject happens to be.
Most recently, Dave and Justus, together with spoken-word poet and Victoria city councilor Jeremy Loveday, have created a fantastic, moving video about Victoria.
Something About Victoria racked up 5,000 views overnight as soon as it was posted on Vimeo:
The VIATeC team used the video as part of a mission to show off Victoria this past week at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Dave and Justus’ job was to represent everything we all love about Victoria – the lifestyle, the weather, the live music, the beer, the coffee culture and much more. This video did all that and then some.
It’s inspiring to see how they took a few bullet points and crafted this emotional story with Jeremy Loveday while marrying his words with the ideal imagery.
– Dan Gunn
As proud West Coasters, Dave and Justus just get Victoria, and seem to be able to effortlessly translate everything that make our island home so special into a compelling video that captures the heart.
“I have worked with Dave on a number of projects that highlight Victoria, VIATeC and the tech scene,” says VIATeC CEO Dan Gunn. “For over a year, Dave, Justus and I have been meeting sporadically to develop the notion of a video love-letter to the city and I am blown away by their execution.They absorbed everything I, and many others have said, over a few coffees and produced the perfect outcome. It’s inspiring to see how they took a few bullet points and crafted this emotional story with Jeremy Loveday while marrying his words with the ideal imagery.
Just one of the many treasures on SomethingaboutVictoria.ca
Dave and Justus’ video is just one of the many treasures that can can be found on SomethingaboutVictoria.ca.
The new website provides a unique and striking update on Victoria’s image, promoting everything from the all of the jobs available here to everything Tectorians love to do in their downtime.
Whether it be attending music festivals to enjoying a beer (after grabbing a bite to eat) or exploring the outdoors, everything that makes Victoria so special to so many people is on this website, all with the aim of promoting our city to future Tectorians.
So please check out SomethingaboutVictoria.ca, and watch the video. And if you see Dave, Justus and Jeremy, let them know you saw it and how it affected you.