Be a Movie Critic: PO Chamber Releases Video

The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce has produced a video about Port Orchard and vicinity that is now posted on its Web site. The video is part of the chamber’s three-pronged effort – with a branding initiative and an emerging shop local program – to more aggressively promote Port Orchard and vicinity.

“Ferries, Bridges and Boats: The Adventure Begins with the Journey” follows the adventures of visitors to Port Orchard who arrive by ferry, car (across the Tacoma Narrows) and even sea plane. How often does that happen? More often than you’d think, said chamber director Coreen Johnson.

The video link is also on the City of Port Orchard Web site.

The video was filmed and edited by Ron Finney of NorthWoods Productions, a Gig Harbor company. At 12 minutes (an abridged version is planned as well), it’s the “Gone with the Wind” of promotional videos, but it’s well-done and entertaining. Check out the cameo of city councilman Jerry Childs. Most of the video was shot at the height of summer, so it’s kind of like a wedding photo: Do we really look that good?

The historical scenes are shot in black and white (actually sepia) with a flickering effect like an old-time film, a bit overdone in my estimation. That’s my only critique.

For more information or to obtain a copy, call the chamber at (360) 876-3505.

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