Aerial Video Showcase: Winter Walk of Lights 2014

In a remarkable project borne from passion, beauty, and awe, DCOnlineVideo produced this aerial video showcase of the Winter Walk of Lights 2014.  Commissioned by NOVA Parks, the video presented the 3rd season of the holiday light show at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.  The Winter Walk enjoyed record attendance during the 2014 season, due to savvy marketing by NOVA Parks’ Brian Bauer who syndicated the video on the event website, Facebook page, and at a partner website,  Total video views skyrockets to more than 165,000, with NOVA Parks staff members crediting the video for a large portion of the visits.


The video shows the power of unscripted video, as Park Manager Keith Tomlinson, spoke with passion about the legacy of the gardens and the emotions visitors experience when walking through the show.

  • The video serves two key objectives:  To showcase the majesty of the exhibit and to encourage visitors to return to the Gardens in springtime.
  • The project audio track was pulled from an unscripted interview with the park manager, then edited to present the full story about the light show and how it overlays into Meadowlark Garden’s mission.
  • The primary sponsor, Dominion, is not mentioned by name, but instead given a visual credit in the opening.

NOVA Parks Presents: 2014 Winter Walk Lights from Steve Jarriel on Vimeo.

Final Cut: Aerials of Leesburg, VA Estate Home

The final cut of  aerial videography of an estate home in Leesburg, VA is now complete.  The listing agency and Realtor for the property engaged DCOnlineVideo after being tasked with coming up with new, highly creative ways to market it.

The video is being published at online websites focused on realty listings, and incorporated into email marketing campaigns targeting local buyers. The video’s intent is to attract – and engage – prospective buyers and prompt requests to see the property in-person.

Credits include: producer, strategy consultant, aerial videographer, writer, and editor.

17814 Running Colt Place, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA from Steve Jarriel on Vimeo.

Promotional Video: Delaware National Seashore

It’s especially gratifying to collaborate with smart, creative, talented people in the video production community. For the video below, DCOnlineVideo provided aerial videography support for Tyler Vallient, a Director of Photography in Millsboro, DE, who is producing a marketing and promotional video for a local realty agency.  The strategy of the production is to use video to showcase the “good life” offered by the Delaware National Seashore and the surrounding area − and generate brand awareness by sharing the video on social media platforms, email campaigns, and partner websites.

(Video below is preview only, not final cut. Credits: All aerial piloting & videography, on-location creative direction, strategic consulting).

Aerial Videography: Delaware National Seashore from Steve Jarriel on Vimeo.

VIdeo of The Day: Aerials of Selby Bay, near Annapolis, MD

Very proud to present this video which was produced on Father’s Day off the South River near Annapolis, MD.  Credits include producer, videographer, and editor.  As my experience with aerial photography grows, I’m fast learning the importance of advanced planning, checklists and adaptation to weather-related production challenges.

The blue hues of dusk lighting are especially vivid in this video. Also pay attention to the fight paths, height of camera, position of sun and length of shot, which were all considered before I piloted the DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.

Nature’s Best Photography: Smithsonian Exhibit Video

DCOnlineVideo provided substantial creative and production input on the video below which ran at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, as a multimedia presentation for the Windland Smith Rice International Awards Awards exhibit. (See production credits below video player).

Executive produced by Nature’s Best Photography, the video introduced visitors to the competition, revealed the hidden artistry of nature photography, and most importantly, promoted the exhibit’s and museum’s shared mission of creating appreciation for the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

Production credits for Steve Jarriel: Creative development,  interviewing, script writing, and post-production supervision.

The VALPO Services Difference (video)

DCOnlineVideo produced and published the video below on behalf of Valpo Services, a small business that provides heating & air conditioning services and repair in the Washington, DC region.

The company was seeking ways to create a more personal interaction with their website visitors by emphasizing the importance of trust in their interactions with customers.

This video went live in early 2014 and will be promoted via email follow up with interested prospects and embedded into the company’s Yelp and Angie’s List web pages.

DCOnlineVideo credits include pre-production management, interviewing, video recording, post-production editing, publishing to YouTube including keyword tagging, and the writing of promotional email campaigns.