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ROBERT HOPWOOD Digital content specialist

Tram Road Challenge

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Tram Road Challenge

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Video postcard to Barry Manilow

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Video postcard to Barry Manilow

The Desert Sun published a Sunday story to mark Barry Manilow's 70th birthday. This video was created to promote that story.

I don't like to delete digital assets because you never know when something can be reused. This is an example of that.

When we were looking for ways to promote this story, I remembered an interview I had done months before with "Naked Boys Singing" director Tom D'Angora. He had made me chuckle when he answered my question about why he brought his show to Palm Springs. I dug through my archives and used that part of my interview to create this quick video "postcard."

People loved this. It became the third-most watched video on our website in 2013.
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White Party 2016: Erika Jayne, hot guys, pool parties and dancing

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White Party 2016: Erika Jayne, hot guys, pool parties and dancing

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President Obama departs Palm Springs

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Hash Run Harriers

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Hash Run Harriers

I like learning new things and challenging myself. In 2013, that meant I was learning how to shoot and edit mobile video for the Desert Sun.

There are a lot of issues with this video, which I won't point out because I'm proud of it.

It was one of the first videos I did for the newspaper, and it was shot entirely on my iPhone.
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Raw video: President Obama arrives in Palm Springs

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