In March 2011, media brought us some of the saddest and most shocking images in recorded history as multiple earthquakes and a tsunami devastated Japan. Jeff Cotrupe shared links about the tragedy, called the world community to action on Twitter and Facebook and contributed to disaster relief via the International Federation of the Red Cross. At the same time he was thankful for better media developments closer to home.
In early March, Cotrupe conducted a series of interviews about the IBM Systems Director product line with executives and customers at the IBM Pulse 2011 event in Las Vegas. Then in late March he presented a high-action sports video show at the end-of-season banquet for the Vista High School Cheer team. The VHS show (total time 15 minutes) uses nearly 600 images, a multitude of visual effects and a hard-charging soundtrack to tell the story of the squad in 2010-11, including a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship. Cotrupe has previously created banquet shows for the VHS Field Hockey and Water Polo teams.
Links to the Cheer show and to the first two IBM Systems Director interview videos appear at the top of the home page at Cotrupe’s core website under the heading New For Your Review. The IBM videos are the first in what will be a series of 12 or more videos resulting from Cotrupe’s Pulse 2011 interviews. Cotrupe, along with Charlie Vickery, Jason Fryer and the digital media team at Stratecast’s parent company Frost & Sullivan, are currently “in post” (post-production) on the other videos in the series.