It is a benchmark to announce Vortex InterActive’s membership with the Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. We do not have a physical storefront as of yet, but owning a gallery somewhere along Highway 27 is the future goal. It is my hope to create memorable images people will want to take with them to enjoy viewing or to recreate their moments here when they get back to the comfort of their homes, offices, or wherever they choose. Somerset and Pulaski county have a multitude to offer in terms of scenic views and family entertainment which makes for photographs you wouldn’t want to miss! Vortex InterActive will make the best of area opportunities to provide digital media and photographic services for the good people of Somerset KY and the surrounding Lake Cumberland Area.
Vortex InterActive holds a variety of unique skills due to my background with living in diverse areas. As such, it can meet a wide range needs when it comes to imaging. It has done everything from virtual reality and computer animations for Architects to audio engineering for promotional video productions. Vortex InterActive has a heavy list of photography behind it that includes wedding, product, commercial, fashion, model, senior, macro and pet to specialized long exposure shots both during the day and at night.
It’s exciting to see the company moving into its 19th year and experience has proven there is no project too large or too small. Vortex InterActive works hard to continually provide top quality services at fair prices. We hope visitors will enjoy our website, and utilize our services. Special thanks goes out to Chris Girdler, Bobby Clue and Jessica Carlton (we are her new neighbor) of the Somerset Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce and thank you for taking time to read our blog!
Today, we turned Ingredient Masters Inc.’s business portfolio over to Scott Culshaw, owner, located in Cincinnati. The city is fortunate to have him; he could have moved the company anywhere in the world as he deals with multi-national corporations on a daily basis. He is a unique man with real faith and real family values and it shows in his endeavors; right down to the cups of coffee he personally makes at meetings! It’s rare to find, yet alone work with someone of that caliber. A few cross my mind, Barbara Lyons, Carol Law, Kathleen Garmany, Katie Spears, Mark Stucker, Russ Romme, Steve Barnett, Vicki Shelton – and the list goes on.
We are fortunate for these great role models from which we can base our own business. I’ve seen everyone of them put forth time, money and effort into helping others around them both through their business and by personal means where feasible. We wish Scott well in recovering from his recent knee surgery; rest and well-being are truly deserved!
Here are a couple screen shots of our work:
It was a real hot day down on the Ohio River early on, but enjoyable with the Global Water Dances Cincinnati. The music was awe inspiring with the words “Let’s Clean It Up” reverbrating in everyone’s ears. My sensor, however was saying “Let’s Heat It Up” and the camera had to be shut down periodically in order to continue video work. I found very little difference between the Canon 7D and the Nikon D3100 in that respect. The Canon did last longer I believe.
There were some good shots taken, and I hope things work out for Mark Stucker who is the real genius behind the footage. I can’t wait to see what he’s put together. He is a really good man to work with laying out his vision of the work beforehand. A lot of people can’t convey those types of thoughts so well. Mark was right on. I only hope the focus didn’t throw some material out due the lens being non-responsive, and it was HOT (in case someone missed this point) so holding a tighter shot steady with a stronger heartbeat was a challenge. This is where experience should prevail, but we shall see; there was a lot in the mix including me on the ground arching my back around equipment with beads of sweat soaking in my shirt, hmmm.
When the video gets posted, we’ll place a link to the outstanding performances given by talented dancers, singers, musicians, and artists. Special thanks to Shari Lauter, Music Composer/Director and Fanchon Shur, Artistic Director and Lead Choreographer for the last minute inclusion to something I was greatly looking forward to doing!
There are artists of various kinds within our family and people we work with whose talent stands head-and-shoulders above everyone else. You will find them seasoning our posts throughout the web whether it be facebook, twitter, google+ or our own website; noted as ”The Vortex InterActive Circle”.
For example, our cousin Greg Mendez is a reknowned metal & stone sculptor whose work has been featured across numerous writeups & magazines and has been commissioned by several cities in Northern Indiana and by Sioux Falls South Dakota. You will find his work posted as from The Vortex InterActive Circle. We also share interesting travel, vacation and parenting articles written by Dianna Mendez who is a talented author looking to publish her books within a couple of years.
Our goal with “The Vortex InterActive Circle” is to promote quality crafstmanship where we can while being an encouragement to family and friends – ultimately we hope you will find interest in what they do as well so be sure to check back frequently! ~Zivan & Melissa Mendez