By Joy A.Kennelly
Very happy to share our completed "Vegas Escape" travel video with everyone. We had so many people help make this a reality and wanted to give them a shout out here, in addition to on our YouTube Channel.
But first, without further ado, please enjoy a side of Vegas only locals know and that I reveal here in our "Vegas Escape" travel video:
I want to first thank Francis Vincent, my cameraman of Production Central Group, for catching my vision and coming alongside me to film all over Las Vegas in the quick five-day shoot we did together. It was great to have his son, Winston, and my good friend, Shawana, participate too.
We worked together so well, I'd love to go back to shoot a longer version whenever we find funding.
And now in no particular order, here are more of the wonderful companies, people and places who helped create this show with their support. Please visit their locations and tell them Joy's Travel Adventures introduced you to their services!
BIG THANK YOU TO:
Las Vegas News Bureau
Wynn / Encore Las Vegas
The Smith Center
MGM Resorts International
Faiss Foley Warren PR
Fashion Show Mall
Marc Abelman, Arts B18 District
Las Vegas Canoe & Kayak Club
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Lake Las Vegas Westin
Michelle Olds, Lake Las Vegas
The Arts Factory
Happy Panda Toys
Big Ern’s BBQ
Artist Q – Wang Viva
Las Vegas Skate Co
Cathay Las Vegas
Jessica Galindo Fine Art & Leather Couture
Megan Barker, Singer/Songwriter
Downtown Container Park
Jana's Red Room
Island Girls Designs
Chris Builder, The Stratosphere
City of Las Vegas
Peace Art Studio
Mingo Calloso, George Harris, Mingo Kitchen & Lounge
And if you want to visit the people we interviewed, here's their info too. Big thank you to all of them. We were sorry we couldn't include everyone we interviewed and hope to include them in the future:
Karen Sanders, Tourquoise Door
Chef Robert Solano, Mingo Kitchen & Lounge & Mundo
Marty Walsh, Trifecta Gallery
Javier Anaya, Pinches Tacos
Leslie Marroquin, Garden Grill
Chef Roy Bass, Those Guys Pies
Lastly, big shout out to my Editor, Dustin Elkin, for his patience with all my tweaking and requests to pack in as much as possible to showcase everything I wanted to share with viewers. He took raw footage, b-roll, and captured my vision in his own unique way after I explained what I was going for.
I loved how he was able to get the edits to fit the beats of the songs I chose because I'm not an editor and would never have been able to do this on my own. He also had to work with technical difficulties presented with audio on all my interviews and standups which he overcame with Francis gracefully and without complaint.
We included footage from some of my past shoots and I want to thank and recognize those folks as well:
I hope we thanked everyone and if anyone feels left out, please let me know and I'll include you because we want everyone who helped us to be recognized.
I love the music we included and want to throw out a big thank you to the artists as well. They really helped set the tone, pace and vibe. I have loved their music since first hearing it and couldn't wait to share it with the rest of the world because it's so fun and hip:
"Happy" is a song written, produced, and performed by American singer and producer Pharrell Williams from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album.
"Angel in Blue Jeans" is a song recorded by American rock band Train for their seventh studio album Bulletproof Picasso. The song was written by Pat Monahan, Amund Bjørklund, and Espen Lind, and was produced by the latter two as well as Butch Walker.
"Stolen Dance" is a song by German duo Milky Chance and was released by Lichtdicht Records and Republic Records on 9 May 2014.
"Do I Wanna Know?" is a song by English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys from their fifth studio album AM.
" Rather Be " is track #1 on the album Rather Be by British group Clean Bandit and features vocals from Jess Glynne. It was written by Napier, James John / Patterson, Jack Robert / Marshall, Nicole.
And last, but definitely not least:
GRATEFUL HEART TO
My Parents, Pat & Dianne Kennelly, for their loving financial support and belief in me
Here's to the future and creating the website for Joy's Travel Adventures next.
Stay tuned. More to come. The adventure is just beginning!