2023 continued to build upon the return to normalcy in 2022 from COVID lockdowns. With the live event industry hotter than it’s ever been, the entertainment industry settled its strikes with IATSE, then WGA, then AFTRA/SAG, and content is now being produced to be shown on screens of every size for private use and public venues. With everyone also physically back at work in the corporate, government and education sectors, video production cranked up for Channel Three Productions. However, we are still awaiting the corporate video work to return to pre-pandemic levels, which we hope will be fully back in 2024.
Channel Three Productions Joins Forces with Channel 3 Entertainment!
In 2023, Channel Three rebranded as Channel Three Productions, while joining forces with a Vancouver-based gaming company, Channel 3 Entertainment.
Meanwhile, all digital video production will continue to be produced under Channel Three Productions. Brad Ruekberg can continue to be reached at 972-671-4466 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. Awards Channel Three Productions 1-3 Year Contract!
Channel Three Productions is excited to announce a new videography contract with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for 1-year with 3 optional 1-year renewals. We have the privilege to film, edit, and produce video content for the agency’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) “Texas Parks and Wildlife” TV Show. Along with our contract with TxDOT, we are humbled by the opportunity to serve the state of Texas in its interest in parks and wildlife preservation and public safety.
TxDOT Continues to Roll with Channel Three, posting new videos to their website!
The 9 new electrical training videos we have produced so far, along with 23 of our older ones are now posted at: TxDOT eLearning – Electrical training videos. Click here.
These videos include: “Electrical Safety”, “Pole Placement Guidelines”, “Luminaire Pole Foundations,” “Electrical Conductors,” “Conduit,” “Ground Boxes,” “Breakaway Connectors,” “Type A Electrical Services” and “Type D Electrical Services.” We have just completed “Type T Electrical Services” and are in the process of completing “Grounding & Bonding” and “Troubleshooting Electrical Systems.” That will leave the 6-7 High Mast Pole videos to complete by contract end in May 2025.
Kathy Ireland Series on FOX Business News Closes Out After 10 Year Run!
It was a nice decade run with “Worldwide Business with kathy ireland” and “Modern Living with kathy ireland” (FOX Business News.) While the shows come to an end in 2023, we were pleased to complete 3 final segments featuring Radisys Corp, FedEx Expedited Travel and G3 Global. We certainly wish Kathy Ireland all the best!
Getting “a little country” at the American Rodeo Concert and the Country Music Television Awards!
In May 2023, Channel Three was pleased to film performances and interviews at the American Rodeo Concert at Globe Life Field in Arlington with the upcoming band, The Ghost Hounds for Gibson Records/Gibson Guitar. Our 3-camera, 5-person crew also captured performance footage of Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow. We also pulled out the cowboy boots in April at the CMT Awards which took place in Austin this year instead of Nashville. The pre-show CMT Awards Block Party was hosted by CBS Austin’s Trevor Scott. We were booked on this event by Christie’s Photographic Services and The Texas Lottery Commission.
“The Cher Show” Dazzles Audiences at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas!
Channel Three was pleased to work with Fresh Produce Productions who we previously worked with 10 years ago on “Greater Tuna” at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. This time, we hit the road to Fayetteville, complete with gear for a 3-camera shoot on the wildly entertaining “Cher Show.” They staged numbers just for us we could film up close and even on the stage; then later we filmed the live show in front of a packed house. The footage is used for advertising and documentary purposes.
Christie’s Photographic Sends Channel Three to Corporate Shows in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston & Austin!
Christie’s Photos has been partnering with Channel Three on the video end of their photography projects since 2017, but business really picked up this past year with conferences for World Hydrogen, Minutemen Press, Cognizant, USG Corp, and Cava Foods, among others, at venues from the Gaylord Texan to the Fairmont and Hyatt Regency. While the conference presentations and sessions are covered by the hotel AV crew, we specialize in event coverage and testimonials for highlight reels played on the last night of the conference as well as for posterity and provide multiple camera ops and on-site editing.
Corporate Clients New & Old Contract with Channel Three
Corporate video production started slowly coming back, mostly as part of conferences/events. While as noted above, Christie’s Photo very generously provided many of these opportunities, Channel Three was able to work directly with several companies, notably Diodes Semi-Conductor and Sager Electronics. We worked with Diodes for their very first corporate video they unveiled at the CIE/USA Conference in Seattle. We also filmed the grand opening event and operations of the new Sager Electronics facility in Lewisville this year. Sager recently became part of the TTI Corporation, who Channel Three has enjoyed an ongoing working relationship with since 2016. We look forward to continued work with this company.
Hilton Worldwide “Travel With Purpose”
We were very pleased to work again with Hilton Worldwide, who we have produced all sorts of video projects for since 2014. Their “Global Week of Service” annual event we have done since that time had been on hiatus along with all other video work since 2019, but returned this year now as “Travel With Purpose.” We spent 2 days filming and taking photos at the non-profit, Brother Bill’s Helping Hand food pantry.
Author Solutions Books Videos Fly Off the Shelf!
In 2023, Channel Three Productions produced another 4 author videos for this publisher consortium including a biography of poet Emma Embury written by her great great grandson; an illustrated children’s book about a young army brat, “Wayne, the Nerd from Arizona”; and “Inspire Before You Expire”, the true story of a miraculous recovery from a devasting car accident – all from Xlibris Publishing. We were also pleased to work with Dr. Gideon Adjei on his inspirational novel “Hope: Dynamism of a Will and a Way to Win” (Archway).