Before I started in TV, I worked in radio. In college, I worked at the campus radio station, WCBN-FM as a reporter, talk show host, play-by-play announcer and eventually Sports Director. Later I worked at NPR, and my first real gig here in Park City was as a reporter/producer/host at KPCW-FM.
Here are a few of my favorite feature stories from my radio days:
And some of my best interviews (note that some are pretty long):
So we’ve actually had a little more free time of late here at the station, so I’ve been able to knock out a couple more features that I shot & edited. Enjoy!
I just got notified that I have won another award from the Utah Broadcasters Association (aka “The UBEEs”). Winning awards is nice, as it’s recognition for the hard work you put together, but in the end, I’ve found that awards don’t do much for a station’s bottom line. Apparently quality programming isn’t as important to local businesses. Anyway, here are some of my favorite award-winning pieces:
When teamed up with a great videographer, then I can really focus on the task at hand – having a conversation with my subjects to create a rich description of their art, their program or more. Developing feature story ideas, and recurring pieces is a specialty (Field Test, Eye on Design), which offers both great content and revenue generating opportunities
Judge Andrew Valdez Tennis Mentoring Program – this piece won us the USTA Intermountain Region Media Excellence award.
Eye on Design: The Sun Gazing House – I developed this series to look at great works of architecture and design in the Park City & Salt Lake region. It has morphed slightly to include features on green/eco-conscious projects as well. CLICK HERE for more Eye on Design
Field Test: Vibram Five Fingers – I have been covering the Outdoor Retailer show for years and our quick looks at products were always a hit with viewers, but I wanted to see if they actually worked as advertised, so now we take the gear out into the field where it should be and see how it holds up. CLICK HERE for more Field Tests
We have a great team of videographers here at our station, but sometimes, they are all tied up on other projects, so I’ll step in and conduct the interview, shoot it, and edit it (AVID).
Artist Profile: Rosalie Winard, Photographer/Environmentalist
HERA Climb for Life
US Soccer Recap: USMNT v El Salvador
Videos in a series to showcase just what ORI HOFFER can do for you and your company.
2008 Demo Reel
2007 Demo Reel
Farewell to Microsoft Office Live for Small Business – after a few years with them, they decided that the free domain hosting they offered was no longer going to be available, so I’m switching things over to here instead.
Look for lots of great things coming soon!