Xpress-rated: Video sneak peek at Oct. 8 issue

Here’s your weekly sneak-peek video for the upcoming edition of Mountain Xpress. It was produced by none other than Ralph Roberts, an Asheville videographer and board member at Asheville’s public-access channel, URTV. Xpress invited Roberts to give us a few pointers on video production and show us what he could do.

This week’s cover story focuses on Ray’s Weather Center, a Boone-based Internet company offering weather data and forecasts for Western North Carolina. Over the past 10 years, the company has grown from a one-man operation to a company that employs five meteorologists, publishes real-time weather data to the Web and offers forecasts written with a little extra pizzazz.

— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor



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11 thoughts on “Xpress-rated: Video sneak peek at Oct. 8 issue

  1. Musoscribe63

    “Todd Rundgren, the rocker from back-when…” Grr. That was an unfortunate mischaracterization. He’s been releasing albums pretty consistently. This ain’t a “comeback tour”!

  2. zen

    meh, the whole time the sound kept cutting out and a numbered wheel appeared to be counting down something.

    go back to the way it was.

    i liked the guy walking up the stairs to Jason’s right. And there’s something about Todd Rundgren? Really? Maybe the Orange Peel? Cool!

  3. Jon Elliston


    Thanks for the correction — I’m not familiar with Rundgren’s recent work, but I should have been before characterizing it. Rock on, Rundgren.

  4. I like it, Ralph. Particularly the opening with the stills of Jon and Jason and their snazzy name tags.

    Thanks for taking making this sneak peek on, particularly after I threw it out as an option without asking anyone if it would be ok!

  5. oldskool

    I actually liked the sneak peeks the way they were – gritty and real. Go back everyone, go back…

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