DRTV Commercial for Hoodeez by Steve Procko Productions

SPP recently finished production on a DRTV campaign for Hoodeez.

Hoodeez is a fun, new pet that when folded up is a pillow, but unfolds into a cool hoody.

The one day location shoot featured kids with all different Hoodeez friends and demonstrates the unique characteristics of the direct response product.

This kind of production fits a pretty specific formula of accomplishing a finished 2 minute direct response commercial in a one-day shoot. This kind of production allows for the most cost-effective approach to launching direct response products.

SPP handled all aspects of production from script the post production.

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ARRIS MP2000 Media Player

ADVANCED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES - ARRIS MP2000 Media Player

ARRIS MP2000 Media PlayerThe ARRIS MP2000 Media Player supports full HD with HDMI, component and composite outputs, front and rear USB ports, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and MoCA 1.1+. The Media Player also features front panel navigation and clock, along with a backlit remote control. The ARRIS Whole Home System is a CableCARD-ready entertainment center that’s an HD DVR, music jukebox, photo display, and game arcade wrapped in an award-winning, native-HD user interface. With the Whole Home System one-touch DVR capabilities, subscribers quickly and easily control what to record (with alerts to any schedule conflicts) and then decide how, when and where to watch it. With the six-tuner Whole Home System, record as many as six channels simultaneously while playing back a seventh recorded program.

The Whole Home System delivers 75 hours of HD recording and is expandable to up to 1000 hours of HD recording via eSATA drive. The Whole Home System supports multi-room viewing via the Media Player and lets customers browse all of the recorded content on their Media Gateway, the home network, and the Internet for a truly converged entertainment experience. Whole Home System remote scheduling via browser and PDA interface enables operators to meet growing customer expectations to remotely schedule and dynamically manage scheduling conflicts of recorded programs when away from home.

Configuration

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  • Composite Output (NTSC)
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  • 5.1 Audio
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ADVANCED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES
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South Florida Commercial Waterproofing and Roofing Consultants

Benchmark Consulting GroupBENCHMARK CONSULTING GROUP, INC. exists to provide the best professional guidance to our clients, in the design, analysis and the asset management of their roofing and waterproofing needs.

ROOFING
A roof system is a building asset. Owners today recognize the significance of the investment they have made in protecting their building and its contents from water damage, in terms of both the roof’s cost and its replacement value. Even though a manufacturer’s or contractor’s warranty may have been purchased, the building owner continues to be responsible for proper roof care and maintenance.

As a result, Owners are now routinely implementing scheduled roof inspection and maintenance programs. Roof Consultants can be a valuable resource in providing assistance to owners in developing roof maintenance programs and an effective plan of action.

WATERPROOFING
The primary function of building envelope is to protect against water intrusion. When a building envelope fails, the results are often costly, dramatic and disastrous. Poorly designed or maintained building envelopes can leave a trail of litigious problems that can take years and many dollars to diagnose and repair. Below grade waterproofing can also be a source of a building Owner’s nightmares.

By performing due diligence inspections and developing a written plan of action, a professional waterproofing consultant can reduce or eliminate a building Owner’s exposure.

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Assist the building Owner in making an informed decision on the direction of their goals, by evaluating and analyzing all data pertaining to the existing ROOFING and WATERPROOFING condition of their building.

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Benchmark Consulting Group will develop an efficient plan of action, over an established period time, to best achieve the building Owner’s goals.

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Our experience in this industry will aide you in establishing budgets in the most cost effective way. From present day spending, to creating a funding program for future projects, Benchmark Consulting Group can guide you through the process.

FtLauderdale-LasOlas2BENCHMARK CONSULTING GROUP, INC.  recognizes that our growth and success will be based on our capabilities to completely satisfy the client’s requirements and achieving the maximum potential of the client’s funds.

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Contact Benchmark Consulting Group Today to find out what they can do for your Commercial Waterproofing and Roofing consulting needs!

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Energy Healing with Qiqong

Lisa VanOstrand teaches qigong and qigong energy healing for 3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong in various places in the United StatesLisa VanOstrand teaches qigong and qigong energy healing for 3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong in various places in the United States, mainly Florida and New York.

What is Qigong?
Qigong is a combination of two ideas: Qi” (pronounced chee), means air, breath of life, or vital energy that flows through all things in the universe and Gong” (pronounced gung, as in lung) means the skill of working with, or cultivating, self-discipline and achievement. Together, Qigong means the skill of cultivating vital energy, or the ability to work with the electromagnetic energy of the body. The body is enveloped by Qi or electromagnetic currents, affecting both internal and external organ functions. As Qi is the fundamental energy that sustains life, it is present in every cell of the body.

What is Medical Qigong?

Medical qigong, is one of the four main branches of Chinese medicine along with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and medical massage. Medical Qigong is the study of the energetic map of the body based on classical and alchemical Chinese Medicine as well as more traditional Chinese Medicine. Medical Qigong techniques can be practiced on oneself for self-cultivation or on others as healing protocols. Prescription exercises, meditations and healing protocols, enhance body, mind and spirit and can also address the energetics of specific disease patterns.

3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong is a private, post secondary degree-granting institution recognized by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Commission on Independent Education under the authority of Florida State Statutes, Section 1005.06. Unfortunately, because of the New York state laws, the doctoral program will only be offered in Florida. The first class will be on Detoxification. The healing of all chronic diseases must begin with detoxification. This class will include all new material including: Medical Qigong exercises, healing protocols, as well as dietary/nutritional suggestions to support this process.

3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong has been accepted by the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) as a candidate for their Council of Schools and Programs (COSP). This is quite an honor and I believe will add a level of prestige not only to Medical Qigong but also for graduates from the program. AOBTA is a national recognized organization that supports Asian bodywork and specifically recognizes Medical Qigong as one of its’ healing modalities.

Contact Us Today to find out more about 3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong Training

3 Treasures School of Medical Qigong
Lisa VanOstrand – (786) 512-7096
http://www.3treasureshealing.com/

Steve Procko Productions wins Emmy Award for Talkin’ Money

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded Steve Procko Productions an Emmy Award in the Educational Programming category for its Talkin Money Financial Literacy Educational Video program.The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded Steve Procko Productions an Emmy Award in the Educational Programming category for its Talkin’ Money Financial Literacy Educational Video program.

SPP was nominated in two categories, for Educational Programming and for Steve Procko as the editor of the series.

Talkin’ Money is an educational video series that helps teach financial literacy to millennials. Distribution of first season’s episodes to high school and college-aged young adults throughout the United States and  Canada will be provided through two separate distributors: Learn360 and SAFARI Montage.

Learn360 serves more than 25 million students in over 25,000 schools across the United States and Canada.

SAFARI Montage provides K–12 school districts with a fully integrated Digital Learning Platform, including a Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library, and IPTV Live Media Streaming, designed to handle video efficiently. SAFARI Montage’s core solutions are presently being used successfully in over 600 U.S. school districts comprising 11,000 schools.

When polled, the vast majority of adults will tell you that they were never taught the thing they needed to know about money when they were in high school, and, they wished they had the knowledge to be financially literate at a young age.

Talkin’ Money maintains a website at http://www.talkinmoney.org

Steve Procko Productions – A Florida based Video Production Company Infomercials Production
4801 S. University Drive; Suite 268, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328
Telephone | 305.493.7635 Fax | 866.395.0997 Cel | 305.588.7666
http://steveprocko.com/

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Steve Procko Productions (SPP) is a Florida based, Full Service Film Production Company High-Def Video Florida Production Company providing Television Commercial Production, Infomercials, Direct-Response Commercials, Corporate Videos and Educational Videos

Ft Lauderdale Alkemi & Concrete Countertops by Eco Simplista

Eco Simplista - South Floridas leader and supplier of eco-friendly building supplies and home solutionsSeveral brilliant companies now offer environmentally responsible surfaces for your home counter top surfaces. Consider recycled tile countertops, like Alkemi counters and concrete countertops. All present attractive and viable alternatives to conventional countertops.

These options are also available for bathrooms, mantels, custom cabinetry, and most any room in your home.

Poured Concrete Countertops – natural organic materials with modern techniques
Comprised entirely of cement, sand, and binders, concrete is a warm natural looking material. Along with color pigments and various aggregates we can give concrete the look, texture, and feel of quarried stone, such as marble, granite, and limestone. However unlike the others, concrete is an incredibly versatile material, able to be formed into complex shapes and designs, taking on character of its own. Our surface can be pre-cast in out shop or built on site, so that the product can be formed to your particular needs.

We bring to our concrete work the skills of a trained artisan and the creativity and the heart of an artist. Each piece is unique and an exclusively hand-crafted design, made completely from scratch. Making them “one of a kind” works of art, only limited by your imagination. Within our designs, Concrete involves and comes to life.

ALKEMI – recycled surface material composed of post-industrial scrap waste
Made from fine flake aluminum milling scrap—which commonly burns up as a heavy smoke pollutant when exposed to conventional aluminum recycling—ALKEMI leaves no hazardous footprint.

Available in a variety of colors and surface treatments (Textured Classic and Honed), ALKEMI may be fabricated and installed using standard solid surface fabrication methods. Strong, durable and exquisite to the eye, ALKEMI offers a brilliant, sustainable alternative to the stagnant commercial options, such as solid surface, plastic laminate, stone and glass.

These sustainable countertop options have some great green features in common:

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Call Today to find out how we can help you select the right ALKEMI countertop  or concrete countertop for you.

Eco Simplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
Non-Toxic Zero VOC Paint, Eco Flooring, Concrete Countertops, Decorative Concrete Remodeling Supplies
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Need Help with Substance Abuse?

JCs Recovery Center - South Florida Drug Alcohol Addiction Recovery Center
JC’s Recovery Center is a South Florida Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Center offering Faith based PHP, IOP and outpatient treatment.
You or someone you love might be embarking on one of the most difficult journeys they may ever have to face; recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction.

At JC’s Recovery Center, our philosophy is based upon the theory that addiction is a three-fold disease; physical, mental and spiritual. We provide treatment for all three areas affected by addiction. We use the most current medical, psychological and spiritual approaches available.

JC’s Recovery Center offers some of the best drug addiction counselors in South Florida. We pride ourselves in having an elite team of substance abuse counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists along with a highly experienced administrative staff that knows exactly what it takes to achieve permanent sobriety. We not only draw from proven medical treatment for substance abuse, but from personal experience as many of our staff members are recovered from drug and alcohol addiction.

Substance Abuse Addiction is a very complex and all-encompassing illness. It affects nearly every aspect of our lives and the lives of those who love us. It is the only illness known to medical science that tries to convince the person that they don’t have it!! We understand why most of us come in conflicted and resistant. Our staff and addiction specialists know identification is of utmost importance.

Get Help Now! – Call (844) 524-6873  – At JC’s Recovery Center, we provide a proven long-term solution for people who have been suffering from alcohol and drug addictions – We accept all major insurance policies

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The Best Method of Sealing Pavers

National Sealing Co, has the best method of sealing pavers on the market and has developed a dyeing process to restore faded pavers. No other coating process can claim the unique product features and benefits that National Sealing’s coating offers. A coating that will withstand the damaging effects of chemical abuse, abrasion, and ablation, intense heat, ultra-violet light exposures and corrosive degradation.

A photo of sealed pavers before the application is applied to the faded pavers

After the National Sealing Paver application is applied, the beauty of the paver's colors and appearance are restored

In the past the only option for badly faded pavers was to stain or paint pavers. Most traditional staining and painting methods often create an unnatural appearance which can result in a slippery surface, and in vehicular areas, stains paints will lift and need continual applications. National’s penetrating dye is designed to allow any existing color to still show through, resulting in a natural look. This process will not lift and is not slippery. The nano particles are small enough to allow the personality of the pavers to remain multicolored. This is the only process currently on the market to restore faded pavers to almost new looking.

The drawbacks to many of today’s paver sealing products and impregnators on the market are:

  • That they cure below the surface. Although the paver is sealed, the surface shows wear and stains in as little as 30 days.
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National Sealing Company specializes in commercial properties where having a well maintained image is critical to the company’s presence especially in their high traffic areas. The company has demonstrated their great success with condominiums, hotels, airports, stadiums, office buildings, and municipalities, in preserving the investments the owners have made in those facilities.

The National Sealing Company sealing paver product only needs to be applied once, then the pavers are permanently COATED!

National Sealing Company is based in Fort Lauderdale, FL and has highly trained technicians that can apply this amazing sealing paver application to pavers and other surfaces anywhere in the US and abroad.

National’s sealing paver application is applied by combining three separate components, and through a catalytic process, creates a material that has a chemically impenetrable makeup!

National Sealing’s inorganic paver coating product:

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to find out how National Sealing Company can bring back the beauty to your pavers!

National Sealing Co.
2269 S University Dr., Fort Lauderdale FL 33324
Phone: 954-577-8837

National Sealing is the largest paver sealing company in the US, with over 2 Million square feet protected.

Yang Fire Monkey Year by White Crane Healing Arts

by Miki on February 6, 2016

The Chinese new year which begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice will be on Monday, February 8th at 9: am. The rising moon will usher in the year of the Yang Fire Monkey and If I had to describe the year in one word it would be dynamic. I’ll explain why, but first, a brief description of how the Chinese astrological system works for those not acquainted with it.

Every year is either Yin or Yang. This cycle repeats itself continuously each hour, day, week, month and year. Last year was yin, therefore, this year is yang and next year will be yin, etc. Another cycle, known as the 5 elements, which is a system of corresponding energies, is used in Chinese astrology in two different cycles, known as the Earthly Branches and the Heavenly Stems. A branch and stem is ascribed to each year and if you understand their symbolic meaning, you can gain insight about yearly expectations and how to interpret what that year’s potential influence will be.
Earthly branches rotate in a 12 year cycle. One of the twelve animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, boar) is used to describe each year in the cycle and this animal represents a certain quality of energy. Each animal is either Yin or Yang and has a fixed element. For example, every monkey is yang and has a fixed element of metal. So all monkeys, regardless of what year they’re born in will have some attributes of metal (negative positive) such as being composed or scattered, devoted, candid, trustworthy, combative, withdrawn, etc.
Each year is also influenced by the Heavenly stems cycle. This is a cycle of the five elements in their yin and yang stages which creates a cycle of ten years. This cycle rotates like this: yang earth – yin earth, yang metal – yin metal, yang water- yin water, yang wood – yin wood, yang fire – yin fire and then it starts again.

Read more about the new year at:
http://www.whitecranehealingarts.com/2016/02/yang-fire-monkey-year/

Gong Hey Fat Choy – Happy New Year

Pass the New Year Well!

The White Crane Healing Arts Center is located in Broward County, Florida
7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 2C, Tamarac, FL 33319
Phone 954.721.7252
http://www.whitecranehealingarts.com
Providing Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Herbal Therapy, Chi Gung, Massage and Nutrition services to the South Florida communities of Broward and Palm Beach Counties