With an office in downtown Oak Hill, in the Bellann Building, JJN Multimedia is proud to call Oak Hill our home. So when we were asked to put together a video to promote all of the amazing things to do in Oak Hill, we jumped at the chance!
The City of Oak Hill’s Community and Economic Development Coordinator, Erin Reid, reached out to JJN Multimedia to develop a video to highlight everything Oak Hill has to offer. From outdoor adventures to family-friendly events, we spent three days filming around town – check out some of our stops below.
We started our shoot off at Blooms by Bessie’s. There we met one of the florists named Johnathan who put together a beautiful arrangement while we filmed the process. With a mix of roses, greenery, and daisies, it was really fascinating to watch a florist at work!
When we wrapped up at Blooms by Bessie’s, we headed over to the White Oak Rail Trail to get some bicycling shots and wandered our way into the Rail Trail Expo. We got to check out a number of the vendors and watched a young family get their face painted.
Then it was over to The Frozen Barn for some ice cream. Frozen Barn Employees Madison, Grace, and Bethany showed us all of the ice cream options and how they make their own waffle cones. (The JJN crew might have taken a quick ice cream break and taste-tested a few of the flavors once we were done getting the footage.)
After a quick drive around town getting shots of the Oak Hill carved bears, the JJN crew decided to take a little unplanned detour and checked out all of the notable Hank Williams-related locations in town. Our videographer Seth did a little research and we stopped by Skyline Drive-In, known as “Hank’s Last Stop”, and the memorial marker in front of the town library. We then headed over to Cafe One Ten for dinner and to get some shots of their amazing meals and ended our day over at ACE Adventure Resort. First we filmed the Hayslette Family hiking around the property and checking out the overlook.
Over at Mountain Music Festival, we got some great footage of the musicians and performers that were putting on one heck of a show! Between fire dancers, stilt walkers, and live music – it was an awesome event!
Our second day of shooting started at 7 am at the dog park in Oak Hill – but playing with a dog is always a great reason to get up early! We got to meet Zeus (and his owners) and play some early morning fetch.
Then we headed back to ACE to check out the waterpark. We met up with a group of teens and handed them some GoPros to help us get some action shots. The City of Oak Hill’s own Community and Economic Development Coordinator, Erin Reid, helped us paddle a raft through all of the waterpark. Her son Carter even jumped off the tallest “iceberg” to help us get the most epic shot!
After grabbing lunch at The Lost Paddle, we stopped by a few Airbnb rental locations to get interior and exterior shots of vacation rentals available in the Oak Hill area. Then it was time for some bowling!
Over at Pinheads, we met up with the Hines Family for bowling and pizza. Things got a little competitive between the Hines family members, but we had an awesome time!
We finished out our Oak Hill production with a quick trip over to Needleseye Park to film the Wolff family. We hiked back to one of their favorite climbing spots and got some great shots of each family member in action – even their 4-year-old and 6-year-old got to the time of the route.
Visit the Oak Hill Facebook page to check out the final product!