Go To Team in Charleston Adds Full-time High Definition Editor, Updates High Definition Edit Suite

Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) March 23, 2007

Go To Team announced today that Ryan Cockrell has joined the company as the new High Definition Video Editor for the Charleston-based production company.

As High Definition Video Editor, Cockrell will work with clients to craft entertaining and effective finished video products.

Having worked freelance for Go To Team the past eight years, Cockrell says, “The Go To Team makes great TV, that’s where I belong. It’s my family. We always have the best people and equipment – the best attitude and the most fun. I like being a part of that.”

Along with bringing Cockrell on board Go To Team spent over ,000 completely updating their Charleston Edit Suite to accommodate High Definition video. The room now has 4 HD Monitors, DVC Pro HD Deck, and the ability to edit video footage shot on the company’s 4 High Definition Cameras.

Operations Manager, Shawn Moffatt sees real value in the new upgrades. “The upgraded suite is the premier High Definition Edit Suite in South Carolina. Its technology and layout make it a unique environment for Ryan and clients to be creative. Clients can even view live edit sessions from anywhere in the world through our new video server.”

Cockrell has worked in film and video professionally since 1999. Upon graduating from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina, Cockrell moved to San Diego where he began freelancing in the production community for Entertainment Tonight, Extra, and Oprah Winfrey. Shortly after wrapping a movie entitled, The Forsaken, Cockrell came home to South Carolina.

In his first two years back he worked as editor and audio engineer for ABC News, NBC News, The Food Network, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel and Trinity Church. For the past two years, Cockrell has worked primarily for NBC News on the Today Show, Nightly News and Dateline. Highlights include complete 2004 election coverage and a trip to Rome to cover the funeral of Pope John Paul II live from Vatican Square.

As lead Editor, Cockrell received an award in 2006 from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for a DVD production detailing the hip surface replacement techniques of pioneer surgeon Thomas P. Gross M.D.

Although the majority of Cockrell’s credits are from major networks, during down time he works on skateboard video projects in South Carolina, Arizona, California and up and down the entire East Coast. He is the Director of a non-profit association, PourItNow.com which is devoted to creating public skate parks throughout South Carolina.

Go To Team staffs camera crews in Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC; Columbia, SC; and Raleigh, NC. Their equipment includes Panasonic Varicam high definition camera packages, Sony Betacam packages, and a high definition edit suite. To schedule the Charleston, South Carolina Edit Suite, please contact Go To Team, 843-884-6222.


Pastor and Editor of Landmark Book Detailing the Testimonies of 23 Former Homosexuals Responds to the Oscar Nominated Movie “Brokeback Mountain”

Springfield, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2006

The movie “Brokeback Mountain” details a long-term relationship between two cowboys who fall in love, marry women and start families of their own. Over the years, the two homosexuals carry on a relationship and use camping and fishing trips to carry sexual relations.

The movie’s message is in unison with what the gay lobby in America has espoused for years, that society forces men into “down low” behavior because of their prejudice against gays. The inference is that the cowboys could have lived an openly gay life if America had accepted the behavior.

Reverend Talbert W. Swan, II, pastor of the Solid Rock Church of God in Christ in Indian Orchard, MA, doesn’t agree with the content or the intent of the movie. “This is another attempt by homosexual activists, with assistance from Hollywood to portray gays as victims and to silence anyone opposed to their behavior by gaining the empathy of moviegoers” said Swan.

Swan contends that the question is not whether or not gay men can be masculine or rugged like cowboys or if their so-called love should be accepted but whether or not homosexuality is normal, natural or morally wrong. “This movie cleverly attempts to justify homosexual practice by presenting likeable characters who viewers sympathize with and to bring about gay advocacy through a tragic movie ending brought about by what gay activists and sympathizers call homophobia” said Swan.

Swan condemns the media for what he calls the “homosexualization of America” by giving Americans a steady diet of television programs depicting settings tolerant of homosexuality. Such shows as Friends, and Will & Grace “attempt to desensitize us to the sin of deviant sexual behavior” said Swan.

When asked if he is preaching hate Swan adamantly protests by pointing out that homosexuality is about sexual relations between people of the same gender, not the character or circumstance of homosexuals themselves. “We condemn the behavior, not the person” he says.

Pastor Swan balks at the labels placed on outspoken critics of homosexuality. “They label our righteous indignation as right wing bigotry or religious fanaticism. God’s people can no longer afford to be ambivalent and unconcerned about what is going on around us or about what it means,” said Swan.

When asked about what the Christian response to Brokeback Mountain should be, Swan stated “Unfortunately, the gay lobby has many Bible believing Christians afraid to stand up and speak the truth concerning the sin of homosexuality.” He asserts that men and women of faith must “rise up against the sweeping tide of sinful deception.”

Swan contends that Brokeback Mountain does a wonderful job in evoking empathy for homosexuals and uses the power of the media to gain converts for the homosexual agenda but makes no good argument for homosexual behavior being normal, natural or Biblically acceptable. Unfortunately, Swan says “Telling a good story through the power of the big screen will still rally support to the homosexual cause.” He warns Christians not to allow their opposition to homosexuality be broken by Brokeback Mountain.