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Phil Ireland

eMotion Web Video was founded in 2008 by Philip K. Ireland, a trained journalist and certificated educator. Ireland worked as a print reporter for the San Diego-based North County Times for eight years. In early 2008, the paper appointed him as its first online video journalist based on his video work during the 2007 Witch Creek wildfires. He has conceived and produced dozens of journalistic news videos on a wide range of topics and issues from train crashes and internet scams to art and business profiles. NBC broadcast his feature story about two local high schools building competition dragsters. The San Diego Press Club recognized Ireland for his coverage of a fatal Great White shark attack in May of 2008.

eMotion Web Video continues in that journalistic vein. The company uses a shooting style that emphasizes authentic unrehearsed commentary, natural light and handheld camera work. Our approach provides a realism that slick Hollywood-style productions lack.

Your facility is the studio, and your employees and customers are the cast. Our interview questions get you talking naturally about the subject you know best --- your business. Our cameras capture customers talking genuinely about their satisfaction. We collaborate to select the images and comments that put your best foot forward.

eMotion Web Video Founder Honored with National Award

The Suburban Newspapers of America recently awarded national first place honors to a video series on California prisons produced and created by eMotion Web Video founder Philip K. Ireland and the North County Times.

Here's what the judges at the Missouri School of Journalism had to say:

"This is a prime example of how newspapers can use their tools in video to tell an in-depth story the only way a newspaper can. Your multipart series on prisons is fascinating, and motivated Web site visitors are going to learn a lot about the issue just by exploring your special section online. This is a story really only your newspaper is cut out to tell. The nuance and detail addressed in these videos is not seen in any other medium outside of the profession you are exploring. You adhere to your journalistic aims while also masterfully using multimedia to weave your story. Well done."

View the video series on the North County Times website at nctimes.com/special-section/news/parole