|Video contest winner inspires thrift through homemade production|
|Posted:||August 14, 2012|
|Details:|| Dupaco Community Credit Union and Mediacom have announced Tyler Breitbach, of Dubuque, Iowa, as the Grand Prize Winner of the Shift Into Thrift video contest, created by a partnership between Dupaco and Mediacom.|
The video contest, in its second year, challenged the public to create a 30-second video sharing their tips on saving more and spending less.
The inspiration for Breitbach's video came from his fiancée, Nicole, and his two dogs, Melrose and Olive, whom he filmed with a Canon 6D camera.
"Really, it's the people and companions around me that keep me thrifty. What's a better symbol of a companion than a dog, man's best friend?" said Breitbach. "I wanted to stress the fact that it's the people around you that really help keep you in check."
One shot that was especially fun to film, explained Breitbach, was a clip in which the dogs have their heads hanging out a car window, with the exterior of Dupaco's Sycamore branch in the background. "We had to drive by Dupaco a bunch of times with the dogs. I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it was but once you open the windows, dogs just put their heads out as a natural reaction."
Breitbach graduated from Dubuque's Hempstead High School, then went on to study at the University of Iowa. He now works for Happee Smith Productions, in Asbury, Iowa.
As the Grand Prize Winner, Breitbach received an Apple® iPad ™ and his winning video entry will be broadcast on Mediacom cable television in September in the markets of Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Platteville, Wis.
All contest entries, including Breitbach's, can be viewed here.
The Shift Into Thrift video contest was intended to inspire thrift through peer-to-peer sharing of ideas for financial success. Creative video submissions were encouraged, and professional shooting and editing were not required.
"Through Dupaco's Money Makeover initiative, we've helped thousands of people get ahead and improve their financial well-being," said Joe Hearn, Dupaco President and CEO. "Similarly, the Money Ahead Video Contest allowed people to share their own personal recipes for saving money and getting ahead – and it is our hope that these ideas have inspired others."
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