Video Services: This is the Next Wave of Economic Development

A picture speaks a thousand words and Golden Shovel Agency’s economic development video and imagery services can speak volumes about your community! PlaceVR, Golden Shovel's video division, was the industry pioneer in developing virtual reality familiarization (FAM) tours for business attraction, workforce attraction, and tourism. Imagine being at a trade show and letting a business prospect "step into your community" and experience what it has to offer. It's now possible with our virtual reality video work. Our talented film crew tells the story of your region and makes it come to life for the audience. We also use the latest technology to create 3D modeling of buildings, drone videos, and 3D facility tours - ideal for marketing shovel-ready sites and redevelopment opportunities.

Immersive 360° Virtual Reality Videos

VR technology allows visitors to discover a new part of the world without physically being there. 360-degree video allows you to take your target audience to specific places, buildings, and areas by showcasing the amenities, assets, events, and quality of life that is unique to your region. Your production can then be viewed easily on VR headsets, laptops, tablets, or phones. High-quality VR headsets can be mailed anywhere, or brought to in-person meetings, conferences, trade shows, and career fairs. These immersive experiences are literally the next best thing to being at a specific location in person.

Economic developers are using VR videos for business and talent attraction, tourism promotion and to show high school students the job opportunities that exist within the community.


Immersive Renderings 

Combine the power of 360° videos with 3D modeling to bring your vision for developing a specific property to life. Models help investors and site selectors envision how a site could be developed or how a community can grow. Place a virtual spec building on a greenfield site or present a vision for how a community could grow in a way that makes one feel like they are really there. Existing models may be placed into the videos or they can be created from scratch. Tour our 360° video portfolio for examples of our work!

Existing Facility 3D Tours/Mapping

Realistic, interactive 3D and VR models of existing facilities offer prospective clients an experience that is as real as being there. Users can walk through an entire facility using their web browser, phone or VR headset. Additional information, like text, photos, videos or links can be added to ‘hot spots’ throughout the tour for providing additional information. This is a great solution for existing buildings for sale or lease, incubators and coworking spaces.

Aerial/Drone & Traditional Video

Golden Shovel Agency also can supply economic development videos that offer your website tremendous flair. Using either high technology video or drone equipment or drone technology, let us show you how video walk-throughs or aerial footage can help your website jump to life.

Live Virtual Meetings

Meet together with site selectors and decision-makers wherever they are in a virtual room. In your meeting, you can share 360-degree video familiarization and site tours. VR headsets with 3D audio create a strong sense of presence that makes participants feel like they're really in the same place together.

Video Portfolio

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