Brownsville, Texas (PRWEB) June 26, 2011
May 23rd- Josue Rodriguez and classmates boarded a plane with destination to Spain. This trip was part of a Study Abroad program focusing on two courses- photojournalism and documentary film production. The purpose of this program was to document Spanish architecture and produce a documentary on its influence on the architecture in the Texas border city.
"The experience was breath-taking," Josue said, "everything around you- you're surrounded by an environment and a culture that migrated to your homeland, from where you are born- it was all surreal, yet at the same time I felt I was home." This whole experience is what led to the beginning of a video production company. Josue went on to explain, "Through Spain, there's a river that flows through Sevilla, down by Cordoba. On the day we went to shoot in Cordoba, we crossed an ancient bridge that used to be controlled by the Romans. As our crew crossed I stood at midpoint and looked out to the river. The physical qualities were plain: about eighty feet in width, dark green water, and greenery that decorated the edges. This river has a great name to it, though. This was the Guadalquivir River."
According to history, Spaniards that explored the land now known as southern Texas and northern Mexico came accross a river that flowed into the Gulf of Mexico. This river looked surprisingly familiar yet a name for it was unknown. Guadalquivir is Arabic for "great river", but its Spanish translation gave way for the name of a popular river in South Texas. It was then that this river became known as the Rio Grande.
"It doesn't surprise me that even our bordering river was named by Spanish influence, since the majority of our city's attributes come from Spanish influence," said Josue. "It's a phenomenon, I believe- our city is composed of Spanish architecture and a population of people that come from Spanish and Native Mexican descent. It's quite interesting, as I found after doing the research. It's the great story of how our river got its name that inspired me in naming my video production company. It's a name that holds the roots of our culture. It was only logical for me to give it a name as Guadalquivir Motion Picture & Video Production."
Guadalquivir MP & VP focuses on producing video of all types, whether it be weddings, festivities, events, or commercials for companies. Offering video and photography packages at affordable prices, it is a company that is ready to business the right way. "There may even be a few free incentives for a while," said Josue. "My goal is to spread the word of my company to everyone in the Valley, as it's a great story to tell." More information can be viewed at http://www.riograndempvp.tv, along with contact information.
Josue Rodriguez is one year from graduating from the University of Texas at Brownsville & Texas Southmost College. He will be receiving his B.A. in Mass Communication.