I know there’s a lot of excitement around the Republic of Doyle and Mary Walsh’s new movie, but there’s a young video producer in St. John’s who deserves as much attention as the more seasoned performers. His name is Matthew Osmond and he’s a member of the Salvation Army. From what I can tell, he’s also the originator of SATV, the Salvation Army’s TV Channel on YouTube. I first heard of Matthew via John Gushue’s blog Dot Dot Dot . He produced “Sally Back”, a parody of Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake and so far it’s had about twelve thousand views … nothing compared to some of the so-called viral vids, but for a kid from St. John’s working with a Mac computer, I think he’s done pretty well. It got him an interview on CBC and mention in a few blogs, including this one. Now, he’s produced a promo video for an upcoming Salvation Army conference in St. John’s. Matthew says, "This video gives a glimpse of St. John's and the 6 Corps in the immediate area as promotion for the Salvation Army's Atlantic Congress and Commissioning held in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada on June 18 to June 20, 2010." You can check it out by clicking here or scrolling down to the bottom of the screen where I’ve embedded it for your viewing pleasure. His marriage of music and image is extremely well done. I’m not a member of the Salvation Army (lest someone think I’m proselytizing) but I am a fan of this Osmond kid. I think he has enormous talent. More power to him.