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Re.: Steve Odell, Videographer/Photographer #317102
01/05/09 01:07 PM
01/05/09 01:07 PM
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oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
The Belize Hotel Association was approached some time ago by Mr. Steve Odell seeking assistance in the production of video advertisement and photography for member properties. Our offices assisted Mr. Odell by initiating contact with members, arranging photo shoots and generally assisting to make sure that he was afforded as many courtesies as was necessary to facilitate the actual production of his work in Belize.

Shortly thereafter, Mr. Odell placed the advertisements, videos and photos collectively into a website which he named <> .

Mr. Odell promised that the site would be turned over to the Belize Hotel Association in due time and that he was working to fine tune the site.

The offices of the Belize Hotel Association became inundated with complaints about Mr. Odell’s lack of professionalism towards some member property owners and managers. Mr. Odell further became hostile towards the Belize Hotel Association when the Association refused to write a support letter to the Belize Tourism Board and other authorities seeking assistance for him to bring in his production equipment, household items, vehicle and other items free of taxation, levy or charges of any kind into our country.

To this day, there are properties that have paid for and not received the product he promised to them.

We have been notified by member properties that he is again soliciting work from properties using the same listed <> website as his bargaining tool and reference.

The BHA further received word today that he is using the guise of being the official photographer/videographer of the BHA to sell his services to the unsuspecting Belizeans business owners and individuals living in Spanish Lookout.

The BHA would like to warn everyone in Spanish Lookout that Mr. Odell does not represent, own or is a part of the BHA and has no right to use the BHA’s name to garner business for his inadequate and shoddy services.

We have a list of complaints against him and his services and we are taking this opportunity to warn all of Spanish Lookout to beforehand so that they do not get burned by this individual. Mr. Steve Odell does not represent the Belize Hotel Association in any way nor is he authorized to use the name of the Belize Hotel Association in reference to any work he is proposing to do for any person, property or organization.

Any person who does business with Mr. Steve Odell does so at his own risk. The Belize Hotel Association distances itself from him and his handy work in this country and asks that he removes the name of the association from his advertizing and promotions.

He has proposed to now sell us the site <> at a premium to the BHA. The only site that is recognized to truly represent the BHA is <> .

The BHA has started proceedings to have this settled in a court of law in Belize and has advised the pertinent departments of Government such as the Department of Immigration, the Belize Tourist Board and all members of the Tourism Sector of his proceedings in Belize.

Kindly contact the offices of the Belize Hotel Association for any further details about Mr. Odell’s sojourn in our country via telephone or email.

Kenrick Theus, President
Belize Hotel Association

Re: Re.: Steve Odell, Videographer/Photographer [Re: Marty] #317244
01/06/09 08:54 AM
01/06/09 08:54 AM
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Posts: 3,299
San Pedro
tacogirl Offline
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Paul Hampson - lives on the island and does great video work.

you can see sample work on his website from work with actual clients.

San Pedro based Belize Blog since 2007 - great travel resources & discounts

Re: Re.: Steve Odell, Videographer/Photographer [Re: Marty] #506379
08/03/15 10:25 AM
08/03/15 10:25 AM
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filmmaker ben Offline
filmmaker ben  Offline
Here's a fun new twist to this old thread: The Belize Film Commission hires Steve Odell

Re: Re.: Steve Odell, Videographer/Photographer [Re: Marty] #506386
08/03/15 03:33 PM
08/03/15 03:33 PM
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Short Offline
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That's going to be interesting! I met the guy myself, he was rude, obnoxious and had a short fuse.
Some resorts nearby had to throw him out because he refused to leave and refused to pay for food.

Live and let live
Re: Re.: Steve Odell, Videographer/Photographer [Re: Marty] #506387
08/03/15 04:08 PM
08/03/15 04:08 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,208
san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline
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Same guy who filmed Elvin Penner's endorsement.
Belize Wedding Photography

Re: Re.: Steve Odell, Videographer/Photographer [Re: Marty] #506389
08/03/15 04:20 PM
08/03/15 04:20 PM
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Posts: 11,060
Rockport, Maine
klcman Offline
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website is not active......taken down as "inactive" a few hours ago.

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Re: Re.: Steve Odell, Videographer/Photographer [Re: Marty] #506391
08/03/15 04:42 PM
08/03/15 04:42 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
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san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline
collyk  Offline
The website is still up. What link are you looking at? (edited)'re looking for the website that is listed above. I thought you were talking about his website, which is still up. In case you're interested in seeing his work. Here is a recent video.

Last edited by collyk; 08/03/15 05:17 PM.
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