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Video Data Services Inc.

Go behind the scenes, and see why video still rules.

This story appears in the March 2001 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

It wasn't until Virgil Miller retired as a Kern County, California, deputy sheriff that he was able to plunge back into a passion that had fascinated him since his days of competitive roller-skating. Did he return to gliding across that smooth rink? No. "[For skating,] we used to use these huge old black-and-white, reel-to-reel type video cameras for training purposes, to review technique," he says. "It always intrigued me."

That's why these days, Miller is the one behind the camera, calling all the shots along with partner Rory Graham. Years ago, Miller and Graham each purchased a Video Data Services (VDS) franchise from the video production company and became acquainted with each other via the annual VDS conventions. When Miller, the West Coast trainer for new franchisees at the time, and Graham, the East Coast trainer, learned there were offers on the table to purchase VDS from owner Stuart Dizak, they jumped at the chance to take the helm. A desire to improve the training program had been on their minds for some time, and this was their chance to accomplish that and more.

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