Some 1,500 Photos = One Cool Video!
Pendleton, Indiana September 17, 2010 – It was a dandy! I don’t think there is anything in any town that appeals to the generations more than a town’s Homecoming event. Some Football, food, family, friends, and, of course, the parade. I've been to several Homecoming Parades here in Pendleton, Indiana but I do not remember one being quit like todays. It was an event that literally rocked the pavement on the main drag through town.
Normally I video the Homecoming Paradesfor my website. This year I thought I’d go another route after seeing a couple of other works by some pretty good photographers. Well, their more than pretty good. When you’re photographing folks like Bon Jovi there is no doubt you’re good, very good. Not to say I’m anywhere near that talented for a photography nor do I have the kind of hardware he was using doesn’t diminish my love for the still camera. Normally the photographs I take are a snap here and a snap there to go with some story I am doing to go with the video. I've wanted to do a straight photo shoot for some time but the opportunity just hadn’t presented itself.
I had planned on going to the Homecoming Parade and as usual take the video camera. That was until I watched the video on Vimeo a few days ago.
When I do photos the subject I like most are of people. What could be better? There would be tons of people at the parade. It was a blast! Coolest parade I can remember. I was able to photo several good friends plus scores of others during the 1,500 frames I shot. Yep, 1,500 and all but a few went into this video photo slide show. Must admit, working the video up with that many photos was a trip. It may not to everyone’s liking but I’m good with it. Being my first go-around at this personally I don’t think the video slide shoe is bad at all. In any case it is different and, to me, it’s fun to watch.
Pendleton may not have won their Football game tonight but I don’t think anyone beat them ever when it comes to celebrating Homecoming, no where, no time.
Hope you enjoy the video. I’d like to hear what you think about it and any ideas you can through mu way about this technique because I think I have found another love.
Music: Pendleton Heights High School Marching Band