This is a rough cut of a sizzle reel we were hired to create for Lucile Ball's 100th Birthday Anniversary by CBS Home Entertainment. Ironically we were hired to create a sizzle reel and then it was taken away and finished by CBS, with very little changes, and used to partner with Time Life on a DVD series as opposed to a Celebration of Lucy's 100th Birthday. You may see some colorized shows on the air now such as "Lucy's Grape Stomping Episode' - rest assured that was my idea along with some others - like MAKE THE USP ABOUT THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY and not just another DVD series. Unfortunately, CBS did the latter and it bomb. But working with this footage was amazing! Thank you CBS Home Entertainment for the experience.
I was handed footage from a home video camera that was present at this event without audio and asked to turn it into a "sizzle reel" for a series of self-help videos. There was no rhyme or reason to the footage, but I let the "Light" guide me, and 14 years later (today is 7/24/2015) I still get a tear in my eye when I watch it through to the end. Please enjoy, and never let go of the message presented here. Thank you.