1. This is how we survived one of the coldest winters on record in Minnesota. Recipe: whole bunch of boxes from generous appliance stores, scrap wood from friendly neighbors, 10 rolls of tape, ridiculous amounts of time, a basement, four small stir crazy children, a crazy cold winter, voila!
    -More detail on how this video was made: blogs.twincities.com/flashgarvin/2014/03/25/making-of-the-magic-boxes/
    -See Magic Beard, a video I made last summer that went viral: youtu.be/zEYCPc9P-Q0
    -Learn more about me and my work as a professional photojournalist: bengarvin.com
    -Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/bengarvin
    -Learn more about the public domain music I used in this video: archive.org/details/1920s-louisArmstrong-51-60
    Thanks,
    Ben Garvin
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

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  2. Never let a good beard go to waste.

    What a joy it is to watch this video take off and know so many people are getting a good laugh from me pulling celery out of my beard. It has gone viral on YouTube and has been written about by websites and TV stations around the world:

    youtu.be/zEYCPc9P-Q0

    The stop motion video was built over time--lots of time--with an iPhone app called Stop Motion Studio. I edited it further in Adobe Premiere Pro on my PC by syncing it to music.

    -To learn more about the making of this video and it's aftermath:
    blogs.twincities.com/flashgarvin/2013/08/18/my-magic-beard/
    -To learn more about me and my work as a photojournalist:
    bengarvin.com
    -To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please go
    to video.storyful.com or email licensing@storyful.com
    -To follow me on Twitter (#MagicBeard)
    twitter.com/bengarvin
    -To learn more about the music:
    archive.org/details/Frog_Legs_Ragtime_Era_Favorites-6429
    -It was inevitable, Magic Beard t-shirts are coming soon. All profits will go to local charity in my hometown, Minneapolis. More detail here when they're available.

    "Real happiness lies in making others happy."
    -Meher Baba

    If you enjoyed this half as much as I enjoyed making it, I hope you'll pass it along.
    Thanks,
    Ben

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  3. Zach Sobiech, 17, of Lakeland, Minn., has been given months to live — he has cancer — and he’s spending much of that time with his girlfriend, Amy Adamle, 17, of Woodbury. “She’s strong enough to share the load with me,” Zach says. “It’s unbelievable. She knows how to say things in a way that fixes everything.”

    To read full story in the St. Paul Pioneer Press visit:
    twincities.com/localnews/ci_22148785/lakeland-teenager-rare-cancer-saying-goodbye-through-song

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  4. Thousands upon thousands of crows are seen roosting in Minneapolis during the winter.
    twincities.com/sports/ci_20015138

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  5. The first Minnesota Twins home opener in their shiny new stadium. This video compiles thousands of photographs taken at Target Field using tilt-shift lenses to create the miniature effect."

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