1. If the six states and 15 million people who make up New England have a heart, it is Boston. And from pilgrims to patriots, if Boston has a soul, it is Fenway Park. Sitting in what once was a bay that was filled in the 19th century, it is the oldest ball park in the major leagues. The Fens opened before a crowd of 27,000 days after the Titanic sank in 1912. Today, even hours before game time at 24 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215, you can see why both the Sporting News and ESPN call Fenway Park the best of the 30 stadiums in the American and National leagues. Rooting for the Red Sox is as New England as autumn color and Plymouth Rock. It is a legacy, and to some, a calling and a duty. If you want to sign up, perhaps a good way to start is by letting us take you out to the ballpark. n a city of churches, this is the cathedral that unites professors at Harvard and Yale, presidents like Coolidge and Kennedy and, dare we say, poets like Frost and King.

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  2. If you’ve ever thought your parent’s life would make a great movie, you might want to check out “In His Own Words,” incidents from the life of News Broadcast Network founder Jim Hill, when it debuts in the New York International Independent Film Festival. The 30-minute video uses episodes from his memoirs to trace a personal history, decade by decade, from his birth in 1919 to his death in 2003 with stops in journalism, politics, advertising, radio, television and public relations along the way. Hill’s voice was heard by millions as a national radio sports correspondent in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, and the video uses more than 700 shots, photos, graphics and voice clips and 22 songs to document the uncommon life of an everyday person. The video was shot on location in 11 states and the District of Columbia with most shooting occurring in California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. It also includes footage from such sites as the Iowa governor’s office, Victory Lane at the Daytona International Raceway and the U.S. Open golf tournament. The video took about 11 months to complete because it had to take a back seat to funded corporate projects. We estimated that about 300 hours went into the making of the video. Rather than edict his life through a series of factual statements about where he was born, where he lived, where he went to school, what his hobbies were, where he worked, where he was married, we decided to tell his story by using the stories that he himself had told in a privately-published autobiography. We chose stories from each of the 10 decades that he was alive in to give you a snapshot of the challenges he faced as wells the successes he had.

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  3. To Floridians, the Everglades are not a swamp but a river, the famously named "River of Grass." It’s more than 120 miles long and 50 miles wide. Moving at not quite two feet a minute, a drop of water can take six months to make the journey to the Gulf of Mexico. But for some of the one million visitors annually to the area of the Everglades National Park, the trip goes a little faster. Several places offer rides on airboats, a 20-foot long flat-bottomed boat or jon boat powered by an airplane or automotive engine that is caged to prevent objects damaging it. Called in their language “grassy water” by native Americans, the Everglades can receive up to 100 inches or rain during its wet season from April to October. But during the other five months, the everglades can become a walkable dry swamp with a highest point of land only eight feet above the water. Almost since the time the railroad was built starting growth in South Florida, the purity of Everglades have been under attack by politicians, land developers, urban areas, invasive plants and even the famous Tamiami Trail. Given environmental, scientific and political help, perhaps the River of Grass will continue to seep southward, and remain as an unchanging wonder in a world of change, the Foreverglades.

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  4. From the Green Mountains and the Canadian border, from Lake Champlain to Lake Memphremagog, we drove more than 1200 miles in seven days in a quest to do some leaf-peeping in Vermont. We saw leaves that were perhaps just past their peak in the highest elevations and coastal areas that were almost totally green. We saw deciduous trees and conifers, sugar maple, beech and yellow birch, as well as pine, spruce, fir and cedar and probably tamarack. Who can forget the reds, oranges, yellows and greens painted on the hills stretching up before us?

    Vermont, leaf peeper, Green Mountains, Burlington, St. Alban’s, Barre, Plymouth Notch, Calvin Coolidge home, Ethan Allen

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  5. Where else will you see Santa Claus and an Elf, riding a motorcycle on a warm day than in Florida? When Northerners ask how you celebrate the holidays without snow, Floridians keep the secret to themselves. This video tells how they do it. Shot in Tampa and St. Petersburg, the video parodies Jingle Bells with a warm-weather twist. The holiday lights in St. Petersburg, an outdoor ice skating rink in Tampa and other sights of the season, including Santa Claus on a cycle. Photographed, voiced and edited by Bob Hill.

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Just Point the Camera is a channel for videos that were produced with no budget or sponsor. In most cases, they spring from serendipitous opportunities to shoot footage and see what it could be turned into. Unlike other videos, these exist solely to scratch the creative itch, practice the crafts of shooting, writing or editing, and perhaps inspire others to take a camera, point it at something and see how the results can be shaped to inform, entertain or amuse. And before you ask whether I have too much time on my hands, I'm afraid I have to answer that your question misses the point.

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