5.28.2009

Ablevision - Passion Plunge 2009

Hey! Here is a video I edited for Ablevision. Unfortunately, probably my last. We moved out of Boston yesterday, and are now living in Maine for the time being. Maybe heading to the Portland area? The Old Port? Home of DIMILLO's Floating restaurant, Bob Marley, and the Rustic Overtones? We will see.

Anyways, this is a video I've been working on for a little while now. Every year, in multiple locations, the Special Olympics has a fundraiser called "The Passion Plunge". People run and plunge into very cold water if they have raised the required funds, and then everyone parties in a tent and eats chowder and sandwiches. It's pretty much totally awesome.

Several things in this video I feel the need to bring your attention to:
1. All the music is culled from instrumental versions of songs I either demoed this winter, or wrote and recorded for the RPM Challenge.
2. The Lower Thirds (a person's name on the bottom of the screen) are introduced by a moving wave, which I animated from scratch. It's 4 or 5 similar wave images cycled and keyframed (FCP definition) to move across the screen.
3. I added the "ablevision" logo bug in the bottom right of the screen at the last minute, which proved to be a HORRIBLE decision because it took about three times as long to render, covered up some people's names, AND was partially obstructed by the YouTube bug. Oh well. Next time, I know to fade it out, or re-position it.
4. The shark fin animation is also made from scratch, and yes, sharks really do not swim that fast.

I hope you enjoy it!

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