Archive for November 5th, 2011

Tribute To My Father: Celebrating 60 Years

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

A few weeks ago, we had an early surprise birthday party for my dad, who turns 60 in a few weeks. I put together a video/slide show tribute which was screened during the party. My dad continues to be a hero in my life. He’s a giant of a man, setting the benchmark so high, it will be a struggle to reach its shadow.  For those of you who don’t know him well, this video provides but a brief glimpse into his remarkable life.

It was filmed on a Canon 5DmkII and edited in After Effects and Premier.  It also includes my first experiment with my green screen.  I used Boris ChromaKey, which seemed to work remarkably well.

Disclaimer: it was around 3:30 am when I filmed myself for the voiceover, and I look like I’m a bit stoned.  It was also right on the heels of working a 70+ hour week, so I was just a tad fatigued. Oh well, it was too late to re-record; and I would’ve just been more tired anyway.

Music:

Bach Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major by Yo-Yo Ma
Valse Frontenac by George Winston
Sailing by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
A Mother’s Heart by William Joseph