Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Awards Night

Each year the Hellgate Road Runners hosts an awards banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the club and acknowledge a few select individuals for their achievements. We eat, drink, celebrate, dance and take pleasure in seeing each other in something other then sweaty technical gear.

I am once again editing a video montage of photos taken over the past year. It’s a fun project but time consuming and a bit stressful. Taking more than a 1,200 photos and whittling them down to 50 or 60 so they fit into a three minute song - while mindful to use only the best and most flattering pictures but also to include at least one shot of each person. I’m also trying to sequence them logically, politically and with the ebb, flow and crescendo of the music.

Did I mention I have a fulltime job? Am in the middle of training for a marathon? Have a wife and a 4 month old baby at home?

Yeah all true. But, it’s a great party and people seem to enjoy the photos. The big mystery is what song will I use this year…

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
-Bob Marley


Diana Pittet said...

Will you post the final video on your blog or on Hellgate's? I am going to miss Awards Night this year, but I very much want to see the product of your hard work.

Anonymous said...

Stop complaining!!! LOL I can't wait to see the montage. I hope to see the one photo of me since that is all that may be of me in 2007. See you on Saturday.

Yvonne said...

We seriously appreciate all your hard work Josh. Last year's montage was fabulous! I have the tune you have to use for next year's montage - you WILL be doing it again next year, right?!

Ben, aka BadBen said...

I enjoy putting stuff like this together, too. It is time-consuming, though. Good luck.

Happy trails,
Bad Ben

13akbal said...

Your my hero.. job and baby, you can still get in a post every now and then, and you win awards. Way cool :-)