#sol19 2/31: A Productive Snow Day!


What a way to spend a day inside-creating a new video from my treasure trove of photos and videos from my month in Thailand.  It’s not quite finished, but what fun to wake up and know I have something brand new to post to a community that might click above, watch my  almost 3 minutes of edited work- a complete first draft.

I’m usually hesitant to publish a piece at this stage in the process but I wonder what I have.  I’ve actually been working on another piece for the last few days, focused on the work with wheelchairs I came along to document but Kim White, my Road to a Better Life partner,  requested this piece and I didn’t hesitate to move to our cane work.

He is scheduled to make a pitch to the head of a hotel in Chiang Mai and he’ll use this piece to make his case.  I’m not sure he’s watched it yet but I’m sure he’s fine with you taking a first look. So far this piece does not have text or narration but the images are pretty powerful.

Funny how this new collaboration has been so different and so productive for me.. Long distance means nothing in our digital world .So far this piece does not have text or narration but the images are pretty powerful.

What do you notice?  What do you think it needs?  .

I stitched together a set of powerful images- trying to create a sense of place and people in need in these tiny villages in north Thailand.

There’s more than I could say but after a day with this piece my head is throbbing… good throbbing… and if you are motivated, please let me know what you think?

Great timing to be in day 2 of this marathon,


17 thoughts

  1. It has a good mixture of the caring giving and curious receiving and then the photos of thankful smiling. I don’t think it needs narrating, perhaps text would be enough. Then again, you have long experience creating videos, so you probably know better what would work for the audience and why.

    • Thanks Terje… Did you see that I’m having a tough time getting through your windows that prove I’m human? I don’t know why that’s happening this year… but I’ll keep trying.
      Thanks for taking a look. It’s not finished yet but I love this process of creating. 🙂

      • It’s strange that you have to prove you are human because my blog settings is that anyone can comment without verification. I find the verifications challenging sometimes – I don’t see well or type wrong or in hurry make basic math mistakes and then wonder whether I am human after all.

  2. That’s great to know Kevin… I had so much fun putting it together yesterday… editing sections in and discovering small moments I forgot about. It’s so much fun just reliving the experiences… I’m leaning to video more and more… my iPhone on a gimbal…

  3. I don’t know much (anything at all) about video editing, but to me the video is very moving. A simple idea, a simple gift with great impact. I like the title, and the length is good- long enough to include detail, not too long so people won’t lose interest. With someone to present and share the details of how to be involved, I don’t think it needs narration or text.
    But maybe add that at the end if the video needs to stand alone.

  4. This is amazing. The music is powerful and I heard the words, “I give you,” followed by “I thank you,” (in my mind) repeated again and again as I watched. It was a reminder that caring is sharing our gifts. The only thing it needs is information about how to give – get involved!

  5. Words aren’t needed at all! It is so clear and well put together to give the audience the understanding of the human condition and what was done to help.

  6. I love how it begins and ends with the road images. I’m not sure that it needs narration either. It think it’s very powerful as it is. I like the music. And I loved catching a couple of glimpses of you in the videos.

  7. I’m going to echo what others have said: the music and the images are enough. If it is part of a larger presentation, the talking can take place before and after. I love the video of the lady with the gold cane. It’s easy to take for granted how easy it would be to just go get a cane, and then to know how to adjust it to my perfect height. Nice job. 🙂

    • Thanks Lisa but I do want this piece to stand on its own so there are facts that I think we can add and still maintain its power but thanks so much for noticing… What a way to spend a day.

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