A one minute film.
ORIGINAL REMOVED - THIS IS THE REVISED VERSION
The idea was to make a short film of my stepdaughter and her friends running in the Kempton Park "Race for Life". This is a sponsored womenonly wall/jog/run event held a various locations throught the UK throughout the summer, raising money for Cancer Research UK.
I soon discovered the foolishness of my idea:
Firstly, it's hard enough to pick out one person running in a crowd of 4000.
Secondly, the chances of getting a clear shot of that person are pretty slim when they have runners all around them.
Thirdly, you can't run around the track and and position yourself ahead of your subject .....
Fourthly, .... especially when there are crowds of spectators impeding your progress
All of this is blindingly obvious now, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Anyway I was very lucky to get myself a spot right on the start/finish line (carry something a bit bigger than a pocket camcorder and a tripod does wonders - people just seemed to assume I was "official". ) The only downside to this was that the finish "arch" cast a horrible shadow over the runners as they went through.
So I've stuck this together as an entry into my club's one minute competition. I'm not generally a fan of a film which is soley a "montage" to music so I've added some of the live comments of the MC & a local radio presenter as well as a few text overlays to give it a bit of a documentary feel.
I think the end result sits (awkwardly?) somewhere between montage, documentary and promo. Not sure. You tell me.
Quality on YT has disappointed a bit this time - in particular it has blurred the crispness of the "slides" & moving text, but you get the idea.