Monday, January 31, 2011

Polar Bear Plunge

Great news. I am trying my hand at digital video. I got a cool Kodak Playtouch video camera for Christmas and on January 1st I got to try it out. There was a charity event our Home Owners Association was sponsoring for New Year's Day. It was the 2nd annual S.S. Polar Bear Club New Year’s Day Plunge held at our Meadow Hill community pool. Its the pool maintained by our HOA within our development.

The Plunge benefits the Scott Sullivan Scholarship Fund for amateur sports. The scholarship fund was founded in memory of Scott Sullivan, a former resident. Dianna had voiced a desire to participate in a Polar Bear Plunge and I decided to preserve the event for posterity. Dianna got a cool hoody "I survived the Polar Bear Plunge 2011" sweatshirt for her bravery.

So here is my first video production/editing effort. Sorry, I am still trying to figure out the ins and outs of the Windows Movie Maker program. The program crashed twice and I'm still trying to figure out how to apply the different transitions and effects. Oh yeah, the audio kind of was windy and the microphone is only good at short ranges. I hope you enjoy the show.

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME VIDEO!!! I hope you made it for the 3rd Annual S.S. Polar Bear Plunge too! It was a few degrees warmer:)