Its funny how things happen. I had just landed back in Ireland having been on holiday in Spain. I went to bed feeling relaxed and happy after my great trip.
As I was getting ready to start work the next morning I received a breathless phone call - could I video a talk for the Kinsale Peace Project in half an hour! As you can imagine there wasn't any time to think about this it was just 'yes' or 'no'.
When I heard myself saying "Sure, I can do that" my internal voice was screaming at me...which cameras, what about batteries, are they charged, lights, format cards, mics, leads, extra sockets...and so it went on. This is a sure fire way to get rid of your feelings of relaxation post holiday in a flash, not a recommendtion. Anyway I got there with about a minute to spare and no time for planning or set-up. So this was what is know as a 'run and gun' or that's what it felt like anyway.
Was it worth it? Definitely. Tomi was such an inspiring speaker.
I'm curious what did you find inspiring in his talk? Post in the comments below.
After Tomi saw the video this is what he said:
Fiona Kennedy is an exciting singer songwriter who was inspired by the story of the ultra marathon runner Dion Leonard and a brave little dog. Dion was befriended by a little dog who chose to run with him in the Gobi desert. Dion fell in love with the dog and eventually returned with her to the UK and you've guessed it called her 'Gobi'. He has written a book about the adventure called "Finding Gobi".
When Fiona decided to make a music video of her song she obviously didn't have 'Gobi' or even anything like Gobi but she did have her own greatly loved dog Tina. Tina willingly acted as a stand-in for Gobi and performed almost as brilliantly as Fiona.
You know what they say; never work with children or animals! For once they were wrong. We had a lot of fun shooting this video. I'm sure you'll agree Fiona's song is just terrific.
'Gobi' by Fiona Kennedy - rock music video
The video was shot on a tight budget over two days. It was edited in Nashville by David Montuy.
This video is one of a series of three we made for DoctoralNet. We also created DVDs of the videos for our client to bring to the US when she was visiting Universities on the west coast so she could leave them with information on her technology.
If you cannot watch the video at this time here is the transcript:
I share some of the video here as we create them for our clients. Obviously it is important that our client likes the work and we make revisions until the client says it is ready (within reason.) That said the client needs to be happy at the script stage ever before the filming starts.