Friday, March 12, 2010

Overcoming Obstacles

Here is the completed digital story Dan put together for his talk this morning at his school district's academic awards ceremony. Dan was the featured speaker and was asked to put together a 7 minute talk about overcoming obstacles by highlighting a couple of last year's Joe's Place graduates. He spent a lot of time thinking through how he was going to get all he wanted to say into a 7 minute time frame... while at the same time making it relevant for the more than 700 people there... ages ranging from elementary school to parents of students. I thought he did a great job! He even wore a tie... haven't seen him in one of those in I don't know how long. The clips of video at Steven and Fred's old houses were filmed by Matt Seilback for the Joe's Place documentary and the two tiny clips at the end were filmed by HECTV.

I almost forgot to include this... Fred and Steven were sitting at the front of the gym facing the audience... when the video finished everyone in the room gave them a standing ovation. I totally cried. How awesome for those two to come back after everything and get that... really, really awesome!

Tiny detail... you're not supposed to hear any audio until Fred starts talking about 40 seconds in...


Matt Seilback said...

Nice work Dan!

Amy said...

Bless you guys! Great video. I plan to share it!