Every year the Peace Corps has a video challenge. I’ve never gotten my act together to enter but I was curious to see who won this year. Below is the winning video by Jamieson Cox. It’s a celebration of joy and happiness in Paraguay.
I recently saw the above commercial for Wells Fargo and after I wiped away a tear, I thought to myself, I wonder how many ads there are that feature gay couples. I looked it up and found that there are quite a few commercials out there representing brands and companies who weren’t afraid to be inclusive, even before the recent landmark Supreme Court decision extending marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples. Here’s some more proof that #lovewins.
Part of the reason I’ve been too busy to post is because I’ve been making a lot of video montages like the one above. I make these tribute videos for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, nonprofits, and lately a lot of Bar Mitzvahs.
In addition, I work on branding events including logo design, place cards, t-shirts, stickers, giveaways, and personalized gifts. Recently, I designed place cards meant to look like NFL tickets, a vintage logo for a 40th birthday, a surprise tribute video, and everything you can imagine for Brooklyn’s first birthday (lots of images coming soon).
In the video you’ll see a taste of the kinds of animations and transitions I use in my videos with some clips from families (including my own!) who let me share their images.
YouTuber Vinay Pulim posted this time-lapse aerial view from 6th Avenue and 29th Street of the MillionsMarchNYC march in New York on December 13th, which was estimated at over 25,000 people (organizers say it was twice as many). Citizens took to the streets in this peaceful demonstration following the grand jury decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner.
This type of solidarity is one of the things I miss most about New York.