This year, our band director, Mr. Rupert, decided that our Wind Ensemble would enter a Pep Band piece, In The Stone, into the annual KZOK Battle of the Bands competition. Mr. Rupert invoked my help for the video editing as well as assistance in the filming process. We decided that we would take a trip up a local mountain and film a scene on top.
This video project took around a week to complete with several days of planning, several days of filming, and several days of editing. The deadline for the video also happened to coincide with the deadline for MIT's Early Action Application, so that was fun. The video has been submitted as of November 1st and is available for public viewing.
Our video was recently featured in our local newspaper; check out the following link:
Update (02/03/2010): We have just made it past the voting phase of the competition. Our video and 9 others will be judges by a panel of celebrity judges who will determine the winners of the competition.
Update (02/18/2010): The results of the contest have been released and unfortunately, we did not place in the top 7. However, an individual decided that our movie deserved more and donated $1000 to our band program. Despite this rather disappointing outcome, I am still glad that I played a part in the production of this video.
The video is embedded below; if you have the bandwidth, please watch it in HD 1080p.