My son and my daughter go to Blessed Sacrament school, As a 7th grader, it was Joaquin’s second year playing football. This is middle school football so the team consists of 6th, 7th and 8th graders. In the past I had posted a webpage of his schedule on my main website www.g-man.net and had done the same for his first year as well.
Now, I’m more of a videographer but my wife’s Nikon D40 digital camera was just calling to me. So I started taking pictures of his games during the second season. Turns out (like with video) that if I’m behind the lens – then I won’t get so over excited about the game – you know, proud papa and all. Soon I was walking down on to the sidelines and just getting really involved in the picture taking. I was snapping close to 100 pictures a game and when the season ended – I had a total of about 900 images! I finally culled them down and decided to make a slideshow of the season.
My theme for this slideshow (it’s all about themes with me) was “Band of Brothers” like the Band of Brothers HBO series – which I highly recommend to anyone. I used the music from the series, assembled the images into a slideshow and then burned it to a DVD. I even designed a DVD cover image. That first image up to the left is the DVD cover – if you click on it – a larger image will “pop up” on your screen.
My intent was to capture the toughness, camaraderie and friendship the team displayed during the football season – plus to present this DVD of the season to the hard working and caring coaching staff.
Below you will find a movie of the slideshow so click on the play button.A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.
The “flash version” doesn’t do the pictures any justice – I had to compress “the heck out of it for web delivery” so for a higher resolution version click on this link and select the Quicktime version.
Be prepared to wait though, it’s a big file so there will be a delay in the presentation and you PEECEE users may need to install the free player to see the slideshow at a higher resolution.
Thanks for letting me share,