MIDWAY FILM – less is more

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Poignant, Striking, Captivating

There are so many things I love about voice overs; telling stories that need to be told, helping others make their dream a reality, combining video, music, and words to portray something greater than any of them alone could do.

This video is an excellent example of how sometimes, less is more, and the ever important – especially in the world of writing and media – show don’t tell. There isn’t a word spoken until almost 2 and half minutes in, and then only a few sentences.

The videography is exquisite, even if it is hard to watch at times.

The music ebbs and flows with the images – changing in tone to perfectly convey the emotion felt as you see the images.

The point of the short film is clearly made. I am now painfully aware of where many bottle caps and pieces of garbage that aren’t recycled or even thrown away end up.

Beyond this being a magnificently produced short film example – I of course also hope everyone that sees this is propelled to take action in whatever way they can. Spread the word about the film, stop buying so many things made from non-degradable plastic, stop littering, start recycling, clean the beach if you live near one. Clean up where ever you are! Show this to kids, neighbors, and co-workers, blog about it, get creative and make things or re-purpose things that you can use from your garbage, get a water filter and stop buying bottled water, stop drinking soda, go make your own movie…

For more info http://www.midwayfilm.com/ and http://www.MidwayJourney.com/

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"Say What?" © G. Paxton

Update: Thanks for your votes everyone – I won 1st place  😉

Sometimes we need a good dose of fresh air and the chance to use our brains in a completely different way. So when I saw a Scarecrow making contest at the park where my farmer’s market is I thought, hmm, I’ve never made a scarecrow before, let’s do it!

Here is “Say What?” my “unique” voice over scarecrow that didn’t turn out much like I originally planned, but she does at least stand (which was a feat of engineering)! She was going to feature knee high boots, which proved quite the challenge on top of a hill in the wind 😉

Now, she needs YOUR vote!

It only takes a few seconds, there is no sign up, no connecting, and no facebook app seeking access to all of your friends. Just click HERE  (http://surveymonkey.com/s/ScarecrowVOTE) click on “Say What?” and then “done”. You don’t have to vote for each category, although you are welcome too – my favorites are Bea Greener, and Miss Muffet)

Best of all, you can proudly show off your “I voted today” sticker 🙂

Thanks for your support!!!

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