I know, I know – Memorial Day was yesterday. I didn’t post because I was working on something that I planned to put up then. However, I didn’t quite finish it as planned. It is done today, though, and I wanted to talk a little about its production.
First, it is homegrown. I made this using Windows Movie Maker. Photos are from various places on the Internet. The music is Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait”, performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwartz conducting. The narrator is James Earl Jones.
The photographic mix consists of a number of Civil War-era photos, artwork, and lithographs as well as a number of photos from the present day. If you listen to the narration and look at the photo mix, it should become clear that I am trying to tell a story, or, more accurately, to make a point.
Freedom. It is not free. As you watch this, think about all of those, both past and present, who have paid the ultimate price on behalf of the rest of us.