Ah yes, the video that encompasses 365 days of work for 365 Degrees Consulting. I started making this video back in May last year. I was capturing confessions, setting up cameras at events, showing highlights and hard times, and using it as a way to chronicle what I do. It was fun, and then it was scary. How you edit 35 hours of footage into a 10 minute movie? Great question! First, it takes a ton of patience. Then, it takes more patience. Then, you have to go through it with a fine-tooth comb. It was really fun and I’m proud of the results. I hope you like it and try it for yourself!
PS-I did a contest last month for my newsletter readers – make and submit a video by March 31st and I would include them in my April newsletter. For those of you who aren’t subscribed (you can do so on my homepage), here are the winners!
Top 5 Video Winners
I challenged everyone who reads this newsletter to create a video to submit to my contest. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, you can read about it here.
I received many videos that were a huge stretch for a lot of people who have never done a video in fear of doing it wrong, not looking good, feeling like it has to be perfect, and those who thought they had nothing to talk about. The funny part is, they did it anyway. They tried something new, scary, and uncomfortable. What I got back was interesting, fun, and creative.
So, here are the top 5 submissions I received for my contest, in no particular order. I rated them based on creative approach, effort, and overall message. Thank you to everyone who sent me a video and congratulations to everyone who participated. Doesn’t it feel good to take risks?
Submitted by: Damon Klotz, Brisbane, Australia
Why I chose it: His description changed the way I viewed it- “Watch how this young boy embraces the change every time a new song comes up. He doesn’t dwell on the past, he takes the change with both hands and dances to it. If a six year old can embrace the change this easily, can you?” Awesome!
Submitted by: Michael Chaffin, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Why I chose it: This is the way awards should be given! I love how it’s so genuine and real. I was almost crying tears of joy for people I’ve never met, but wish I did!
Submitted by: Rex Williams, Everett, WA
Why I chose it: I’ve met Rex, and his innocent humor always cracks me up. This video is the perfect blend of hilarity and genius. Looking forward to what he does with the new project.
Submitted by: Martha Johnson, South Hadley, MA
Why I chose it: I’m really impressed with how far out on a limb Martha went to create this. It’s informative, has a great message, and she taught herself all the tools when she heard about the contest. The book is excellent too!
Submitted by: Bernd Nurnberger, Yokohama, Japan
Why I chose it: This video could have been shot sitting at a kitchen table, but no, Bernd shot it on location, in the shower. Really kicks it up! Remember, location, location, location!
Tom Bentley, California
The Knower of All Words…or…
Judy Greenslade, Australia
Comparing my book to a glittery purple shoe!
Igor Asselbergs, Amsterdam
Paint a room in less than a minute – this is awesome!
Thomas LaRock, Massachusetts
He has a new book out and made a video about it!