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20th Anniversary President History Video project
Rotary Club of Spruce Grove
Avenue of Service: Club Service Area of Focus: Public Relations
Country: Canada City/Region: District 5370, Spruce Grove, Alberta
Project Description
The purpose of this project was to video record an oral history of our Club in recognition of our 20th anniversary (1993-2013). 18 direct interviews were completed with Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove, one interview was completed by the subject alone, and two video montages were created in the absence of the Past President in question. Each interviewee was asked questions regarding their involvement in Rotary and with our Club. Each answer was recorded as a separate video clip, uploaded to our Club YouTube account, then edited, e.g. trimmed, colour/light adjustment, stabilized. Then still photos and/or graphics related to the topic of each answer were put into a PowerPoint presentation and converted into a video format. Then the video clips relevant to the Charter Year and each of the 20 full Rotary Years were arranged using the YouTube Video Editor, separated by a transition slide, into 21 continuous videos. The interviewee who conducted his own interview lived in another province. One montage was created because the subject had passed away and the other because they were unreachable.
Project Partners and Funding
Total Project Budget: $0.00
Partner Type Amount
Total Funding: $0
Project Results
20 of the finished videos constituting over five hours of recorded history and were officially unveiled during our 20th Annual Lobsterfest Dinner and Charity Auction on May 25th, 2013. The 21st video representing the 2012-2013 was completed in August, 2013. The ClubRunner article announcing the 21st video can be found at http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/story/StoryDetail.aspx?accountid=482&sid=349169&stid= Although this project is completed in terms of celebrating our first 20 years, an interview with the current President will take place in August, 2014 for the purposes of creating a historic record of 2013-2014. It is expected that this will occur every year after. Requirements: video camera, tripod, YouTube account.
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