Thursday, April 24, 2008

ULTRAHOLICS VIDEOS


For a fun project, I gathered a bunch of images from the past year-plus of ultrarunning. I placed them mostly in groups related to the races, but mixed in a few random images here and there, mostly of various scenery. Races include Tahoe Rim Trail 100 miler; Rio Del Lago 100 Miler, SF One Day; Fear & Loathing 50m (most of the SF city photos); Sunmart 50 miler; Rocky Raccoon 100 miler; American River 50 miler; Ruth Anderson 50 km/50mile/100km; Quad Dipsea; and various marathons, mountain races and training runs.

This first one is my favorite - I was able to use all my selected images, I think they are in pretty good order, I like where the scenes fall within the music and it ends at the perfect time. Rajeev Char was at the Ruth Anderson runs volunteering but afterward was going to a Pink Floyd cover band show. This song is a great cover of a Floyd classic.




This one is nice too, the images work well with the music & lyrics, shows most of the Ultraholics, and a good mix of scenery and people grouped for the most part by event. Plus, I really like the song:



Coming back from American River 50 miler with Rajeev, we listened to a lot of classical music, so in honor of that drive, the second format is set to Beethoven (sorry Raj, the Mozarts were too short), with a fade-out to silent images.


The last selection is shorter, to a punk-ish song:

9 comments:

firepotter said...

Very Nice! What program did you use to create the slide show? -Gary

Alan said...

It is a website called Animoto. Basically just upload photos, select music and it renders the video.

Rajeev said...

Alan,

Pretty cool I say!!

Rajeev

Mark Tanaka (Ultrailnakaman) said...

cool stuff.
btw will either mail or deliver the forms soon. got overwhelmed with work (7 straight days) and didn't even know where it was for a while.

Alan said...

Thanks Raj.....I'll look for some good Mozart for you for the next one.

Alan said...

Thanks Mark! I have a few weeks to get them to France, so should be OK.

Alan said...

Funny you mention you didn't know where the forms were, after 7 straight days I doubt you knew where you were!

Michael Kanning said...

Alan-

Nice photos, good soundtrack: those are awesome videos. Thanks for sharing them.

-Michael

anil said...

awesome work Alan. cool to glance through past year races and sceneries.

thanks for the info. nice collage