I wrote, directed and produced this short movie in 2006 as a fun project to do with my daughter, Kendall. The footage was shot with a Sony 8mm home video camera and edited on my laptop with a basic video editing program. It was all done a year before I bought professional video equipment and started Morrison Video Productions.
In doing this, my goal was not to create a cinematic piece for critical acclaim or some broad public forum. I just wanted to do something fun with Kendall. As the years have passed, I still enjoy watching this movie. Kendall and her best friend, Gavin Stuart, did a great job in their acting debut. They were both 7 years old (going on 8), and they handled the monotony of movie-making very well. During any production, there’s a lot of down time and the constant need to reshoot scenes can test anyone’s patience, especially a child. But they were both good sports during the whole process. I hope they both will look back on this movie and the time we had making it with the same fondness I have for it. To me, it’s a true masterpiece- not because of any artistic brilliance, but because of the wonderful memories it plays for me whenever I want to see them.
June 2, 2013
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I love this commercial that ran for a short time on television. I assume it was pulled because of pressure for AARP or similar organizations.
I’m amazed at how many people in business don’t respond to emails and voice mails. I’m not talking about cold calls or spam; I’m talking about people you’re currently doing business with. If someone sends you a message, is it too much to ask to respond with some sort of acknowledgment? Even a short message that says “Got it” is sufficient to let the sender know that you have received their message. It’s just simple courtesy, and there’s no excuse for not doing it in most cases.
I’m about to spend the day with my wife and daughter at the park. The weather is perfect- sunny and a high of 80. We’ll cook out hot dogs, play some games, go for a walk, and best of all, relax under a tree and read. I live for these days, and I thank God for blessing me with all the things that make them possible. It’s always good to reflect on your blessings and remind yourself of what you have rather than worry about what you don’t have.