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Jamaica Pond in the Fall

When I looked through some stock footage of Jamaica Pond today, I had a moment.  A moment of inspiration.  Here I was, with all this beautiful, unused video footage of the Pond.  I had to get it out to the masses!  In case you’ve never heard of it, Jamaica Pond is Boston’s best kept secret.  It makes you feel like you’re in the heart of Maine without leaving the premises of a bustling metropolis.  Check this video out, a collection of stunning high definition shots filmed in the Fall at the Pond, set to some music by Future Islands.

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The Stories Project: A new venture into video-documenting a historic Boston park system.

Scroll down to see two of the ‘Stories’ videos I am publishing!

This summer, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a nonprofit oversight organization of Boston’s historic Emerald Necklace system of parks, launched the beginning of a brand new venture  – the Stories Project.  The Stories Project is meant to video document the broad variety of stories that come from the 1,000,000+ people that visit the park system every year.   The Emerald Necklace is a 1000+ acre linear park system outlining the city of Boston that includes six parks in total, each with a different character and motif.  It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and completed in 1891.  The Stories Project is groundbreaking for the Emerald Necklace; it marks the start of creating a historical database of experiences formed at these historic parks and promotes and encourages use of the parks through a series of creative and compelling high definition videos.  These videos are being posted online and eventually will appear at the Conservancy’s new visitor center, opening in the fall.

[Update: All Six ‘Stories’ Videos Now On IGORoamandreport]

How do I know all this?  I’m the lucky son-of-a-gun that was hired to develop a vision and produce the novel video project.  Yes, it is my responsibility to find, collect, produce, and report Continue reading

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