So, I've been trying to do what I can within those constructs, like trying to talk to friends and family... trying to not only get them to vote - and vote "the right way" - but encouraging them to get involved. Now, I'm working on a video-slideshow presentation for a family project. The software is new to me, so I wanted to practice with it a bit first. So, I decided to do so by throwing together a few political slideshows. They're just slideshows, not videos, so they're nothing too dramatic. But one turned out nice enough that I thought I'd share it via YouTube. Then I decided to share all three... I doubt any/many people will view these low quality productions and, therefore, have an impact on any voters. But, I felt that with my lack imvolvement otherwise, at least it was another way to voice my opinion.
So, here they are...
crossfire: http://www.youtube.com/... ...this one is both a tribute to our troops and a condemnation of those leaders who sent them off to Iraq. It is, in my opinion, the best of the three slideshows.
winds: http://www.youtube.com/... ...this video tries to be more upbeat about our future, as it is so easy to be negative right now, focusing on the politicians looking to enact this positive change. I should have included more imagery so that I could include more candidates and so that it would flow better. But, it is what it is - I tried to focus on Senate challengers (somehow, I forgot Casey!! ...but incumbents in a battle - like Menendez - were intentionally omitted). At the end, I also make my 2008 preference obvious. :-)
badboys: http://www.youtube.com/... ...this one is the worst of the three, in my opinion - a disjointed cacophony of corruption. Sorry, the Republicans give us far too much material to work with. In fact, once I finished this mess of a slideshow, I still had about 20-30 images on the "cutting room floor" I'd regretted not including.
I never ask to be rec'ed and if you don't like the slideshows, please don't rec me just because I'm asking - don't encourage others to view the garbage. But if you do like them, I am asking to be rec'ed, so that more people will see them. Thanks & I hope everyone has a fine Sunday.