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Summer Vacation

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The worst part about summer is it’s over, the best part, everything.  After last year’s Sunshine Day music video, this year I envisioned an old home movie.

For 2012, we added a GoPro camera.  Surfers, adventurers and random people like me use the GoPro to get point-of-view video while action is happening.

We snapped her into a bike helmet, onto friends’ heads while playing ball, and for THE shot I waited all week for; we had her on a boogie board.

1st shot from GoPro is always me pressing record

After getting video of me riding in a wave, I wanted to switch her around to reverse the shot.  Standing in calf deep water with my friend Paco, I released her out of her clip and she juggled around in my hands until she plopped into the ocean.  It was the same time a wave came in and swept her out to sea.  We searched.  Those nearby, who saw what happened, searched.  We walked the beach at low tide but she was gone.  So this year’s summer vacation video is for GoPro, she was taken too soon, but went out doing what she loved!

 

Here’s what I did on my summer vacation:

PTown from Susan Tran on Vimeo.

sunshine day

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

This is what happens when a bunch of current and former TV news people go on vacation… we make fools of ourselves creating a music video.
Okay, that’s not actually a factual statement. The truth, I’ve always wanted to do something like this (I am also desperate to participate in a flash mob!) and well, I coerced everyone into taking part! I used guilt for some, temptations of fame for others, but really, I just begged!
Here’s to sunshine days…