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Completed St. Athanasius Commemorative DVD

posted Nov 4, 2014, 4:26 AM by Ioannis Moutsatsos   [ updated Nov 4, 2014, 4:28 AM ]
On November 1st, 2014 the St. Athanasius Parish gathered together to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Gala. The commemorative DVD was completed just in time and was offered as a token gift to all Gala attendees. Through the efforts and contributions of many in the community I was able to assemble some interviews, and archival photos and video material for this project. Having access to two earlier commemorative albums (from the 10th and 25th anniversary of the community) and being part of the St. Athanasius community for the past 17 years I was able to put together the historical time-line of the parish life. However, creating a story line and putting it all together within the constraints of the DVD duration time (originally targeted for 15-20 minutes) proved to be quite a challenge!

The final story revolves about what I call the 'major axes' of the community: Community History, Orthodoxy, Hellenic Heritage, Philoxenia/Hospitality, Education and the People. The final duration of the DVD is 33 minutes. Music used in the video was selected from the youtube audio library which contains a surprising amount of suitable cinematic music if you have the time to search for it. I hope to be posting a link to youtube after posting the Commemorative DVD project there.