What is the story of a parade? Is the story the organization and effort that goes in to putting a parade on? Is the story the people who volunteer their time to build floats, march and participate? Is the story the people who come out to see the parade? What is the story of a parade?
The 275th Anniversary parade of Nazareth, PA is a celebration of the town, its history, and the people. For me, the celebration is the story. After all, isn't that what parades are all about? Celebration.
Videotaping the parade was the easy part. There's a lot of motion, colors, people waving, interesting angles, bands playing and marching, and fire engines with their lights and sirens. It all make for great video and is fun to videotape.
Editing though is a challenge. Especially in trying to determine the music. What is the music of a parade? Is it the marches of John Philip Souza? I played around with several different types of music from modern instrumental to jazz to marches to ragtime. Finally, I came upon a whimsical piece of music reminiscent of old time silent films. It was perfect. Once I found the right piece of music the rest of the edit was easy.
This was a fun project. Thanks to Joe Marcus of All Points Images for making it happen.
Happy 275th Birthday Nazareth!