Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Autistic Celebration Run - The Video

Up until now, Alex's video of his 300+Km, Tip-to-Tip on PEI, Autistic Celebration Run, was only available in 3 parts on YouTube. Now, for your enjoyment, here it is as it was intended, all one piece (~21 minutes) on Vimeo.

Alex made this short video as part of his presentation at the Prince Edward Island Marathon Speakers Series
in October, 2006.

Here is the introduction I gave it when we first posted it (in 3 parts) on his iRunan Blog:

"When Alex first told me he wanted to run across PEI, he told me he wanted to make a documentary about it. So, shortly before we took off, I rolled up my jars of saved quarters and loonies ($1. coins) and we bought a little video camera.

We didn't get a lot of footage. It was hard enough biking and keeping my balance, snapping all the photos I did was quite a bonus, but trying to video as we were in motion proved next to impossible. Every morning (except the morning we were in Charlottetown and discovered the camera had been left on and the batteries were dead) we started our day with Alex's commentary. We do have some footage from the trail, far more than made it into this final cut. His first movie was over an hour and a quarter long. Because, at the time, he was putting it together to show during our PEI Marathon presentation I told him he'd have to cut it down to about 30 minutes and he cut out all the actual Run video except, I think, a bit in Summerside, the Police escort into Kensington, and the bit at the end as he reaches the East Point lighthouse.

What he ended up with in this video short is a 21 minute video that tells the story of his run, in daily commentary of where we are and where we're going, his choice of photos from that day, and his choice of music to help tell his story. He has captioned it to accommodate his poor articulation so you'll all understand him.

Again thanks to everyone who helped make the Run possible and helped out along the way."


The Autistic Celebration Run, Tip-to-Tip Prince Edward Island.

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