This is my entry into the recent video contest entitled "Inspired by Melinda"
I decided I wanted take a different approach to most other peoples video and NOT put pictures of Melinda to a background song. Instead I filmed myself (at the start) and then just my voice narrating the story of how we all met up on the internet and followed Melinda's journey. It was quite scary to make - because I had to put a bit of myself into this video, including being one of the few people on this site you have actually seen AND heard, but Melinda's words about facing your fear and doing it anyway Inspired me to continue. This is partially why the title is what it is.
I also managed to craft every single one of Melinda's main performances somewhere in the video (one song is audio only). See if you can check them all off
I have to apologise to Tora, Dani and Sara - I had to chop the video a little to make it fit the 6 minutes I believed the contest was rather than the 8 minutes that it turned out were in the rules at the end, so their contributions to the flower project got left out (as did some other interesting stuff I would have like to have included).
As my server is likely to get shut down when I go on holiday soon, I have uploaded the video to this site. The video is my copyright but is licensed for use by others using the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 England & Wales License.
There are two versions - a high quality version and a compressed version. The compressed version should be good enough for most peoples needs. The high quality version is at DVD quality and was my formal
I recommend people right click
on the links and select "Save Target As" (internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (Firefox), as trying to play them directly screws up the synchronisation of audio and visual.
(Please give it 1 hour from this edit - it appears the upload is still happening despite it telling me it had finishedThis is the compressed versionThis is the high quality version