Saturday, December 31, 2011

It's All About the Montage Baby

Everything looks better to music and with a few special effects and transitions.  Basically it's all about the montage baby.  And I believe we all deserve a montage.  

On television people get montages when they are leaving a talk show, such as Regis or Meredith Vieira.  Or when accepting a fancy award.  

I believe we all should get a montage.  My whole life I have loved montages and television. Right or wrong, I loved them.  As a kid on my way to dance class or on the bus to school, I would look out the window and picture an opening montage with credits and everything.  

Too much?  Distorted reality?  Yes and yes.  But now I am a teensy bit more grounded and now just make montages for my family.  Because not only does everyone deserve a montage, it all looks better, just like my beloved tv.  

For example, I was inspired by all the end-of-the-year montages all over the past couple of weeks.  I set out to make a montage of the best moments of my family's year.  I thought 2011 sucked, but looking through pictures and videos I realized it wasn't THAT bad.  

2011 was full challenges and frustrations.  But it was also full of the most wonderful, precious moments. Moments of great fun.  And there was lots of dancing.  Thank god for the dancing.

So here's my montage....our look back at 2011, the year that didn't suck as badly as I once thought.
(This video isn't the best, just trying out a new software and made the video last night, well this morning around 2 a.m., after getting back from Pittsburgh. Please forgive shaky cameras and a few hideous transitions.)

This is the Today Show montage that I love.  I cried.  Love the Today show gang.


  1. Angela - that was an AWESOME video!!! Makes me wonder what highlights I'd include from 2011 if i made one. Thanks for making me think, and dwell on the happy events of the year.

  2. Happy new year to you Moe! Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment.

  3. Cool idea- sometimes we overlook the blessings on a bad day, that are in the day. Sometimes we do that for a whole year.