GDoS 2011 Time-Lapse Video: Great Day of Service in Montgomery, Alabama

My previous video post was leading up to the Great Day of Service here in Montgomery, Alabama—this post is a follow-up to GDoS 2011.

For my family, the Great Day of Service started at 8:15 a.m. at the Golden Living Center in Montgomery, Alabama where a group of volunteers were restoring the community gardens and outdoor recreation area.

There, my 3-year-old daughter had the time of her life digging in the dirt and helping her mother plant flowers around the shrubbery—stopping only for a moment to run to Walmart with her Daddy for some additional supplies.

Once complete, we moved on to the site of Covenant Family Ministries where we helped build an addition onto their facilities. With a solid team of men, and the ladies to watch the children, Family Teams for Christ Sunday School class was able to make relatively good progress on the addition. Not entirely completed before the rain arrived, the project volunteers may be returning later in the week to tidy things up.

By the end of the day, everyone was completely exhausted. Soon after returning home, my wife and child were fast asleep leaving me to post-processing the photos of the day and assembling time-lapse videos for Sunday service.

For those of you interested in the equipment and method used for the time-lapse: Canon 50D with Sigma 10-20mm DC HSM lens. Opteka timed shutter release set to fire every 60 seconds. Stills were then processed for color and aspect ratio of 16:9  in Photoshop then combined in QuickTime Pro at 10 FPS.

The images below were taken by Chris Thornton, a member of Frazer United Methodist.

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