The video project I’m working on today for a client took me to Key West and as I was capturing footage and photos around town, I stopped to take picture of a huge kiss statue that was just lifted into place a few hours ago.
This couple asked me to take there photo with there phone and I was a little annoyed because I was juggling multiple cameras at the moment. But I took a photo with their phone and then realized it was a perfect opportunity to capture the moment. A producer I used to work with used to say one thing he said he was looking for in b-roll footage was “life.”
For all I know we could have been making history today since this may be the first real kiss in front of the art work. This reenactment kiss will soon become a cliche. But chances are good, you saw it it first.
The composition isn’t perfect, but I only had a few seconds to “capture the magic.” A phrase I first heard Jimmy Buffet say in regard to his not being the best musician, but he knew how to capture the magic better than most musicians.
And this post is at least historic (with a little “h”) in that it’s the first post I’ve ever written while on a ship at sea.
P.S. Jimmy Buffett has a recording studio in Key West called Shrimpboat Sound that I drove by this morning. It’s where he recorded his short part of the song It’s Five O’clock Somewhere.