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Until that Moment

2011 January 13
by gpotter

Until That Moment (MP4)

I created #ds106 Assignment 1 using iMovie, Google Earth, a few images grabbed from the internet, and a piece of the very film footage profiled in this short story.


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  1. January 13, 2011

    How insane is that! Great story.

  2. January 13, 2011

    holy crap! what a small world! or… was she assigned to monitor you after you Got Out? hmmm…

  3. January 13, 2011

    @dlnorman heh heh – so crazy eh? We exchanged emails so I put together a bunch of footage for her that evening and sent it to her. I received a very heartfelt email of thanks from her the next day. This happened just before Christmas – it was the event that started my holiday spirit.

  4. January 13, 2011

    Did your license get renewed?

  5. January 13, 2011

    Oh yeah, go ahead and do something *serious* and get my heart thunping! That was a wonderful story and so cleanly executed (I did expect a little original theme music ;-)

    This is one I will like to toss into the mix of Amazing Stories

  6. January 13, 2011

    Holy hat? Are you kidding me? What are there like 50 people in Canada? What an amazing story, and the way you deliver it is spot on. How sick to think you are carrying around footage of her Grandmother’s birthday…wow.

  7. January 13, 2011

    @brian Indeed it did … but the photo on the new license is pure mugshot

  8. January 13, 2011

    @alan Glad you liked it – hope to peel off some original music over the next few weeks in a #sd106 assignment … feel free to take any element of the vid … .m4v is at

  9. pumpkin permalink
    January 13, 2011


  10. January 13, 2011

    Man, that is crazy! Not only a great story but well put together. Love that I got to see the old video clip. Is it me or do people in those types of films always look the same? Must be the fashion of the time.

  11. January 13, 2011

    That is freakin amazing!

  12. January 13, 2011

    Grant, that gave me goosebumps!

    Incredible but stochastically speaking completely plausible. Beautiful nonetheless!

    Well done.

  13. January 13, 2011

    @giulia thanks – it certainly was an uncanny experience – goosebumpable

  14. January 14, 2011

    Jaw on the floor. So simple and elegant. The story was amazing for sure, but the execution is what made it so special.

  15. January 14, 2011

    Very cool story! And I loved the delivery of it. Thanks for sharing your old family film and the beauty of connection.

  16. January 14, 2011

    Wow. Amazing story indeed.

  17. January 14, 2011

    Holy hell, that’s awesome!

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  19. Rob permalink
    January 14, 2011

    Seriously so well crafted! You lay it down and then get the hell out of there. Perfect.

  20. January 14, 2011

    Thanks folks … thrilled with such great feedback from everyone. If anyone would like a portable copy you can grab an .m4v here:

  21. January 14, 2011

    Oh my God, Grant! I have a page on my blog about my own weird coincidences, but they all PALE in comparison to this astounding story. (Which, even if it were not a true story would be awesome anyway, and should win an award) If you don’t mind, I am adding this story to my Coincidences page. If I start a page of Awesomeness, I’ll add you there, too, just because. Wow!!!

  22. January 15, 2011

    By all means – whatever element you would like to use – glad you liked it :)

  23. January 15, 2011

    This is storytelling! Creepy good old storytelling!! Good Work (Which Will Be Unbeatable) in #ds106.

  24. January 15, 2011

    What are the chances??? What am awesome story.

  25. Mickey Brown permalink
    March 27, 2011

    Thank you! This is s wonderful story! If we could gather all of these happenings, we would see how connected our World is. We are all made of the One energy (no matter what you name it) and are wired for knowing much more than our filters let in. Mickey/Mom

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