Today is my wife's birthday - a milestone, but I won't say which one. With her seemingly boundless energy, she is a constant source of inspiration. Last year, when she was very sick from cancer (see this earlier post), I made this little video. This year she's doing great, so I thought I would share it with a wider audience.
For Donna from Steve Moore on Vimeo.
About the video: it was done in Flash, very quickly, shortly before Donna's birthday last year. I animated a walk cycle on a Cintiq, then found a dozen settings in which to use it. It was very much improvised - no storyboarding, just the song by Steve Earle to cue me visually. I picked this song because it resonated with both Donna and I during the hard days of chemo. Its sentiment still rings true.
I urge you to sing along in a Steve Earle voice, preferably to someone you love :
"I love you with all my heart / All my soul / And every part of me."
Happy Birthday, Donna!