Drum Corps: Round II
Last summer, I dove headfirst into the drum & bugle corps world, working all summer as a videographer for the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps. I returned to the corps’ media team for the corps’ 75th Anniversary season as a videographer and webmaster. The majority of our 2014 media team returned, meaning we didn’t have to start at square one again and allowing us to try new concepts that time didn’t allow for last summer.
However, the new season provided its own challenges as well. The 75th Anniversary was the focus for the majority of the summer, culminating with a gala and show at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA, along with performances with the Boston Pops on the 4th of July in Boston and out at Tanglewood. As a result, my duties on the road were split between preparing media for the 75th show and the events happening on the road.
My favorite project hands down started as a concept in 2014, but we didn’t have enough time to make it happen on the scale that I wanted. We started working on it during the first week of the 2015 season and we finished it during finals week. It eventually ran on the video screens at Lucas Oil Stadium as the Crusaders left the field during DCI Semifinals and Finals. I worked to capture as many interesting places and facets of a corps member’s journey in one video. The result was the Road to Finals:
Other projects this summer included an upcoming 75th Anniversary documentary, preview videos of the 2015 show, an advertisement for the 4th of July performance, editing of various Crusader Cam episodes, and a recap of the entire 75th Anniversary week of celebration:
It was an honor to help capture the spirit of the Boston Crusaders’ 75th celebrations and it was exhilarating to see that energy carry through the generations of alumni all the way to DCI Finals. The corps has the leadership and the drive to carry them far for the next 75 years.