Thursday, May 20, 2010

What LOST Has Meant to Me: 6 Years in 6 Minutes

When I asked you to create something that represents what Lost has meant to you for the contest, I realized that I needed to do the same. I am not artistic, nor am I particularly tech savvy when it comes to video editing, but I put together a montage because the photos from my Lost experiences speak volumes (as do the wide grins in every photo). 

The pictures in this video represent 2 Comic-Cons, 2 trips to Oahu and set visits, 2 Lost Weekends, 1 red carpet, several fan parties, personal memorabilia and more. Thank you to those of you who took some of these photos, especially Julie Hodgins-Zillman for her beautiful S6 premiere shots of the red carpet.

The two songs are by Vanguard Records artist Matt Nathanson ("Come On Get Higher"). He happens to be one of my best friends, and I have his blessing to use this music. That being said, please do not repost this video without giving him music credit. 

I tried to sync the first batch of photos to the lyrics of the first song; some are subtle and some are quite obvious. The second song merely accompanies a hodgepodge of pictures. And yes, I broke my own 3 minute rule. But 6 (or so) minutes is fitting, for six seasons of a series and six years that have changed my life. 

I will be posting the contest entries received thus far on Friday night or Saturday morning. 

Enjoy your finale weekend and experience! 


Bette said...

Very, very nice! I can't believe how much I am choking up over these tributes.

shar said...

That was great Jo! Fun to see all those pictures of your great ride. Of course your ended with Juliet! It all culminates this weekend. I'm still in denial about that. Thanks for all you do on line for us fans. And again it was great meeting you last night.

Julie said...

Great video Jo! I can't believe it is almost all over. It has been such a ride over the past 6 years. In the years LOST has been on I have moved to a new city 22 hours from home, gone to college, graduated, got engaged, married, purchased our first car, purchased our first home and all while never missing an episode on that special night! Whatever night it was on.. Lol. I am so glad Jeremy and I got the chance to come to Oahu and see the sets, meet some actors and just spend time in beautiful Hawaii before the series ended. It was something we'd been saying we should do ever since season 1 ended but never thought in a million years we'd get a chance to do so. I feel so fortunate to have been at the very last Sunset on the Beach with thousands of fellow fans watching what they love the most. What a fantastic experience. It has also been wonderful to meet fellow fans and make some great friends in the process! Watching this video really shows how many amazing things you have gotten to experience. Way to go Jo, you deserve every bit of it!

Sunday night I will be curled up on my couch with many friends, many snacks and many kleenex. Enjoy the series finale!

Sherylm said...

That was excellent, Jo! You have so many good memories to keep.

Carrie said...

LOVED LOVED LOVED the video!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

~Karen~ said...

This amazing six season ride has changed so many lives.
It is an honor to have met and gotten to know you over the years. Thank you for including one of our moments here.
LOST has brought so many wonderful people into our lives and for you it has opened doors.
To quote our John Locke..."We were brought here for a reason"
Thank you for everything you have given and shared with all of us. And thank you for your friendship.
You're stuck with me now! lol
Much love,