Run (and film) for the Water
This post comes from graphic design intern, Ryan Riggins.
Here at INK, we like to do our part to make the world a better place. It’s that motivation that brings us to work daily, but every so often we get unique opportunities to join in on the good work that our friends are doing outside our office. One friend in particular is the Gazelle Foundation.
Since its start in 2006, the Gazelle Foundation works to provide clean water for the people of Burundi, Africa by funding and building clean water projects. Through these projects, the organization hopes to break the cycle of poverty in the country.
As you may know, INK has been working with the Gazelle Foundation for the past few years, primarily focusing on social media for their largest annual fundraiser, Run for the Water. Last year, we also tried our hand at creating a few videos for them – and this year, we decided to expand on that.
Here are three videos we produced, filmed and edited for Run for the Water this year. For all three videos we tried to maintain the sense of joy and gratitude that the Gazelle Foundation team exudes by keeping the music light (all songs are actually from Burundian artists) and adding some whimsical movement to the opening and closing credit illustrations.
The INK team interviewed leading Gazelle Foundation volunteers who shared their perspective on providing clean water for Burundi by fundraising for the Foundation and encouraged participants to dig deep and do the same.
INKer Jess Warren and myself met up with Race Director, Michael Madison, to film a tour of the 10-mile course. (This included us hanging out of the window of Michael’s car.) The end result? An upbeat video that guides participants through the 10-mile course, providing helpful tips along the way.
We also had the privilege of interviewing 2012 (and now 2013!) first place male finisher, David Fuentes. He shared with us his heart for running as well as some training tips for conquering the 10-mile course.