POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

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What would you prefer for the fan greeting to Leonard on his 75th birthday?

Poll ended at Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:07 am

Mosaic
52
69%
Video
23
31%
 
Total votes : 75

POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby MarieM on Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:07 am

Jarkko kindly reminded me of the poll option on the board. So, here's your chance to vote on the fan birthday greeting for Leonard.

This is the mosaic sample:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14614&st=0&sk=t&sd=a#p171755

This is the video sample:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQMKmCp-wS4
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Paula on Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:01 pm

They are both good ideas but I think the mosaic is the most practical.
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby tomsakic on Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:16 pm

I voted video as it would get some publicity on Youtube. I believe the mosaic is purely insider's stuff, from us to Leonard, to be published only at The Files? I liked that example video, would be nice to see such a thing, maybe even posted on his official channel. In any case we can get it online thru Marie's (speakingcohen) or mine (a1000kissesdeep) channel.
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby ladydi on Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:27 pm

I've cast my vote for the mosaic; however, Tom has a point that the video would receive wider coverage, and of course would be something we could all go back to time and time again to view. But then this IS a gift to Leonard. If we do the video also, we would have to select one of Leonard's longest songs (maybe ALL the verses to Hallelujah :D ) in order to splice everyone in for a few seconds!
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby burningviolin on Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:39 pm

ladydi wrote:I've cast my vote for the mosaic; however, Tom has a point that the video would receive wider coverage, and of course would be something we could all go back to time and time again to view. But then this IS a gift to Leonard. If we do the video also, we would have to select one of Leonard's longest songs (maybe ALL the verses to Hallelujah :D ) in order to splice everyone in for a few seconds!


Should the video option be chosen would it not be possible to do a few songs (we could do some more voting on what songs exactly!) and put them together to make a say 10 min video? Possibly too long I know but we could get everyone in then.
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Paula on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:18 pm

Tom you have a good point now I am sitting on the fence :lol:
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby mnkyface on Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:42 pm

I voted for video because I'm with Tom on the fact that it would get more exposure on YouTube and probably would be put up at LC's official site. Also, maybe we could contact Leonard's management and/or concert technicians and they could somehow project the video as a surprise to Leonard, before the Sept 21 show, or during intermission?? Could be a long shot, but maybe not!!
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Laura on Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:09 pm

I don't understand so well; if we do the video, do you mean to say that all of us must get filmed? How am I supposed to do that? (besides the fact that I hate getting filmed)

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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby MarieM on Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:44 pm

Laura,

You would only need to provide a still photo. Most folks will feature themselves holding up a word. But as you can see from the video, some folks chose to photograph their feet with the word or display the word in some other fashion. The still photos are then run together to make the video.

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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Laura on Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:39 pm

Thank you, Marie. This is a bit easier. I can happily give my feet to Leonard. ;-)

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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby margaret on Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:52 pm

Laura,
He could have my heart and your "sole" :)
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Stamatina on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:13 pm

I voted for the video, even though we'd have a hard time picking which song we're gonna create this way. In my opinion, the harder what we do is, the stronger our love and care seems to be. We might find it difficult to make the video, but it will be a much more satisfying result and it's worth it. (In my opinion -always). :D :)
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby TheSpice-BoxOfEarth on Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:55 am

I voted for the video because it sounds more interesting and versatile than mosaic. If picking song is problem, what about if we would try to write our own praise song for Leonard? (Maybe that is far harder but I think our birthday boy would really appreciate it.) We`d think together what we want to tell him and some music expert would compose and play it. While song our pictures with little greetings (like: Happy Birthday The Prophet of My Heart!) would run like that example video.
But what we ever decide to do, I am along with my whole heart! :D
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby Dream Warrior on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:14 am

Why does it have to be one or the other? Are two birthday greetings not feasible?
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Re: POLL: Mosaic or Video for Birthday Greeting

Postby SuzanneT on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:29 am

It is also in favor of the view Dream Warrior 8) .. if you'll send photos, each will send two, with one word and one without words, and when they find two skilled people, it could be done as a mosaic, so the video ;-) ... but if I had to choose and vote for the mosaic...
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