Help Sean O’Phelan bring Ireland to the Big Island and put on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Check out this quick video for Sean O’Phelan, who runs the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hilo Hawaii. Starting this year, the parade has expanded into a weekend consisting of a ball, pub crawl, and downtown parade. Sean is currently looking for more volunteers, but expects a great turnout from the community. I’ve followed him since he started – he’s a great guy. You can find more information on his new website http://hawaiiirish.org/ which seeks to connect those of Irish ancestry on the Big Island of Hawaii.
This was a simple video to produce; I met up with Sean in Downtown Hilo on a sunny day, and shadowed him as he walked from business to business to drum up support and hand out flyers. Later in the week, I attended one of his volunteers meeting and got to hear a lot about the behind the scenes activities of the parade. After the meeting, I was able to record a quick synopsis of the history of the parade, as well as a call to action. Sean basically talked for 12 straight minutes with prompts. I walked around, got several angles and was able to splice them together with my other clips and pictures. All things considered, I think I captured the Irishness I was looking for.
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