Hockey Sounds from Scott Duffy on Vimeo.

Although I’m looking forward to spring/summer, I’ll be sad to see our backyard rink go. It’s been another great winter for outdoor skating and my two boys took full advantage. Despite getting his butt kicked by his older brother, my youngest son’s skating drastically improved over the last 3 months. No children were harmed during the filming of this video. Thanks to my wife Kelli for helping me shoot this past weekend and for putting up with my non-stop camera obsession. In this (quick cut style) video, either a person, object or thing is centered in every scene. Here’s a whole bunch of good ol’ Canadian hockey in under one minute. Crank it up on a good sound system or use headphones for a better overall viewing experience.

Shot using a Blackmagic Pocket Camera, edited with FCPX and coloured with DaVinci Resolve.

Music by: Matt Bauer “Western States” (myspace.com/mattbauer)
Downloaded from the Vimeo Music Store vimeo.com/musicstore

Created for the Weekend Challenge: vimeo.com/groups/weekendchallenge

2012-13 DSYTHL Squirt Green Champions on Flickr.

I’m so proud of these kids and the hard work they put in this season. It was humbling and amazing to watch them on their journey as a team, bonding and learning to play together.

I told our coach at the beginning of the season that I didn’t care if we lost every game, so long as the kids had fun and all ended up a better hockey player than they began the season. I meant it.

For there to have been across-the-board improvement, AND the team finishing in second place for the regular season, AND going undefeated in a tournament in Colorado, AND winning the league championship to cap it all off: the stuff dreams for your kids are made of.