Anonymous (not verified) - October 16th, 2001
Reprinted from an MacroSystem US press release:
(Boulder, Colo., September 27, 2001)--Hundreds of videographers--the people who film weddings, bar mitzvahs and corporate meetings-have offered to create memorial videos honoring victims of the recent terrorist strikes at no charge as part of a program being coordinated by MacroSystem US, a Boulder, Colo.-based manufacturer of video editing systems.
"In the wake of the September 11 tragedy, we struggled to find some way for us to use our resources to contribute to families of the victims," said MacroSystem US president David Slone, "We had received inquiries from owners of our systems and posted the idea on our email service," he said. "The response was immediate and overwhelming."
In the first hour the company received 54 positive responses. Within days, more than 600 videographers had signed up. Video producers from Maine to Hawaii, plus the United Kingdom and Canada, from professionals to school video labs to home users, have offered their services. Mark Hall, video instructor at Butte College in Oroville, Cal, said "My 25 production students are anxious to help in any way they can.... Send as many as you need."
"Many of the families that lost loved ones will be searching for meaningful ways to remember them," Slone said. "We know that making memorial videos from photographs is a wonderful way to do this."