Here is an 11 minute movie (great water action and great music) produced, directed and even edited by one of our own Summer Work and Travel students, Alex Hooi Kuan Wai, from Malaysia.
Alex won an HR contest at Busch Gardens Tampa about the work experience at Busch Gardens. It was open to ALL employees. And we're thrilled to announce this short movie by Alex won him First Place. And we're sharing this movie with you for two reasons:
- We want you to see the movie because it's fun and we hope it gives you some ideas for movies of your own that you can share with us.
- Alex can win other honors from Busch Gardens Tampa if he gets enough "likes" on YouTube. Please go out and "like" Alex' movie.
Our CEO, Kevin Morgan
, visited Alex on Wednesday at Busch Gardens when he was in Tampa. When Alex found out we're pushing his movie out on our Pinterest Board
, our Facebook
Page and Twitter
feed, he was thrilled. "It has been an awesome experience being on this program, and the only regret I have is that it isn't any longer. I'm not ready to leave Adventure Island yet, but all good things must come to an end. Winning the video contest makes me proud. I'm proud to have represented the Malaysians, the International Students, Adventure Island and also GeoVisions, in producing the video, may it be a legacy for future program participants!
Thanks, Alex. Here's hoping you can get a lot more "likes" on your video.
As we send a ton of people to volunteer abroad and teach abroad in the coming weeks, many are asking for ideas on what to teach when they are abroad. Can you Teach Abroad or Volunteer Abroad with your feet? Well, you can "walk the talk!" But this video below is about much more than that. The principle can be used as you go abroad and meet so many new and exciting people. Look for the lessons where you least expect them to appear.
My business partner's son, Mark Morgan, is the owner (and camera man, editor and producer) of Open Road Movies.
His newest film (shorter than 4 minutes) has been selected to appear at a film festival next week in Brooklyn, NY. Simply named Stools, this movie will leave you spell-bound. You will watch it multiple times.
Stool maker, Sentayehu Teshale in Ethiopia, will astound you with what he can do with his feet that most of us cannot do with our hands. This film is amazing and will surely do well in Brooklyn. "There are people who write or paint with their legs. Painting with legs is easy. It only requires mental focus. This requires physical power." - Sentayehu Teshale.
We have embedded the film below. We know you're going to enjoy it.