#358 The Awesome Foundation – Helmet Hero

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If you recall, last year I got a grant from The Awesome Foundation to give away bike helmets. I was supposed to make a video to show my experience and it was going to be shown at a party. I was pretty excited about this but it kept getting pushed back and pushed back and now it seems like it will never happen. At least before the end of SYED.

But I also kept pushing back working on the video because it seemed like such a monumental undertaking. There was a lot of video to go through and there was the added pressure of making something good enough to show at this party. I had a lot of lofty aspirations of what the video would be.

As the blog started winding down, I had this horrible feeing of not finishing what I started. Did I have to have a party to make the video? And when one of my readers asked whatever happened to my project, I realized I had to finish it.

I’d fallen victim to the trap that I always talk about: putting off is the same as not doing. Doing something is better than doing nothing. I mean, give it your all but get it done. So I worked all day yesterday to finally finish it. Is it everything I hoped it would be? No, but I’m happy with it. I had a specific idea of what I wanted to make and I did it. Hope you enjoy!

Big shout out to my friend Tim without whom I wouldn’t have been able to shoot most of this video!

9 Comments to “#358 The Awesome Foundation – Helmet Hero”

  1. Vivi 26 February 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Awesome!!! XD I’m glad you finished it!!!

    • Greg 26 February 2012 at 10:50 am #

      Thanks! You made me get my butt in gear about it 🙂

  2. angela 26 February 2012 at 10:54 am #

    I think that turned out great! Excellent song choice.

    • Greg 29 February 2012 at 10:03 am #

      Thanks. I think the song matches and is funny.

  3. Mayura 26 February 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    That was just awesome. And i am not exaggerating the least bit. Enjoyed every second of it. Especially the opening with you chasing people. I definitely think you should post it up on reddit, it could really take off.

    • Greg 29 February 2012 at 10:03 am #

      Thank you! I did put it up on reddit and I found out bike helmets are controversial… go figure.

  4. Shannon 12 March 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Aw! The video is adorable!

  5. LMH 11 May 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Very well done Greg!! The song fit so well and you did a great job showing how difficult it was to find people willing to wear a helmet. The second part was so redeeming to watch! This was like the Shawshank Redemption of Awesomeness.

  6. robzilla 23 June 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Promised myself I wouldn’t cry… Promise… broken!