As I have started doing some serious work on refining the structure of my Agile tales of creative customer collaboration presentation, I thought it would be a good idea to create a 1-minute movie trailer to break the ice and remind you of the Øredev 2008 conference in Sweden in November.
So here it is! Put on your headphones and enjoy.
So, what do you think? Do you like it? I certainly loved being the screenwriter, director, sound engineer and producer for exactly one minute of moving pictures! I now keep playing the soundtrack in my head though…mmm…I can’t get rid of it.
Let me share some trivia with you:
- The soundtrack is based on the popular classical piece “Carmina Burana (O Fortuna)”.
- I edited this work twice. I used iMovie ’08 on my Mac at home initially, but I found its lack of features (e.g. a timeline) too frustrating. I then switched to my old Sony Vegas on Windows, finally overcoming my fears due to the complexity of its interface. Although I am a very casual user, I’ll probably consider trying Final Cut Pro in the future.
- The first picture (yeah, that’s my big face, attached to that even bigger nose) is part of a great shot taken by the fabulous Martin Fowler at a recent software architecture workshop.
- After I finished my first draft, my colleagues gave me a lot of very constructive feedback; my wife Irene, however, has been my biggest fan and most methodical reviewer. The other evening, she gave me a dense list of comments and then rushed me to go upstairs and fix the trailer, mainly so that she could watch one of her beloved TV shows in peace!
Anyway, the whole point of the teaser is to remind you that my talk is going to be on Friday morning, November 21st and it is going to be… oh, well, you’ll see. Mark it on your calendar and miss it at your peril 😉
As you may have guessed already, I’m really looking forward to speaking at the conference and hopefully I’ll have the privilege to see you there.
The number and quality of speakers lined-up for the event is so impressive that, besides catching up with many good friends, I will avidly attend as many sessions as possible myself.