Creating Waves of Awareness
How does watching this video make you feel? Can your attitude change how you look and feel? Can it make your life better? Can we make a bond of happiness around the world if we dance together?
Created December 15, 2008
as a holiday card from "FirstRoundCapital" when the economy began its decline. This video card has a light-hearted joyous appeal for the New Year.
Now unemployment is at an all time high and we have a New President with efforts underway to improve the economy.
This is there message:
"By all standards, this past year has defied normalcy. Two thousand eight has been a year when a typical Happy Holiday card fails to express the gratitude and emotions we have for everyone with whom we are lucky enough to collaborate — especially our 70 portfolio companies.
There's much work ahead but also much joy. So after a year when so many of the big things have us spooked, lets remember the happiness of simple things, like dancing with friends and colleagues."
The video embedded below is the 2008 Holiday Card from First Round Capital, a well known venture capital firm with an impressive portfolio, which includes companies like Powerset, OpenX, and StumbleUpon. First Round Capital introduces the video by writing that, “after a year when so many of the big things have us spooked, lets remember the happiness of simple things, like dancing with friends and colleagues.”
How the video was created:
In the video, First Round Capital had employees from their 70+ startups dance (each startup had employees dancing for a few seconds while the startup’s name and location was posted at the bottom of the screen) and combined that into a video montage with Garry Schyman’s ‘Praan’ as the background music.