Local Artists Create A1A travelogue
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Byway Program Administrator, Sallie O’Hara, announced to local Historic City News reporters that Friends of A1A members have collaborated with local artists to create a new travelogue which made its debut at last month’s Florida Scenic Highways State Conference.
More than eighty scenic highway leaders saw the premiere viewing of the new A1A video; “A Road That Takes You Everywhere – Always an Adventure”, produced by the volunteer support organization.
This project updates the corridor “story” in high definition video and blends the best of the byway attributes from Ponte Vedra Beach to Flagler Beach and all the depth and wealth of assets in between.
Written by UNF Communications professor, Robert Holtzman
Narrated by local storyteller Wayne Sims
Original music for the video was provided by Sam Pacetti.
Filmed and directed by local videographer, Joshua Singletary
Several volunteers from St. Johns and Flagler counties nurtured the project with content, themes, critiques, and messaging visuals.
“Our 72-mile segment of A1A really encompasses the story of America,” O’Hara boasts. “From the earliest continuous settlement in what became the United States of America, St. Augustine, to the still unspoiled miles of Atlantic beachfront; this section of A1A is a true American oasis.”
The A1A video documentary took nine months from planning to reality. Versions were created to accommodate varying audiences: a 30 second version for the commercial spots; a three and six minute version for the internet and cable channel markets; and a 25 minute version for the public television audiences.
Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News staff photographer