A Chino House Video: Family Cycling

Today I am super excited, because we are introducing our first Chino House Family Video:

Family Cycling

The Story Behind Our Video

Simon and I frequently watch a sweet series of videos that Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom introduced of her family called Olive Us. (If you’ve never seen one, watch How To Visit A French Bakery.  It might be my favorite.)  We watch them on my laptop at night in bed and often, the older kids wander in and want to watch with us.

So when I told Simon that Olive Us was having a video contest, he was determined that our family make a video and enter it. He kept telling us all that we needed to have a meeting about it.

Mom when is Cole going to be home so we can have our Olive Us video meeting? We really need to work on it.

Then Taido mentioned the project to his co-worker, Jonathan, who told us that he had just been praying about having more opportunities for filming.  He has a huge interest in film, but for several reasons, film school is not currently an option, so recently, while looking at film schools online, he found a syllabus for a class and ordered some of the books film students are reading right now.  I love that!

Chino House, Family Cycling, El Derco Productions, Arkansas River Trail, Argenta Market

So between Jonathan, Simon and me, we had enough enthusiasm to turn this idea into a real project.

Jonathan met with our family and helped us come up with an idea. He asked us all questions about biking and took notes about our personalities in the process.

Chino House, Family Cycling, El Derco Productions, Arkansas River Trail, Argenta Market

Then we made plans for shooting the video, which was actually really fun. Jonathan did all the hard work of planning the shots, filming, editing, adding music and producing a video that our family is going to treasure always.

Chino House, Family Cycling, El Derco Productions, Arkansas River Trail, Argenta Market

I was afraid that Jonathan might be super relieved to be done with us at the end of this whole process, but we all enjoyed it so much that we’re already talking about making more videos.  So fun!

Chino House, Family Cycling, El Derco Productions, Arkansas River Trail, Argenta Market

One of my favorite things about our Family Cycling video is that it incorporates several great, local spots.  The River Trail that runs on both sides of the Arkansas River is one Little Rock’s best treasures.  It connects a series of parks and four pedestrian bridges, forming 88.5 miles of trails for running, walking and especially biking. Also, at the end of our ride, we visit Argenta Market while the tulips are in full bloom on Main Street.  So beautiful!

You can watch our Olive Us Contest Entry video, Chino House: Family Cycling on Vimeo on a bigger screen.  Our entry is inspired by Olive Us Episode 6: Spring Cleaning, where the Blair kids clean their bikes and then take them for a ride.

Thanks for watching!

 

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