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We Love Duluth

Duluth is a special place. You know that. I know that. Duluth knows that.

We decided to document that fact by spending one day talking to random people in Duluth. We conducted the same basic interview over and over again in different locations for about 8 hours, and then set out to create a three minute video. Hours of film were eventually whittled down to six minutes that we want to share with you now. We hope you like it.

So who are “we”? This is the full disclosure part. The project grew out of the plan to create a 30-second commercial for Emily Larson, who is running for Duluth City Council. We quickly decided that we wanted to do something above and beyond a typical political commercial and that we wanted something that would be meaningful after the election on Nov. 8. So in addition to creating a 30-second “political” commercial (which is also up on YouTube) we created this video to pay homage to Duluth.

Again, we hope you enjoy it.

-Tom

PS: PDD should add a tagging category for “reverence” or something to that effect instead of having both “advice” and “recommendations.”

13 Comment(s)

  1. This is a video for Emily Larson? I thought it was a campaign video for Milo Amundsen. I’m voting for Milo all the way. “I’m not a future predictor!” That’s a campaign slogan I can stand behind.

    ironic1 | Oct 27, 2011 | New Comment
  2. The categories “Advice” and “Recommendations” are two different things.

    “Advice” is for requests for advice. “Recommendations” is for specific recommendations that the post’s author provides.

    Barrett Chase | Oct 27, 2011 | New Comment
  3. As a person that now lives Somewhere Else, I gotta say that’s nice videography, you folks make the hometown look good!

    jwilferling | Oct 27, 2011 | New Comment
  4. Milo Amundsen is the next Alex P. Keaton.

    zra | Oct 28, 2011 | New Comment
  5. What an awesome video. I live just up the north shore, but this really tells about the great area we live in. Thanks for sharing.

    Bruce | Oct 28, 2011 | New Comment
  6. Go Yester! Nice tune.

    Baci | Oct 28, 2011 | New Comment
  7. Very very nice! Although “Hong Kong of the Midwest” might be a stretch and not such a great thing!

    Iron Oregon | Oct 28, 2011 | New Comment
  8. “Duluth: Hong Kong of the Midwest”

    z-man | Oct 28, 2011 | New Comment
  9. A couple of other quick things about the video…I didn’t give the proper shout out to the band Yester for sharing their song “Easily” in the video. Dean Vogtman from Happy Tree Productions rocked the edits and camera work and Swim Creative’s Patrice Bradley helped us dream this project up and give it shape.

    Also, the video made the MPR New Cut … how cool is that!?!

    Why do people love Duluth?

    todobrillante | Oct 28, 2011 | New Comment
  10. Duluth has a vibe to it, hard to describe but
    you sure know it when you see it. Duluth has
    only improved over the years. The girl at the end of the video was great. I’m not a future predictor comment busted me up. I think if you can find a job in Duluth there is a overall quality of life you won’t find elsewhere. The parks and of course the whole Arrowhead region is simply the best.

    Wes Scott | Oct 28, 2011 | New Comment
  11. Very nice! I’m in southern MN, and I’m missing the Lake. This helps. Here’s to the Hong Kong of the Midwest.

    J-thon | Oct 30, 2011 | New Comment
  12. Love the song, I’m never heard of Yester. Now I’m a new fan.

    J-thon | Oct 30, 2011 | New Comment
  13. I like this very much. Good job Swimmers. And Happy Dean.

    Shane Bauer | Oct 30, 2011 | New Comment

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