#leaveyourlegacy

via #leaveyourlegacy on Vimeo

…how will you leave your legacy? This doesn’t just apply to Stanford students, but to every single person out there.

Garrett Gunther BS ’11, MS ’12 (@gwgunther), Kris Cheng BS ’11 MS ’12 (krischeng.com, @kris2740), Dominique Yahyavi BS ’11
Music: Outro by M83
Speech: Ray Lewis to Stanford Men’s Basketball team, “Pissed off for Greatness”, recorded by Mike Johnstone (youtube.com/watch?v=07fhOVQ9wEA)

We noticed that everyone always seems to be touting how pretty Stanford is, or how fun it is to go fountain hopping in our endless fountains. We won’t deny either, but there’s something much, much richer that thrives here. So we decided to tell the story of Stanford behind the scenes– the endless hours of dedication that most people, even close friends, never see. This has been a long time coming, and we hope that we did justice in capturing how amazing Stanford is and everyone associated with this kickass university. It started as an idea three months ago, and here we are. We can all agree that the best part about making this film was meeting all of the incredible individuals – hearing their stories and seeing the work they put in behind the scenes goes beyond words. Simply put, it was incredible to be filming them and it’s inspiring to know that they do this day in and day out.

We chose Ray Lewis’ speech because it was given to the Stanford Men’s Basketball team before their victorious NIT Championship game earlier this year. We found it to be a truly special gem, and we felt it spoke to the core mentality of many a Stanford student. So thank you Stanford Men’s Basketball and thank you Ray Lewis.

Tremendous thanks to everyone who helped make this. There is absolutely no way we could have done this without your help.

The film was shot primarily on a Canon 5dIII and 7d with 50mm f1.4 and 16-35mm f2.8 lenses, as well as a GoPro HD Hero for underwater scenes. Huge thanks to dynamic perception for making an awesome timelapse dolly. Full list of equipment potentially coming soon. Also big ups to the Radian rotating panhead that will soon be kickstartered.

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