Although an official press release is still in the works, I am nevertheless proud to offer a brief update on the progress of the first-ever, high definition BYU Rugby highlight video. I recently met with our camera crew, Ben Thompson and Micah Brown, to discuss video editing, advertising, sales, distribution, and other details. (New video cover art by Ben Thompson; photo by Paul Meyers)
At this point, I am pleased to announce that the video will include more than an hour of total content with extended footage of the National Title match against Cal Berkeley. The video will also feature an interactive menu that allows the viewing of match highlights on an individual or sequential basis. An official release date anticipated for early or mid June will be set in the next couple of weeks.
I wish to reiterate the fact that this video is not a documentary; it does not feature interviews or commentary. Rather, it is simply a highlight video, a compilation of great BYU Rugby match moments throughout the 2009 season.
Donations to the BYU Rugby 2009 Highlight Video are still being accepted, and one may join in this effort by simply clicking the "Donate" button on the sidebar. Payment will be sent securely via PayPal, all major credit cards accepted. In return for a minimum donation of $20, BYU Rugby Forever will guarantee the donor a DVD copy of the final product. A complimentary copy in high definition Blu-ray will be offered for donations of $50 or more. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Please remember, my friends, that a very significant amount of time, money, and effort have gone into this production. Your small donation represents only a tiny fraction of the total project cost. In all honesty, you the donor are the one truly benefiting here by receiving a product much more valuable than your minimal money sacrifice.
Finally, my sincerest thanks go out to all those donors who have contributed to this project thus far. Up until now, a total of $916 have been raised to help subsidize this effort. Thank you so much for showing your willingness to support BYU Rugby Forever's efforts to promote the BYU Rugby team. Looks like we all picked the right year to do so!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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