Save the 76 Ball - documentary http://www.savethe76ball.com/taxonomy/term/190/0 en Gallery of 76 Balls In Motion http://www.savethe76ball.com/76ballfilms <p>Since the launch of this campaign, Earl Ma has been one of the 76 Ball's most passionate supporters, but he has outdone himself with his latest effort: a series of short films celebrating spinning 76 Balls on display in their natural habitats. Part one: Hawai'i! </p> <p>Earl's films were all shot in Spring 2006, and more will be posted soon.&nbsp; Anyone with a favorite local 76 Ball and access to DV-quality equipment, please make your own film and we'll be happy to share it on this site.</p> <p>I asked Earl about his intent with creating these shorts, and he replied, &quot;This is the least we can do in terms of 'preserving' them, in full color/motion, for future generations, because there is no telling how long these specific examples will last.&quot; He is interested in &quot;illustrating in an animated manner why these signs matter--because of how they fit into the cityscape at large. And they're not supposed to be static (of course it doesn't help when they're not turned on).&quot; His main reason for getting out in the streets with his camera? &quot;Nobody else has taken the initiative to do this!&quot;</p> <p>Hooray for Earl Ma and for the 76 Ball!&nbsp;</p> <p> Micro Fuel Union 76 station, 540 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI, March 2006<br /> <object width="425" height="350"><br /> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tK0kiGFy3bI"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/tK0kiGFy3bI" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><br /> George's Union 76 self-service station, 500 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI, March 2006<br /> <object width="425" height="350"><br /> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/iAQ9fmpne9U"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/iAQ9fmpne9U" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><br /> Tenn's Enchanted Lake Union 76 service station, Enchanted Lake Shopping Center, 1010 Keolu Drive, Kailua, HI, March 2006<br /> <object width="425" height="350"><br /> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zIilCaSl4SM"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zIilCaSl4SM" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><br /> Hank's Union 76 service station, Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center, 46-047 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI, March 2006<br /> <object width="425" height="350"><br /> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/cr0zUGH-mrE"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/cr0zUGH-mrE" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed></object></p> http://www.savethe76ball.com/76ballfilms#comment documentary earl ma film Mon, 12 Jun 2006 11:07:51 -0700 kim 78 at http://www.savethe76ball.com