Prior to Howard Schnellenberger’s final game as Florida Atlantic head coach, a special tribute video titled “End of an Era” played on the video board.
The shorter version of a six minute-long tribute video was produced by OwlAccess.com, an FAU site that I write for.
It showed during FAU’s final game of the season, and most recently Sunday at halftime during the Miami Dolphins game, where Schnellenberger was being honored.
A longer version of the video played on the video board following the ULM game during a reception party in the stadium.
Chuck King, OwlAccess’s video producer, spent many long hours producing it. Check out some other names involved in the production, myself included:
A couple of names in that photo to the right deserve a little more recognition. ESPN 760′s Ken LaVicka, the voice of the Owls, did more than lend his pipes to video – he also gave up part of a Friday night to help with the writing. Our own Alyssa Barbieri also helped with the language.
For those who don’t know Scott Henze – get to know him. Scott wrote and performed the music in both videos. Many of you may know him as the keyboardist from the Funkabilly Playboys – one of the best bands in the area. He’s plays with a couple other groups, too. Seek him out if you want to hear some good music on some weekend night.
From a video standpoint, this tribute could not have been produced without the help of Steve Cutcher. FAU football’s video coordinator, Steve managed to find the perfect clips to fit the piece.
Mark Bournes also provided some of the video he shot at FAU home games this year. There’s good footage from the stadium – and if it’s steady Mark most likely shot it. If you need some high end video production, check out Shark Video Productions.
And photographer J.C. Ridley created that cool timelapse from inside the at the first game. He has countless images of the Owls in action. Next time you get a moment, flip through the galleries at OwlPix.com.
Thanks to all you guys for helping with the production, and thank you again to all the FAU fans who’ve told me they’ve enjoyed it.
What a career Schnellenberger has had. Going to miss him on the sidelines next season.