Some people see another [expletive] winter storm.
Others see an opportunity to display Fenway Park as a wondrous winter wonderland - standing empty under a blanket of white in a self-contained snow globe.
Michael Andrus of DGA Productions went to Fenway Park during a recent storm with his team of photographers and editors to produce "Winter in Fenway [sonnet 97]" in an effort to "to get people excited for baseball."
Andrus and his crew conducted the shoot during "those snowstorms [on Feb. 13] with golf ball size flakes. Got lucky with the day," he told the OBF Blog via email "It's funny, I have this love for Fenway Park and I was raised a Yankees fan. The time of year doesn't matter a bit. Spring, summer or fall. Now I've learned in winter, it still has the same mysticism, history and beauty that makes it what it is."
The voice overlay is "Sonnet 97" written by William Shakespeare.
How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness everywhere!
And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me
But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.
The Bard had nothing to say about whether or not Grady Sizemore or Jackie Bradley Jr. should play in center field; will Stephen Drew ever play in Boston again; or if Clay Buchholz will deliver more than 150 innings this season.
The music is "Ba Ba" by Sigur Rós. For the videophiles, the piece was shot using a Sony F55, a Canon 5D MK III and a GoPro Hero3+ by Andrus, Jan Maliszewski, Jeremy Bond and Aaron Frutman. DGA used some of this footage in a spring training promo for ESPN.
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