Good March to you all from ACB of Maine!
As a lot of you probably know, I have had the honor of being involved with the Blind Bowlers of Maine since 2011, and because of it, I have had the privilege of meeting, and becoming friends with quite a few amazing people. This bi-monthly event that I attend usually runs from mid Autumn, through mid spring, and its warming medicine has helped me tremendously these past five years, as those winter months have a habit of trying one’s spirited soul.
Last spring, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet a very unique woman. Her name is Lee Arnott, who is a videographer extraordinaire. During a few of our bowling adventures, Lee video taped our candlepin excursions with the Blind Bowler’s group, and her expertly produced video turned out to be just that, a very wonderful and touching look at this time tested event that has brought a community of folks together to share their experiences, strength and hope.
Below, you will find a short bio on Lee Arnott, along with a YouTube link to her produced video. As the webmaster of ACB of Maine, and a proud member of the Blind Bowlers of Maine, I thank you Lee for your efforts, your friendship, and for your unique perspectives. I’m sure that I speak for everyone when I say that I wish you the very best with your business endeavors, and thank you again for producing such a well crafted documentary about some of the most inspirational people I know.
I would also wish to thank Rolfe Frost for his incredibly gracious and committed efforts. Without you Mr. Frost, none of this would have been possible, and again, I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say hats off to you sir, and may each of your days be almost as good as tomorrow.
The Blind Bowlers of Maine continue to be proudly sponsored by the Lions Club, and our thanks and appreciation for their gracious contributions will always echo throughout the Central Maine blindness community.
American Council of the Blind of Maine
Lee Arnott is a videographer/editor who resides in the great town of Gardiner, Maine. She owns and operates Sweet Thunder Productions, her video production company. Lee studied filmmaking at Emerson College, graduating in 1994. She moved to Maine in 2000 and started volunteering at the local community TV station, producing documentaries about local artists and area events. In 2009 she set out to start her own production company, officially opening the doors to Sweet Thunder Productions in 2010. Lee produces Maine wedding videos, marketing and web videos for businesses and non-profits; instructional, educational and corporate videos throughout the State of Maine. Her passion is documentaries about people and social causes.
The Blind Bowlers Club video is a result of Rolfe Frost, a Clinton, Maine Lions Club member, contacting Lee about producing a short video about his Saturday bus ride throughout Central Maine, picking up blind residents and taking them bowling and out to lunch. Lee traveled with Rolfe on four Saturdays in February, March and April, filming on the bus and at the 1-7-10 Bowling Alley in Augusta. The video combines humor, camaraderie, and the sport of bowling. Rolfe, along with long time bowler Marj Awalt, are featured throughout the video lending their perspectives with regards to the bowling experience, the community and what it means to them personally.
The 8 1/2 minute video crafted by Ms. Arnott has been screened at the Maine Lion’s Club Annual Convention, online, and at various related events.
To view this wonderful video via YouTube, click on the following link:
Lee’s contact information:
Sweet Thunder Productions
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