OGDEN, Utah – Lifelong residents of Ogden are documenting the community’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
Kasey LaRose and his co-workers at video production company Circa 3 put out a call on social media.
They asked residents of Ogden to submit videos, 10 seconds in length or shorter, that share a positive message of how they are handling social distancing in their community.
After a few days the group received over 300 submissions.
“We were hoping for 50 or so, so we far exceeded expectations,” LaRose said. “We wanted people to be able to see themselves and see how we cope with difficult times.”
LaRose and the team watched all the submissions and wove them into one cohesive video called “Ogden Unite.”
“Hopefully, this video is used later on,” LaRose said. “50 years from now, 100, we can look back and see what it was like.”
The video includes clips beautiful landscapes, children playing, healthcare workers, pets, and gatherings being held according to social distancing guidelines. They are edited together and set to uplifting music.
“We are from Ogden and we all love Ogden,” LaRose said. “Ogden has such an awesome spirit.”