Deborah and Rocco

How We Met

I made a movie of myself proposing at the spot we had our first date: a park under a bridge I stood there in a tux, roses in hand and balloons~ I say how much I love her and go on about why and then I say because of that I let balloons go and camera follows balloons up toward the bridge and when balloons hit the top of bridge there r 4 HUGE signs hanging off bridge saying WILL YOU MARRY ME and camera pans back to me and i ask her to marry me. The movie started as back in 1994 there were movies that played for the seats belts and oxygen emergency procedures so this movie started out as American Airlines logo and then it snows out and tells everyone to listen close to this emergency message and it snows back in with me standing there and I start in with the message.

I had won a company trip to Hawaii and planned to ask the stewardess if she would play this VHS tape after we took off( I know, unheard of now)and they agreed. But this WHOLE IDEA was funked from the beginning but there were SO MANY obstacles: from finding a dead bridge jumper when I went to tape the movie, to the VHS TAPE didn’t work on the first plane because they had BETA,  to going to San Francisco to switch VHS to Beta on a lay over and FINALLY the sound on the beta tape didn’t work so I had to “LIPSINK” to the movie over the hand held microphone the stewardesses uses.

I had friends on the plane and I made movies of almost the whole thing and I know things have changed so much there is no way I  could do this now but it was GREAT fun putting together and we are still married so it must have worked.

How He Asked

I made a movie of myself proposing at the spot we had our first date: a park under a bridge I stood there in a tux, roses in hand and balloons~ I say how much I love her and go on about why and then I say because of that I let balloons go and camera follows balloons up toward the bridge and when balloons hit the top of bridge there r 4 HUGE signs hanging off bridge saying WILL YOU MARRY ME and camera pans back to me and i ask her to marry me. The movie started as back in 1994 there were movies that played for the seats belts and oxygen emergency procedures so this movie started out as American Airlines logo and then it snows out and tells everyone to listen close to this emergency message and it snows back in with me standing there and I start in with the message.

I had won a company trip to Hawaii and planned to ask the stewardess if she would play this VHS tape after we took off( I know, unheard of now)and they agreed. But this WHOLE IDEA was funked from the beginning but there were SO MANY obstacles: from finding a dead bridge jumper when I went to tape the movie, to the VHS TAPE didn’t work on the first plane because they had BETA,  to going to San Francisco to switch VHS to Beta on a lay over and FINALLY the sound on the beta tape didn’t work so I had to “LIPSINK” to the movie over the hand held microphone the stewardesses uses.

I had friends on the plane and I made movies of almost the whole thing and I know things have changed so much there is no way I  could do this now but it was GREAT fun putting together and we are still married so it must have worked.