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"Ode" by Arthur O'Shaughnessy: A visual Poem

"Ode" by Arthur O'Shaughnessy: A Visual Poem

“And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers”

“Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy (lines 2-3)

Quick Film Details

Running Length: 1 minute
Language: English
Style: Video Compilation
Editing tool: iMovie
Genre: Art House
Platform: Youtube


A video inspired by the poem Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy that highlights humanity - mostly in the 20 to 21st century, and showing what could we all have done, both small and great.

"Ode" is most known for the line "Movers and Shakers", title of English folk singer, Vikki Clayton's album, and is where the common quote original came from. The poem has been used to inspire poets and individuals alike.

Arthur O'Shaughnessy was a British poet and began receiving literary awards as young as seventeen. During his time he only published two poem collections, "Epic of Women" and "Songs of a Worker".

About Production

“’Ode’ by Arthur O’Shaughnessy: A Visual Poem” is brought to you thanks to the teamwork of Jared and Paige Lampe. Jared Lampe directed this production – who proposed his idea of telling a story, through the combination of a poem and a video, that tells the story of people; while Paige, editor, proposed the idea of compiling various videos to convey the message within the poem.

News Release Article

An “Ode” to Young Creators

A sibling duo, attending DSU, have created video inspired by the poem that created the quote "Movers and Shakers". The Lampe siblings – with brother, Jared, creating the idea of compiling various works to bring the poem to a new life. While sister, Paige, compiled the works together in a way that best represented and flowed with Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s "Ode". Ashley Geditz stepped in to supply a vocal reading of the poem to accompany the various images.

The idea for this video came about based on P. Lampe’s love for poems and desire to enter into editing videos again, J. Lampe’s visual approach to “Ode” and the idea that spurred from reading it, and the joy Geditz has for reading poetry. While P. Lampe was reading O’Shaughnessy’s “Ode” the idea of highlight the good that mankind has done throughout the past two centuries and J. Lampe helped in creating a storyboard and method to visualize that idea.

In the video recent highlights of events, places, and occurrences are brought together - both large and small, well-known and unknown, in this singular YouTube video. "We, or at least, I, truly hope that this video brightens up at least one person's rainy day," P. Lampe, editor, said when she was asked to speak about how she felt about the end product of their video. "It was a lot of work but I think people are really going to enjoy it," Geditz added.

Their video has been screened in front of a small audience and has been rewarded with positive feedback. “It was a very inspiring video. The visuals really brought the poem to life,” John Smith stated when asked about the video.

About the Crew

Jared Lampe

Jared Lampe is currently a sophomore at Dakota State University (DSU) and a member of the Army National Guard. He is currently working on his bachelor’s degree for English for New Media. At DSU he is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society), along with the English and Writers clubs. When he graduates from DSU with his bachelors he hopes to be a science fiction free-lance writer.

Paige Lampe

Paige Lampe is currently a freshman at DSU for a bachelor’s degree in English for New Media and is an active member in the English Club. After she graduates with her degree from DSU she aspires to one day write for television, as well as to someday direct.

Ashley Geditz
Voice Actor

Ashley Geditz is a junior at DSU where she is earning her bachelor’s degree and teaching license in English. At the university she is currently the English club president and enjoys reading poetry.


Did you have any prior video making experience before this project?
Only Paige, our editor, had prior experience with working with film editing software, and has created a few individual projects prior to this.

What type of software did you use to create this?

iMovie was the only tool that was used during this project.

Do any of you actually enjoy poetry?

All of us do, but Ashley, our gracious poem reader is an avid fan of reading aloud poetry and all other forms of spoken word.

How long did this project take?

It took us a few days of brainstorming and planning and then a week to create and publish the video.

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