Spotlight on Hutto

We received some press this week in The Hutto News!  If you haven't seen it already, you can check it out here:

I visited Hutto back in October and had a great time, leaving with some really outstanding shots of hippos and some interesting interviews from community leaders.  Everyone was enthusiastic about the project and about their hippos, which can be found all around town.  I really loved the mural downtown, featuring a hippo front and center.

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I think my favorite part, though, were all the themed hippos peppered around town in front of houses, businesses, and civic organizations.  A dalmatian hippo in front of the fire house, a bikini-clad hippo next to a tanning salon, and many other clever ones to be seen.

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And, of course, there's the mascot.  Who could forget their mascot?  I attended and filmed the Hutto High School football game the weekend I was in town, and I think the highlight of the night, for me at least, was the dance-off between mascots: hippo vs. bear.  And don't you worry, I caught it on camera.  I hope to piece together a bit of footage from Hutto soon for another sneak-peak of the film.

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