I’ve got to make this quick but I just had to make a post, both because I want to keep my resolution to post a couple of times a week and because I’m so excited. The check was in the mail yesterday and I ordered Erin’s Coolpix S10 and my Canon Elura 100 last night. I got the email that they shipped today. I expect they will arrive either Friday or Monday. I am so excited I can barely stand it.
Pam and I talked about making videos this morning. She seems pretty excited about making some videos of her own. We were talking about producing some video podcasts as well as making videos to post to YouTube and/or LiveVideo.
I hope YouTube gets its act together. I think LiveVideo has a definite jump on them right now. Competition is a good thing though and I hope that YouTube doesn’t fall apart as a result of all their problems.
So I thought I had disabled comments on all my posts but I’m still getting email to moderate spam comments. There is obviously something about WordPress that I don’t understand. Oh, well.
I am so excited! I’m anticipating getting my new video camera. It is going to be so much fun. I am going to get Pam a webcam too. She has really taken to YouTube. She wants to be able to leave video responses. I understand. I do too.
Dave Winer says that the distinguishing characteristic of a blog is the unedited voice of a person. He goes on to explain that he means that a single individual expresses their opinions without undue influence from an editorial figure. I like this definition. I see the same kind of content in the video blogs on YouTube.
To kind of tie these ideas together, the reason I’m so excited is that film/video has always been my media of choice. I look forward to creating video blogs, having video conversations with other YouTubers, creating short fictional videos, creating how-to videos, and things I haven’t even figured out yet. Here’s a quick list of projects that I have in the wings:
- Javajini intro for The Skinny
- building my BOEbot
- making some experimental proof-of-concept sketches for The Gentry
- start a video podcast on hobby robotics
Anyway, the year is off to a good start. I’m also planning to blog here more than once a month this year. Ah, the best laid plans…
My digital camera is broken. I thought at first that I just had a bad CF memory card but I just bought two more (they were only $20 a piece) and I’m still having the same problem. It is so frustrating. I use my camera a good bit. It is one of my creative outlets. It is also the way I was making videos to post on YouTube.
We’re going to my in-laws for Christmas Eve dinner. We usually open presents on Christmas Eve with my in-laws but my sister-in-law has decreed that Christmas will be at her house tomorrow (oh, and did I mention, we’re not invited). Oh well.
We are putting off our big Christmas presents until January to try to ease the burden on the December budget. It also gives us a chance to take advantage of the post-Christmas sales. I’m still looking for Erin’s camera. The one I found sold out. Throw me into that briar patch (I love to shop for camera equipment).
Enough trivia for now.
It was bound to happen. And, it will probably happen again. On many occasions. The day got away from me yesterday before I could write a post. I did, however, have a very nice lunch with Pam, Erin and Kurt. And I worked a little on editing a video that I made with my digital camera.
I discovered that editing a video with iMovie was not as completely intuitive as I would have thought. I am very disappointed in the footage that I took. I didn’t say anything that interesting and the sound of the traffic from the interstate made it hard to hear what I was saying. I am using this footage to learn how to use all the features of iMovie. That way, I will feel free to try new things without worrying so much about messing up my footage.