Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Day 40 and 41: Movie making!

Hey Gang, now, I don't want to get into the habit of posting two days together but I just had to for this situation. Back in July, my job gave me a little hand held Flip video recorder to use for work purposes but they also told us it was a gift and we were free to do whatever we wanted with it outside of work.

I took it on vacation with me because that took place right after I got the camera, I wanted to play with it, and I wanted to show off the new perk of my job :) I've had these videos stored on my camera since the vacation and have done nothing with them. To be honest, I haven't even really used the camera that much either, so I hadn't paid attention to how to do any editing, or if any editing was possible with the camera.

Last week I began using it for work and was planning all of my films to be shot in one single take because I didnt think I had editing capabilities. Upon seeing some of the things my peers had put together with the camera, I realized that editing was possible, so I spoke with them, and they told me the basics of how to edit with the Flip camera.

When I got home from work, I loaded everything onto my computer, practiced some different editing and movie making techniques. So yesterday, I learned how to make a movie, with music in the background, cutting up different shots, etc. It took a long time to load together and I left my computer running as I went to sleep.

This morning when I woke up, the movie was completed, and I decided to try and load it onto YouTube to share with you all! I had never done that before, so at 5:30 a.m. this morning as I was getting ready to leave to go to the gym, I got distracted by that and learned how to load videos onto YouTube! However, I wasn't sure if I was doing it right, and again, it took forever to load so I just left it running and went to work. Just a few minutes ago, I decided to check and do a quick YouTube search and see if my video was up there and sure enough it was!!

So check out what I've created from my learnings from the past two days. And if you want to get the link or watch it outside of here, just search YouTube for "Waukewan" at any time. (Oh yeah, and I still have a lot to learn as far as editing goes... these weren't in the order that I wanted them in, I accidentally have a video in there twice, the song starts to repeat itself at the end, etc. but it is still pretty cute and fun).



P.S. $5 says my mom cried.

10 comments:

Kimberly said...

a) I'm so proud of you... as usual.
b) I started to watch the video in class (without sound this time obvs) and it basically looked like a was starting to watch porn. So I had to stop. Guess I'll have to watch later instead. Oops.
c) I miss you and your YouTube obsession.

Katie B. said...

Thank YOU Kimber for posting a comment! I thought of all videos this would get a reaction from someone.

Step up family members-- I made this for you!

Doodlebug said...

I'm trying to watch it but I'm in meetings! I'll get back to you soon..

Doodlebug said...

OMG I hate you. You are so dead.

Jeff said...

very cool katie. good job. i really like that song.

Carol said...

I LOVE the video!!!! Laughed out loud at Jeff's jumps and the left-handed throws. We are so weird!!

Carol said...

I LOVE the video!!!! Laughed out loud at Jeff's jumps and the left-handed throws. We are so weird!!

Carol said...

Why did that come out twice??

Carol said...

And why does that picture come up with every comment I make?

Uncle Steve said...

I got an IM from Colin today at work saying "Katie is SO dead!" and now I know why! I'm sure we're the only ones that find this interesting, but it sure is cool to watch everyone hanging out at Waukewan, even if it's cloudy and we look bored watching news coverage of tornadoes. Next year I say we ALL get flip camera things and make a video collage!