Skip to main content

A peek back


I am SO behind on making videos. Here is a peek at last year's September video. 

Video Q & A:
How often do you make videos?
I try to make monthly videos (the odd month there is no footage. . . . sometimes I am relieved when I discover this!). I am almost a year behind, but my goal is to make one movie a month. These videos usually take between 1/2 an hour to 45 minutes to create.

What do you use to make the videos?
We have a Mac, so I use iMovie. If you are interested in making videos and in the market for a new computer, I would definitely recommend a Mac. iMovie is easy and when you purchase your computer you get 3 months of free support (I believe. . . and you can purchase more, which I did). The support is AMAZING. You can call them and ask them to help you with any issue (including "How do I make a video?") and they will help. They will even remotely access your computer to show you around.  

Are all the videos similar to the one you have showcased?
Yes they are! I keep the length of the video under 5 minutes each month, but I like it around 3 minutes the best. I always think that if the movies are going to get watched in 20 years from now I can't have 145 hours of random footage. If each year contains 45 minutes to an hour, I feel like the videos have a better chance of being watched. If I put music in it, like this video, I will typically pick a song that is on the charts for that month. I go to billboard.com to find the archived lists and choose something from the Hot 100 or Country charts. I like to imagine my grandkids watching these getting a taste of 2014 along with watching the footage of their parents!

Do the videos get watched?
Absolutely. We have Apple TV, so they stream right from my computer to the television. Calder often asks to watch them (particularly when he notices me working on them). We have even spent time with my brother and his wife watching them. It is fun to look back! Calder will sometimes say, "remember when . . . " and will recount an event that there is no way he remembers, but has seen the video of!  

Happy Wednesday!

Okay. As I reread this post, I realized that the Q & A part was a bit strange. I mean, we all know I was the one asking myself those questions. So the real question is, "Why did I even bother asking myself questions?" I know the answers to them. Sigh. I think this post may have been a fail! LOL

Comments

  1. Not a fail at ALL!! I'm inspired and loved the ideas behind them- the length, the song choice... all awesome!

    And hold up- do you have a SLIDE OFF YOUR DECK!?!?!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Au contraire, I loved this post because I feel like these are questions I would ask you and now I don't have to. Also? I've never seen any of your videos, so that was a treat too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Not a fail!! Makes me wish I had Mac, because I am hopeless with videos!

    Ader

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

What I'm wearing

After my Simons' flop, I recently picked up three pairs of jegging capris at Costco. I think they were about $16 each. I got them in grey (above), teal (also above), and white. I absolutely love them and have been wearing them like crazy. My favorite of the two outfits is the bottom one. The jean jacket is Mavi and I HIGHLY recommend it. In fact, I recently bought another. Exact same style, different wash. This jacket was recommended by both Deena and Christy, so you really can't go wrong. The scarf is one I picked up this spring (Gap). I heart orange and teal. Last week I mentioned trying to define my signature look and that bottom one pretty much encapsulates it. . .
And here it is again. LOVE this one too. Cardigan and scarf are recent purchases along with the grey tee (Old Navy). Jeans are old (American Eagle) and shoes are old (Nine West). I can't wait to recreate this one!
These. Jeans. (Gap). I can't get enough of them. I wore them to professional development o…

Nicknames

All of Hugh's hockey buddies call him "Hammy".

Hugh has been calling Calder "Ham" for a long time. I can't even remember when it started.

Calder started calling Boone "Bean" when he first came home from the hospital. That evolved into "Boone Dog", "The Dog", and just simply, "Dog".  Boone is not a fan of nicknames. Often after we use one of his he will say, "I not Da Dog, I just Boone." Hilarious.

Boone has called Lawson "Dawsie" from about month two. (He called her "baby" for the first two months.) Last week Boone called her Lawson for the first time ever. It took a long time for him to put the "L" on Lawson. He would repeat after us "La La La La, Dawsie". He has said "Lawson" twice since the momentous occasion last week, but I think he got too much attention for using it and has moved back to "Dawsie". "Dawsie" likely isn't going any…

Calder Update

Has Calder ever gotten into sports the last couple of months!?! Below he is at a Rush lacrosse game with Hugh and his buddy Kohen. Calder has been watching baseball, lacrosse, and now the hockey playoffs like crazy. In fact, he has stopped asking to watch any of his "shows". He just wants to watch sports. Oh. . . and add NASCAR to that list. Our boy loves his cars. I don't think that will ever change!

Here is Calder's funniest shark tooth yet. His permanent tooth pushed through in front of his baby tooth!  It was like this for weeks. No gap toothed grin for this boy! Below is the day it fell out!
Calder is doing so well in school. His teacher speaks of what a great student he is. Hearing her say these things actually makes me wish he used a few more manners and a bit more kindness at home! LOL. But, if he is going to be on his best behavior somewhere, I want it to be when we aren't around. Although it was great to hear about Calder's learning successes at pa…