Sunday, August 27, 2006
My first attempts at home movie production.
Oronozo and I got a new toy. It's a Sony DCR-DVD405 camcorder.

The only kind of video recording device we've had up until now is a low resolution video recorder built into my digital camera. We discovered that the images are not very high quality, so we decided we needed something better to capture special moments in our lives. Okay, who am I kidding, we bought it to capture Snuggle Bug moments!

Oronzo worked with my yesterday to teach me how to upload the .mpg clips from our new camcorder onto our laptop, then convert the files to .dv files so that we can make movies out of them in iMovie (a Mac software program). Then, I have to convert the movie into a Quicktime .mov file so that I can upload them here. Complicated, eh? It's okay, I take good notes!

So, what you're about to see is my very first attempt at home movie production. The star of the show is, of course, Snuggle Bug.

After uploading my movie to Blogger, I realized that Blogger (or maybe it's YouTube) doesn't give you very good quality, the images looks so far away, but hey at least the music is loud!

Okay, here it is. Enjoy! Feel free to leave me encouraging comments so that I can be inspired to make more movies. :)

P.S. This was depicting Snuggle Bug playing at the neighbor's house.

1:18 PM

At 2:28 PM, Blogger Michelle said...'s not working for me :( All I see is a blank white square, I can click on it, but it doesn't do anything. Bummer!

At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Mieneke said...

Awww!! That is SO cute! Well Done! Would love to see more of Snugglebug! Keep it up, it's absolutely lovely!
(Wish I could do something like that)

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Ok it worked for me now :) great job on your first "movie" ! any movie starring snuggle bug will be adorable!

At 4:37 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

That is AWESOME!!! I love that you put it to Barenaked Ladies!!!!!

He is so cute!! Great job!

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

That's great for your first time trying... much better than what I would of done. Good luck with future video clips. I can't wait to watch!

At 4:58 PM, Blogger BooMama said...

SO fun. My hubby typically handles the movie editing duties around here, and I'm so grateful for a way to keep track of such sweet memories.

Enjoy your new toy!

At 6:17 PM, Blogger Barbie said...

What a fun toy. I see lots and lots of movies staring Snuggle Bug in the future. Good job!

At 5:15 AM, Blogger kpjara said...

You did an awesome job! Way to go.

At 5:16 AM, Blogger Trisha said...

Not bad for your first video. You have to keep making them! Snuggle bug is a cutie!!

At 5:43 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Hey, I liked it! Snuggle bug is so cute, I replayed it 3 times. It gave me a chuckle this morning which I really needed, thanks!! Keep it up.

At 6:17 AM, Anonymous Susie said...

Do more! Do More! :) :) :) You did a great job with the film.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

oh you did a GREAT job!

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Trish said...

Awesome Job!

At 9:51 AM, Blogger sheri said...

ahh! I love this movie! What a great star, Snugglebug is! Bravo! Bravo!

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Faith said...

I am having trouble getting it to load so, I'll be back to try again!

At 1:00 PM, Blogger RNP said...

I think it is wonderful for a first video...I am impressed!

At 9:24 PM, Blogger Faith said...

I came back and here it is!!! wOOhOO! i LOVE IT!!! Great job!!


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