A little while ago, one of Katie’s many many cousins asked if we wanted to take part in a quarantine birthday video for her daughter Ellie’s 10th birthday.
For his birthday last year, a friend gave Nathan a toy rocket. It’s not like the old dry fuel rockets I played with as a kid. More like a rocket jet with a tail propeller attached to a USB-charged motor.
I swear, once I dumped that nasty old video making goal I had the last two years, I actually started enjoyed making videos. This is the third video that I’ve edited and shared with y’all in a mere four months.
Look at that! One week, two videos! This is a quickie little video to kickoff a new series I’m dubbing Synth Adventures over on YouTube and Instagram.
This video is not gonna make no sense to no one and I made it anyway. It’s about a digital trading card app I played for five years and recently quit called Star Wars Card Trader by Topps.
Kinda funny. I swear off making videos and what happens? I’m inspired to make a video!
For several years now, I’ve been using a title and end credit sequence on all my videos that uses a couple jester images a friend created for me. They’re animated with a Ken Burns effect that comes standard in most editors.
I knew I wouldn’t be too far off my deadline for last month’s video. Just a week.
I do realize that the reason why 80% of the videos I have uploaded to YouTube have single-digit viewership is because I make videos that are more important to me than they could ever be to anyone else.
For the first time in more than a year, I’m back using iMovie. Why? It was nothing that Splice (a GoPro product) did wrong. Just a desire to futz with the new stuff in iMovie.
I attached my GoPro camera to the front of my R/C truck and had some fun racing around during my lunch break at work. It was fun having a really fast snake’s eye view.
Easter, for our family, takes about two weeks to complete. Why? See below...
I had so many other videos planned, partially started, whatever. I just didn’t want to finish them just yet.
Today, I presented an instructional video I made to a Leadership Seminar held internally in my company.
Talk about waiting until the 11th hour to get my one and only video done. I wrapped this last night at about 10 p.m.
I know Elf on the Shelf freaks many people out, myself included. But Nathan really has taken to “Artie” the last two holiday seasons and, therefore, so have Katie and I.
A couple months ago, Katie was home with Nathan and he wanted to use my water bottle to test dissolving rates of vitamins. How could Katie say no to his inquisitive mind? Thankfully, she recorded it.
Oh. My. God. This is too much for me to handle right now.
A few months ago, I told you all about a video that Nathan made using my iPhone. I also promised I was going to edit it together a bit and post it for everyone. Well, here it is...
We looked out the back door earlier today and were shocked. There was snow falling. And not just like some small amount fluttering it’s way gently down to the ground.
It’s kinda becoming habit for me to start work on a video before the subject matter is done. As a result, I’ve been working on this video for a couple months now.
Today, we all went to the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. While normally we do our museum trip on his actual birthday, because Nathan is in school now, we thought it better to wait until the weekend.
I already had two videos very nearly ready for posting when, suddenly, I came up with an idea for a quickie video that I threw together in just a couple hours.
Nathan has a lot of fun with technology. Almost too much fun with it. As you know, he has started taking photos, wholly composed by himself. In addition to the few linked above, he has also taken a lot of toy photos on his iPad.
It’s been a week, I’ve let it all settle in, and now I feel ready to recap my return to the Pitchfork Music Festival (day 3). I guess I could’ve saved this for Tu(n)esday, but, I needed a post so, well...
Tonight was Nathan’s final night of tee ball. I figured I’d commemorate it with a video!
I’ll admit it, I really love Screen Recording in iOS. I’ve been chomping at the bit for this functionality for years because of how easy it would make it to demo things on my phone.
And, just like that, I’m caught back up on my monthly videos!
I tried two new things with this video. I’m pretty proud of the results. First, did you know you can record video right from the screen of your iPhone? Yep! And I did! Second, I also did voiceover narration of the video through iMovie.
For some strange reason, YouTube wouldn’t accept the title of this video. Just kept telling me it wouldn’t accept the data upload.
Hey, my video this month wasn’t entirely last second. I had a few days of buffer.
Hey, look at that! Not only is it not a post about home automation gone awry but it’s my first video of 2018... and it’s on time... and it’s not about home automation.
I wasn’t sure if I’d actually get this 12th and final video done before the New Year but here it is!
Nathan leveled up in his swim class yesterday! He is now in level 5 after only about 15 months of organized swim lessons and loves it insanely.
At some point, I will have to do homework or the like with Nathan in the morning before school.