posts tagged with 'video'

the garden in early June

I took some time off from working in the garden to make a video about it. I wanted to actually get out there with the kids and walk around doing the narration in real time, but we were just too busy. Never mind, Harvey did an awesome job with some voiceover work!

a ride (and walk)

In pandemic days we get to do a lot at home, but not as many adventures. I want to try and fix that, so yesterday we went out for a bike ride. It had good parts and bad part.

I wish I had taken more video of the part where we died, but we were a little busy trying to find a path that kept getting smaller and wetter, and also trying to convince ourselves that we would be able to get through if we just kept moving forward. Well, two of us were doing that: Zion knew from the beginning that we should have just turned back. Eventually we did, after getting soaked up to our knees and scratched with thorns and bitten by mosquitoes and ticks and maybe poisoned by poison ivy. It was a little dispiriting retracing our steps through all that horror.

But the riding part was great, and we're excited to go out again soon. On the big paths.

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chicken video

As promised—theatened?—here is a farming movie. I made it in response to a prompt from church asking "in these pandemic days, what is giving you life?" Chickens are just a small part of what's giving me life, but they're the most photogenic part. I only had 20 seconds to show them off, and you better believe I used up all 20!

(With appreciation and apologies to Danny Barnes for the unauthorized music sample...)

puppet screen test

Because the job that I get money for has this season suddenly become at least a third video production I've been putting some time into learning how to do it better. Yesterday, I was practicing with some new tools while the boys made sock puppets with Leah, and in the afternoon those two projects came together. Rather delightfully, I think!

vacation recap video

I shot more video of our vacation this year than I took pictures. There's a part of me that wants to remember what they're like at this age, how they move and how they talk, apart from just recording their sweet blond cherub faces. While cutting this public video, I had a mind to include a five-minute shot of Harvey and Zion playing in a fountain, just to give everyone the idea of how simultaneously magical and boring it is sitting around watching children all day. But Dan asked me to cut it to the good parts. Here it is, highlights of our vacation:

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