Thursday, October 14, 2010

Emptying The Bucket


THE BUCKET

The bucket, the bucket, the bucket for me!
There's health in the bucket, there's wealth in the bucket,

There's mair i' the bucket than money can see ;
An' aye when I leuk in't I find there's a beuk in't
That teaches the essence o' wisdom to me.

I have a bucket list. A bucket list for my online digital life.

Something that's been on that list for over a year is creating digital movies. This past summer at the Southern California Jamboree I took a video overview course with Randy Seaver, Genea-Musings, that was taught by Elyse Doerflinger, Elyse's Genealogy Blog.

Let me just say that creating a video is more frustrating than I expected. Sure you can bang out a video, but doing one proud will take a lot of practice.

Matching music, video, titles, tempo, rhythm have given me a new found respect for the work of my Grandfather Jesse Greene, the film editor.

Thank you Elyse for the information, hints, tips, and resources. And here is the movie I promised. Be kind, I'm just learning. And yes, it's a promotional video. Probably the result of spending too much time watching Mad Men.

Where's the fire? At Shades Of The Departed!

This video can be found on Shades TV, and on the Shades Channel on Vimeo.

More bucket list coming soon!

8 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

Congrats on ticking one off the bucket list! I am in awe!

October 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth O'Neal said...

I think you did a great job for your first time out of the box! :-) Just curious: what software did you use (I'm guessing iMovie?)?

I used to love, love, love creating digital movies, back in the day when I had more time. It's a lot of work, but always so satisfying to see the finished product.

October 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Carol - one down and about fifty to go.

October 15, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Hi Elizabeth:

I used Keynote and QuickTime Pro. iMovie for my next project.

-fM

October 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Cheryl Palmer said...

I LOVE IT Cuz! You are amazing and have such fortitude! Wonderful! Can't wait until the next one! I have never done anything like this, I am impressed, although I know you can do ANYTHING!

October 15, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Sue Edminster said...

Love it!

Sue Edminster

October 15, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Michelle Goodrum said...

Bravo! Well done!

October 17, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I was going to say I think it's great for a first time effort, and then I reconsidered: I think it's great! It doesn't look like a first-time effort to me. Well done!

October 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

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