Shot, cut and uploaded with my iPod Touch & iMovie app.See comments "Fragments 001 – #vlomo10 Day 2"
I was putting together a big elaborate post-election video… but in the comments to the Placenta video, Frank Carver reminded me to take my own advice: the key to success in posting every day for Videoblogging Month is to avoid ambition – don’t up the ante each day. Just carry your camera with you, capture a simple moment and share it.
And I’ve been really enjoying Elsie Escobar‘s VloMo videos – she’s recording her baby girl’s first few weeks. She made me realise: I have a videoblog, we’re thousands of miles from home, and I’ve hardly posted any video or pictures of Lila for all our family and friends. She’s seven weeks old and almost 14lbs already! So to start with, here’s 90 seconds from breakfast.
I love how all these VloMo videos and comments are creating responses and conversations.
Shot on my Nokia N93 phone.
Formats Available: iPod/iPhone compatible MPEG4 (.m4v)See comments "For everybody back home – VloMo Day 5"
Is this what Halloween is like everywhere in North America?
Speaking of madness, it’s suddenly Videoblogging Month again. Already? How did that happen?
Last year it was called NaVloPoMo, but it’s (sadly?) just been renamed Videoblogging Month 2008 – VloMo08 for short.
Post one video every day in November. That’s all you have to do…
2007 was the first year, and it turned out to be an incredible collaborative experiment. Exhausting but rewarding. I hope this year is as much fun.
Actually, I think for me it’ll be *more* fun. Last year I just didn’t have time to watch enough. But then, between us all, we made over 1000 videos in 30 days.
You can watch (and JOIN IN) at our new Mefeedia channel:
I can’t wait to see the videos start coming in.
Meanwhile, it’s now 2 a.m. – so you’ll have to excuse me. I have a *lot* of candy to get through before Amy wakes up.See comments "Halloween in Cumberland – VloMo08, Day 1"
Music: Early Days, by The Helium Tapes
Shot, edited and sent with Nokia N93.
This was our last weekend in the English countryside before we emigrate. I wanted to capture and cut together some quiet little moments to take with me on my phone as a reminder.
But after it was done, I thought it could do with a bit of tightening to improve it. Maybe cut a few seconds here and there. So I opened up my phone and started fiddling. You know when you’re doodling or sketching, and you make something you’re vaguely pleased with, but then you just have to add one more line… and then another… and then another…?
Oh – and my last week in England is also the fourth annual Videoblogging Week. So I’ll be churning out my egocentric mobile rubbish every day this week! Hurray! To join in, just make a video every day this week and tag each video ‘videobloggingweek2008’ and post a link at: http://videobloggingweek2008.blogspot.com/See comments "Country Colours & Remix"
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I hope this rainbow brightens people’s days all over the world. Please share this with any of your family or friends who’d appreciate a little magic in their day 🙂
And I’m making films for the Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards at the moment, so if you like this film, I’d love it if you could rate it and/or comment on the Pangea Day channel to help me out, and I’ll return the favour on your videos/blog/podcast.
Of the 200 or so films that I’ve made with my phone in the last year, I think this is the one I like the most.
We went on our favorite London walk for the last time yesterday with our friend Lucy – along the River Thames at Hammersmith.
In two and a half weeks, we’re moving to Canada.
So I started filming a plane in the clouds with my phone, thinking about making a video about us leaving, and suddenly something magical happened…
…and kept on happening! Instead of fading, they got brighter, and more intense!
In mythology, religion, art, literature, music and film, the Rainbow is a powerful symbol – a sign of hope and life and new beginnings.
I grew up in Christian boarding schools, so usually the first thing I think of when I see a rainbow is the rainbow that God sends Noah after the great flood in Genesis:
“And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”
Yeah. It’s either that or The Wizard Of Oz.
See you on the other side 🙂See comments "Amazing Rainbows! London Says Goodbye As We Emigrate"
Just a collection of moments from today.
I wish I could have shown you the Gnome House. It was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen. Amy was awed. But it was way too dark to film. (Even my kitchen at night is too dark to film. It’s the one thing that really bugs me about the N93. I think I’m going to have to stop using it soon, so I can have some fun with colours and night-time filming.)
Anyway, the school is pretty amazing.
Those drawings I show on the way into the main building – they’re by people in Class 9, who are (I guess) 15/16 years old.
It’s not an art school. It’s a Waldorf school – an holistic educational movement set up by Rudolph Steiner in the early 20th Century. Read more here and see the Wikipedia entry on him here. It’s pretty interesting.
Also ran into the brilliant and unhinged Jason Jarrett (ABuddhistPodcast.com and ForestRowRadio.com) whom I met for the first time two weeks ago at Phil Campbell‘s bash (see here for evidence), and only afterwards realised that we had this other connection. Only saw him briefly, but hopefully have even more excuse to hang out now.See comments "Christmas Fair at my niece and nephew’s Waldorf school"