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moving...more of my film art
08-02-2005, 09:31 PM
so...we're moving to a new home...well it's not new but it is new to us. We're buying and it's cool. So naturally I made a trailer for the full length family film to come.
since then I have shot in excess of 100 clips to string together.
here's a short clip from the "Getting Ready" scene
it is mostly for family so it's not gonna be all intense and what not...it's a much better alternative to the traditional "family slide show".
Here's a great scene saying farewell to a couple significant friends. Note this is completely art related plus you have to see my son at the end...lololol:
Here is me learning to fill cement holes:
and finally here's a quick look at the wood laminate flooring going in
In the end it looks like it may be about a 40 minute film which is cool. The challenege will be to not over "effect" it and maintain a good flow. Since there isn't a true story to go by I'll attempt to entertain and educate.
In my world even something as horrific as moving has some happy moments. I try to emphasis the "good" for my kids and teach them how to do everything I do so they can have something to "fall back on". My son appears to be headed for a career behind the camera...unless he gets that dance down. lol
p.s. It's all filmed on my Fuji 5100 digital camera and then edited in Vegas Video. I use the Sorenson Squeeze codec to produce my flv files and that's about it.
08-09-2005, 06:17 AM
08-10-2005, 02:51 AM
those are neat! what a great idea.
moving sucks, no doubt. you made it fun at least to watch someone else do it.
i like your choice of audio tracks as well.
08-12-2005, 09:25 PM
yeah it'll be way cool for the Fam
here's the floor prep clip
I got about 15 more to produce then make the DVD.
The new home is fantastic...there's a great sense of piece when you know it's yours.
08-13-2005, 12:15 AM
yes, i forgot to say how happy i am for you. congratulations.
i, too, am a home-owner. to say 'goodbye' to renting is one of life's nice little passages into another chapter. you have your own place. and you are king.
and, in a sense, you are paying yourself to live there as opposed to somebody else. you will accumulate equity that you will be able to use as leverage for future purchases.
often, a re-fi, as well, will put you into a better loan arrangement. so you have that to look forward to.
i love waking up, going pee, going to the kitchen, making coffee, smelling it, making toast, reading the paper, and it is all mine.
i can go out to the garage, make a project, and get back to it later, and it is mine.
i have nobody living above or below me, so i can make foot traffic noises and it does not matter. i can work on the car in the driveway without being bothered. i can have a house party and get drunk in my own house. and plop into bed. and the hangover is all mine.
enjoy, my bretheren mastah.
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