Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Flower for LinLin: My First Flip

       For my birthday, I received the 2nd Generation Flip Mino HD 2-hour video camera, about which I had heard good things. It took some nerve to turn it on, but I knew I wanted to make a flower come to life as I had seen in an old stop-action movie. Hannah was a natural to perform for me. We made the movie in under 5 minutes since the family was on the way out the door. You can hear the normally patient David in the background.
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     I love to watch this over and over. I hope Hannah will do some demonstrations for me as well...to make some how-to's clear. Flip inserted right into my computer and everything needed opened up on my desktop. Later I figured how to put the footage into iMovie for more sophisticated editing, but I love this as it is. (I may not leave it up if it breaks up trying to load.)

6 comments:

  1. The Flip video is impressive. Of course, such a cute and talented "actress" adds immensely to the whole production. Bravo to you and Hannah. You do indeed deserve a flower.

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  2. As I told you in the video seen OUTSIDE the blog, this is a keeper. I'll look forward to MANY more outstanding videos :).

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  3. Surprise! I got to your blog another way - using your URL. Hannah has such a sweet voice. I loved the flower idea. Congratulations!

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  4. On TCM today, I saw only part of the movie Stromboli; but Ingrid Bergman was drawing the same flowers on her wall.

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  5. What a wonderful b.day gift, and what fun you're going to have with it. From others' comments, am I right that they might have had problems playing the movie from within the blog??? Not I! I clicked on play and it worked right away. I loved Hannah's self-confidence as she drew the flower. What a super blog and this is going to make your blog posts all the more exciting. Now to find out from you how to "move" a short little movie from the computer to the blog...Maybe just as one moves still photos???

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  6. No one had a problem that I heard of. I found the second time I watched it, it loaded slowly, but that was the only time. Glad you could view it.

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