Saturday, December 05, 2009

Experimental video! --- FEEEDBACK please! :)

Hey there friends. Been a little while. I'm still recovering from a cold, computer adapter fail moment, H1N1 sick kids & other such excuse making. Soooo, to make for it though really I'm still cringing from viewing this......here's a little video I made a while ago. I hope you'll forgive my humble stumble bumble attempt. I know I'm talking non-sense & looking at it now it's not as clear as I wanted (maybe I'll give it a thought before I start) . Plus I have no video editing program so that's something I wanna figure out too. Any suggestions? It's something I wanted to do & hope it'll at least make you smirk. Want to make another one soon. Any advice, tips & love coming my way is great.



13 comments:

Babylove said...

duuude, it gets painful to watch after the first 2 times. OUCHIE DOO!!

Lei said...

I LIKE it!...MORE!

Aich said...

Do more! Do more!
For editing, Windows Movie Maker is probably already on your computer. It's pretty simple and basic to get you started at least.
I really like it, Al! I love watching you in action and this time I can do it without feeling like a doofus staring at you, hehe.

Aich said...

Better yet next time I'll go over and hold the video cam so we can see your face more :)!

Kari said...

Hurray! Not bad for a first video. :) The first thing that came to mind was that I've never seen you cook so slow. :P I do realise that it was for the tutorial though. :)

lil said...

awesome! can't believe you didn't touch the editing, it's really smooth, naturally everyone thinks they look dorky in their own vids. Great tips too! I have a red capsicum in my fridge now..all I need now is a grill hehe. whenever I did that with eggplant over a raw flame to make babaganoush I would pick at it to skin it...now I know! Definitely do more!! And aich is right about windows movie maker..it's really easy so you can shrink the film if you ever make a mistake (not that you have in this one hehe). looking forward to the next!

Babylove said...

tx guys, yeah I tried movie maker but I was taking that on my rinky dink camera so the files came out as Quick Time files & don't really have a clue how to convert them to a file that Windows M.M. will read (course they won't read QT) Soooo, any suggestions? Maybe I just need to get my video camera back & use that anyway. My biggest concern is long moments of ridiculous silence or stupid commentary when I am talking.

And yeah, Kari, I figured if I did it too fast I wouldn't have time to explain it but I want a shorter video so maybe I should just go normal speed. I was actually thinking cutting techniques video would be fun.

laura said...

No not painful at all Al;) I like the way you do everything so smoothly & make it look easy. Gives happy-wna-learn-how-do-cook cookers like me a hopeful tummy tingle.
The silence is not so long & the commentary is interesting. Please, please make more!!!

p.s: can we give requests?

Florence said...

I'd like to see a tutorial for cooking cup lamen. I have a sinking feeling now that Masa and Steve were not telling us the whole truth in their video. I am concerned.

Elaina said...

AL!!! This ROCKS! You HAVE to make MORE!!!

Lisa said...

I'm going to be uber-critical for a moment, but let me just say i loved this.

Firstly, eliminate the word 'LIKE' from your vocabulary.

Try writing a rough script/story flow, so you have and idea in your head whats happening.

Do that little trick, where things like salt, pepper and capers are pre- prepared in little bowls.

Get your head in the shot, it's pretty.

You've made me think of doing a red and green jar of these for Christmas.

All in all well done. I fully expect you to have your own cooking show, before long.

Babylove said...

Lisa, thanks a million! Yeah, I agree 100% abou the likes and needing a script of sorts. Unless I have someone to take video I can't get my face in there unless I zoom out & then you can't see the stuff. I just had to do this to see how much harder it is in real life to pull off. Loved your comments!!

Elaina said...

Al, you guys had/have the swine flu??
I read this post and watched the video and then later I was talking with Dad and watching it again and we were both like, wait a minute, what?? Double take!! They're recovering from H1N1?
Why didn't you tell us?? Is everyone okay now?? worryworryworry