Thursday, October 01, 2009

October 1st

Okay, so the deadline for the video contest has now past.

This apparently hasn't stopped someone from posting a new video for the contest. Not only that, but it has been posted in some way that only friends can see it, and I'm not one of the friends. Hopefully, that person forgot to make the contest one of the friends, and the judges won't be able to see it either.

I would be really mad if I did all this work only to be beaten by someone who entered the contest hours after the deadline pasted.

In case you missed any of my videos, here is the first one. Here is my second one, about knitting, and the revised video now entered in the contest. And here is the video I posted about food, and it's revised version.

And here is my very last video that I posted thirty minutes before midnight yesterday. It's dumb. The voiceover part is terrible. It wasn't great to start with, but I thought I had turned it up enough to hear it. I've had a lot of trouble with the voiceover stuff, and last night I was working by myself and couldn't figure out what was wrong. First, the clips weren't properly muted, so I had to go back and do that. And sometimes the microphone doesn't do well near a power pack, so I moved that, but there's only so far that you can move that to and still have it work. And I just ran out of things to try, and I ran out of time, so I posted the video anyway.

I did at least figure out how to turn down the music a bit.

This is the first one I've added music to. I like this little bit that is supposed to go with the "sports" video, and just before I gave up trying to find it, I decided to make a "sports" clip and then just deleted everything else from the clip except the music.

During the week or so that I didn't work on videos, I forgot how to do a few things. So even though this last video is shorter and there is less going on than in the others, it still took me about six hours to make the thing. That is in addition to filming the thing.

And, as you might guess, most of the day before making the video was spent cleaning the backroom, so that I had something to film.

And I forgot to hide the labels on the yarn, and I didn't have time to do anything to fix it. So it might not count in the contest anyway.

So of the thirteen videos posted, four of them are mine. I should get something, right?


dmarks said...

I'd trade your messy room for mine. For one thing, mine is the living room. It's better to have a messy back room than have a messy living room.

For another, your messy room has Sleestak skulls and a Pylon on it. Those add class to any room, by making it "oganza".

Best of luck on the contest. And Happy Spocktober.

laughingattheslut said...

But I do have a messy living room. In order to be able to move about in the back room enough to make the video, I had to take a few things to the living room, in addition to the junk that was already there. Plus, I have added a few things that are normally in the dining room, so that I had more space to film the other videos from there, and I moved in a few boxes that were in my way while I cleaned half of the bedroom and sorted through some books.

I did think that you needed to see the pylon and the Sleestak skull, so you could see the difference between the flat-backed skull wall hanging and the full in the round Sleestak head in the other video.

Anyway, I guess I will be taking a break today, whether I want to or not. I keep starting to do things and end up getting a bit dizzy and going back to bed. I would rather be cleaning the kitchen so that I can cook something.

Ananda girl said...

Ooh... I had a bug recently that made me dizzy. That is not fun. Hope you feel better soon.

Good luck on the contest!