So this week for Jessica @ Farm Fresh‘s It’s Real Life she’s decided to take us beyond the comfortable confines of our cameras and ask us to take videos of ourselves introducing ourselves. I know, totally opening the door for embarrassment galore. But never one to back down from a challenge, I decided to play along anyway. And it did indeed present a couple of challenges:
Challenge #1: Figure out how to take a video. I learned pretty quickly that my webcam does video also which made this pretty easy.
Challenge #2: Take an appropriate video. You know first I had to play around with all the cute options like you can make it in thermal heat map mode, or Cartoon Comic Book mode, etc. So I tooled around for a bit and made a few gems like this one:
Challenge #3: Figure out what to say. Like actually for the real video – because the one I just showed you wasn’t it. I promise. I took like 30 videos, 25 of which were so lame I refuse to upload them. I decided after long thought to drag MM into this, hoping his cuteness would make the video more interesting. I think it worked:
Challenge #4: Drag MM away from the computer so I could pick a video. My kid is a camera whore and apparently also a webcam video whore. Sorry for the obsessive use of the wh word. We took a gazillion videos together and he seriously cried when I finally told him we were all done and kept whining to take more which we did a few times. We made cute “shorts” like this one:
Challenge #5: Pick a video. I obviously settled for the three videos above. Out of the 30ish that we took.
Challenge #6: Figure out how to get them online. At first I tried uploading them directly onto the blog but dh complained about bandwidth restrictions so I moved them to Google Video but that didn’t seem to be working so then I tried YouTube… So far it seems to be working! Challenge? You’ve been met.
For more videos of other people’s hopefully tech savvier and more interesting real lives just click here!
Oh this is also part of another fun meme over @ Heart of The Matter on Fridays!
We also took a couple of fun pictures that I wanted to share – I hope that’s not cheating: