Wednesday, April 16, 2008

novice video discovery

With there being video at Flickr now, I am exploring doing a daily video. I's been an amazing 7 days. People who I know by the pictures they take, are now moving , speaking, I'm hearing what their voices sounds like, our different but similar dialects.

I'm a total novice at this video stuff. if you had told me 1 month ago I would be doing a daily video selfie, I would have told you "no way!you're crazy!" It's not that I didn't like video, it's just that I couldn't imagine, me expressing myself that way, I'm kind slow in my geek abilities.
But now I am,I doing a daily video, and it RAWKS! I love it's immediacy, I love that I have no idea what I am doing,and I'm having so much fun creating these 90 second little slices of life.I'm learning mov. files can be smaller, than avi. I'm learning which of the cameras, I have can accomplish small files, but great sound.
I'm watching in awe, at my contacts, and what they are creating, and how they are revealing themselves, it's great, and inspiring, and I am so thankful, to pay witness to it.I'm also thankful for the glimpses of humor, that keep my smiling big.

Friday, April 11, 2008

video on flickr!

I belong to flickr, it's a great photo sharing site. There is as much of a community there, as there is here. The newest development at Flickr is the advent of being able to upload 90 seconds of video.
It seems like progress to me, another avenue to create and express yourself visually.

What has surprised me is the vehemence of people against it! Like huh??? The commentary has been amazing to read. There is even a group at Flickr against it, and they have an online petition you can sign to voice your disgust. The people against feel it will destroy the sanctity of the still photograph. Are you serious!?!

This is my take on it, I feel that the same wonderful, real, hugely creative people, that take those breathtaking , and charming photos, I love will, do the same with their videos. And I'd like to say for the record here, that very thing has happened. I now am able to supplement the photos, I love with these rich little video clips from their life, and frankly I am in love with it. It gives me the warm fuzzies, it makes me feel good and smile alot.

and honestly, it's only a video, if you press play.