Tales from the Motherland

Though I have a camera or my iPhone in my kids’ faces taking pictures on an almost daily basis, I rarely shoot video. Once upon a time when I was a broadcast journalism student at BYU, I became really proficient at shooting and editing video. I had to be. We had zero budget to do otherwise.

But that was 15 years ago and I haven’t kept up with all the photo editing tools that are out there so that corner of my life has gone to the wayside.

Until my friend Stacey stepped in.

At Bode’s birthday last week at Fish Creek, she shot several short vignettes of the festivities and edited them together through iMovie on her iPad into a darling/hilarious superhero birthday movie trailer.

I’d show it to you but she has yet to send it to me. Something about having to join YouTube or Facebook in order to upload it.

As great as she is with technology, it cracks me up she wants nothing to do with either of them.

So she graciously came over to my parent’s house yesterday to show the kids and me how to make our own movie trailer using Jamie’s iPad. I was delighted it was pretty easy but we quickly realized we needed a lot more footage than our little outings that afternoon and I regretted I hadn’t been shooting video of our entire trip.

There’s always next time.

So, take 1 minute (that’s how long it is) to check out an afternoon in Tales From The Motherland. I think we did a pretty darn good job for our first effort. though I realized I would never make it as a movie director; it made me too bossy.

“No, stop there. Come back. Now run. Don’t smile at the camera. Look natural.”

You get the idea.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30hnfTOmgcI]

I expect Hollywood to come calling any minute.

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