I posted photos from my Vermont trip yesterday, but I have not yet posted the sledding video I made. Why did I make a sledding video? Well, the Housemate was talking about how he would take video of himself surfing in Indonesia this winter break so he could show me the awesome Sumbawa waves, and he even has this cool camera that he can attach to his surfboard and all, so I said, "Well then, I'll take video of me...um...sledding." I was thus committed to producing a sledding video.
As most of my stories go these days, my camera could have cooperated better. The main problem actually was not enough memory, so I could only get one take from each camera position. The second problem, of course, was not being able to see the screen, so I couldn't actually see what I was shooting when I had the camera perched on my shoulder. Right--I had this cool rigging set up so the Gorillapod (which I received in my stocking this Christmas) was holding onto the overall-like straps of my snow pants, and the camera was held upright by being nicely nestled in the neck of my parka. Anyway, since I was leading forward most of the time while sledding, all the camera really got was my legs (not very interesting--all bulked up by the snow pants), the red sled, and a bit of snow whooshing by on the side. So most of that footage was wasted. Ah well.
This is by far the most edited video that I have ever put together--I was learning the software as I went along. I think it came out reasonably well all things considered. Hmm... this will be the first sample of my voice on my blog. I'm not sure it's particularly representative, since I was being silly while narrating my video, especially with the "Oh noooo!" as I try desperately to stop before the gate at the bottom of the hill without getting my camera wet in the snow. Pretty tricky.
Well, here it is. Enjoy!