We had a blast filming the packages but as we went along we figured out how to keep them from being 30 minute videos. Sorry, Mike, that we turned your package into a miniseries...
The second set of films were created courtesy of the gift sent over by dayf of Cardboard Junkie fame. While the timing isn't much better, it is shorter.
I hate the restrictions of Youtube and I have seriously considered using Vimeo after Mario mentioned it. But, I'm a neat freak and a self professed "organizaholic" and I didn't like the idea of having my videos spread across multiple sites. And, no matter how charming of a five year old I have, he's still a five year old and best taken in "less than 10 minute" bursts.
Also, my apologies to dayf for my complete and utter lack of knowledge on some of the cards that were in the package. I've always enjoyed superhero movies and lore, but I never delved into the collectibles side of it. With the exception of some old He-Man cards, I'm completely clueless.
But, regardless, we still had a great time opening the present. I apologize once again to Mike at Achiever for the quality off the video. I can guarantee you that it wasn't for lack of trying. I have no idea what I'm doing. Prior to this undertaking, I knew how to film a box break and upload it to Youtube. That's it.
Since then, I've learned how to add music, photos, and various effects using a combination of Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Photoshop, Screen Capture, and iTunes. I'm sure there's a better alternative, but please hold the comments. I'm more than overwhelmed with the current setup. I couldn't handle higher technology.
Hope you guys enjoy the package and, dayf, I hope you're an Ben Folds Five and Creedence Clearwater Revival fan.
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