Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Birthday Bash! - Package 2 - Cardboard Junkie

I hope you guys enjoyed the first package that we filmed from Mike at Achiever Card Blog.

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.

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2


dayf said...

I haven't heard the Ben Folds song before, but I like Creedence.

That was pretty cool, I really liked how Connor was plastered with stickers by the end. Glad he enjoyed the cards!

dinged corners said...

jv, please send our compliments to the "cameraman."

great cards from dayf. connor is so sweet. we wonder if you are raising a future collector/blogger there. although in another ten years who knows what new technology will have come along to change the hobby.

jv said...

dayf - Man, you gotta go buy/download Ben Folds Five Whatever and Ever Amen. It's great!!

DC - I agree. The "behind the scenes" folks neve get enough credit! haha... Lori was doing the job of cameraman, gaffer, key grip, catering coordinator, marketing, publicity, etc...

She's a one-woman army!