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Friday, September 30, 2011

Barack Hussein Obama's 2011 Martha's Vineyard vacation arrival

I was done with work and Obama was arriving soon. I wasn't planning on being there, but since I was less than a quarter mile away and the timing worked out I decided to go video the event.

He isn't even in this video, hiding behind the school bus barricade upon arrival and quickly whisked away. This is the raw, unedited version of the video I did.

I have 2 other edited versions: one that youtube doesn't mind because I did the music score for:

And 1 listed in the description of that version that has some of what I thought was fair use blips of songs.

Suffice it to say, I am a Right Wing conservative politically. I really despise what our current administration is doing to the country with its socialistic Marxist policies.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Shower, a Reconstructive Nightmare

On my unfinished projects list is the shower reconstruction I did. 
I did a huge pile of stills of a shower surround I got from Home Depot.

After ripping the tiling off the walls I found huge amounts of unexpected work, like re-insulating and mold to sterilize.  

The most time consuming part of the project was discovering the shower mixer plumbing fixture was utterly corroded after 30 years of acidic water from our well.

I needed to re-plumb the entire shower from the floor up. I also raised the shower head since I am 6'7" and tired of hitting my head on low shower heads. 

Sometime, when I have  some time, I will finish this project and put it on MVTV.
Working with stills is very time consuming.

I would also like to thank Cottle's Lumber, and Ace Hardware and plumbing supply, Hinckley's hardware, Vineyard Plumbing Supply and Chris Freid for parts, knowledge and help.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Honey Pot Hill Apple Picking

We went apple and pear picking yesterday. I got 45 min of footage and Sarah got tons of stills.  I am capturing the video right now.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Stills of Virgil the Sheep Part deux

These are Drue-cam webcam captured stills from 1998 of Virgil the sheep from the second encounter I had with him. The odd thing about Virgil and my old webcam was that "Internet Tonight" did a blurb on my webcam and they wanted to know what was up with the sheep on my webcam. It was purely random. 

I would never have known about this piece on my webcam except an ICQ friend in Trinidad saw it and was chatting with me when she saw it. She was shocked and told me about it. I emailed the producer and they sent me a copy of the show.

Blasted Hi-8 tapes, that is another tape that split while trying to capture it recently. I really need that splicing block.

Here are the stills, I have this captured and will do a video when I can piece them together:

Link to Part Un:

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Projects I found tonight

I captured 2 of my hi-8 tapes today.

Sadly, I had 3 others break in the camera. I can fix them but I need to buy a splicing block and some tape. Rather expensive for what it is.

On the 2 tapes I captured are these items:
Family Christmas 
My baptism at our church
Fishtank footage
July 4th Parade in Edgartown (street level)
Some of our trip to Franconia Notch, NH just before the Old Man crumbled.
Springtime on Southroad (including footage of Virgil the sheep and Mary)
The Field Gallery
Epicenter Internet cafe
a huge outcropping of mushrooms where we used to live
(4 hours of tape captured)

I want to tie the Virgil footage in with him walking down Edgartown, but I am worried the footage is on one of the broken tapes.

Let me know if you want any of that processed ahead of the snail pace I work on.

Sunset Overlooking Tashmoo 1998

This is a sunset over the Tashmoo Overlook in 1998.

In 1998 I was heavy into videoing stuff around the island with my HI-8 camera.
I would then capture random shots from the tapes for my Webcam.

Disneyland, Its a Small World After All - Ambiently

Ambient screaming ride. We went into "It's a small world" ride at Disneyland. I figured I could shut my camera off and take a break.  Then, my wife says: "This is probably the most important ride here, why is your camera off?"  On it went.  I missed the beginning of the ride.  I thought it would go well with some screaming ambient music.

Our Hummingbirds, Mushrooms and other backyard nature

Looks like they are getting ready to leave so I did some video on our hummingbirds.
Also went on a mushroom hunt in the backyard with the kids, decided to include a
few stills of that.  I have more for another video though.

Re-edited version ready for cable station.
I re-edited my earlier work (5 hour re-edit time)
Added new pictures and fixed some other stuff.
This is the version I will be running on MVTV shortly.
Hummingbirds, Mushrooms and other backyard bugs, plants, et al.

I rescored this version and muted the previous track of Bach that I had

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Float's Eye View: The Edgartown July 4, 2010 Parade from a float

Ever want to ride a float in the Edgartown July 4 parade? This is your chance. Mostly raw unedited footage of the entire parade from July 4, 2010. If you were there and see yourself in the crowd, leave a comment with the time from the video in the comment

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Valley of Fire - Las Vegas

While in Las Vegas, we went to tour "Valley of Fire."
It was awesome, very hot and way worth the trip.
Here is a video of some of the stuff we saw while there.

Disneyland With All the Works

At the end of our day at Disneyland, I videoed the fireworks.
I thought it came out good, I ran it on MVTV and got lots of plays on channel 13.

The Lost Vegas Episode

A quirky video I did to experiment with some of the offbeat special effects that I am normally afraid to touch for my regular work. I shot some video of the inside of a lighted cup at the Rainforest cafe at the MGM grand hotel where we had lunch.

I decided to throw really weird effects on it and then added a cinematic score to the whole thing, figured I would experiment with velocity envelopes as well. 

It's quick, odd and just plain quirky.

Friday, September 9, 2011

President Barack Hussein Obama's Taxpayer funded Arrival for his Martha's Vineyard Vacation 2011

I decided to edit out some of the fodder of the last video and add some stuff for debate. Have at it folks. Bolder Fresher.

Youtube is limiting my fair use stuff so I muted that track and uploaded this

This is the link to the unlisted full version: (Unavailable in some countries)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sheepwalk Virgil test

This is a test of my video idea.

I am going to test this with this quick unedited video of Virgil the Sheep.

That is  Virgil the sheep.
I videoed that in 1998 and captured that with my old rainbow runner capturing system I used for my webcam: Druecam back in 1998.

When I find the videotape I will recapture the entire segment and followup footage from another location and make a far better video of this. 

Yes, Virgil is walking down the road in front of St. Andrew's church. Guess who he is following: Mary, his owner.

Ask questions, leave comments please.


I am about to embark on a huge video publishing project on Youtube.

I figure I will use this blog as a way to describe the videos in more detail or take comments from viewers etc.

I am not really sure where this will go or what it will turn into, but figure I need the place for when I get started.

Welcome to my haphazardry.