Friday, January 28, 2011

My First Video - Altered Mini Composition Notebook


Oh my gosh!
I can't believe I finally did it!
I made my very first video!

This is something I've dreamed of doing
since I came across my first
 Kristina Werner video a year ago
and was inspired to begin this whole
papercrafting journey.

But I was clueless as to how to go
about it, and I'll admit it, a bit
terrified, too. Afraid of coming across
as a total idiot, I guess. ;o)

But then the other day when I posted
my latest altered mini composition notebook
and some of you requested a how-to,
I figured it was time to take the plunge.

When I began on Monday,
I didn't even know if my camera had
video capabilities. I had no idea
that there was video software
(Windows Movie Maker)
already installed on my computer.
Told you I was clueless!
But with a little help from Google
and YouTube, I figured it out.
It took me the ENTIRE day Monday
to film, and the ENTIRE day today
to do the voice-over and upload,
but here it is at last.

Enjoy!


By the way, I am also entering this in the Wee Memories Challenge 40 Sponsored by iCopic. The theme of this challenge is "Free Your Creativity."  I'd say I've done that this week, wouldn't you? :o)


22 comments:

  1. Such a fantastic alteration. And yay for your first video! I'm inspired.

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  2. Whoo hoo!! **can you hear the round of applause** AWESOME job on your first video! You rocked it! Hope it is the first of many! I also want to thank you for convincing me to finally break down and get that pink adhesive gun! ;) (oh, and a sanding sponge, too...what a cool tool!) Great job, you have completely inspired me to give it a go!

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  3. AWESOME! Thanks, for a great tutorial, Christy. I am so making some of these!

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  4. What a beautiful and sweet, all at once, little notebook! Great job on your first video, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

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  5. Great job on your first video!

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  6. Love your sweet little notebook! And woohoo on your first video!

    SO glad you played along at Wee Memories this week! :D

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  7. Very cute, love that patterned paper!

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  8. Love your book & very nice job on your first video! TFS!!!

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  9. This is a gorgeous altered project!! And your video was awesome for a first go! Loved it :)

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  10. Christy, this is fabulous. I love your altered notebook! It is absolutely ADORABLE!! Where did you pick up the mini notebooks by the way? I would love to make a few for my son's teachers.... You did a terrific job on your first video! I have never done one. Curious to see how you set up your camera to film you. Did you use a laptop or stand alone camera? Your patterned papers and bird and sentiment - the whole thing is just adorable. I LOVE IT! Would love to CASE you... Thanks so much for the inspiration girl! You rocked this!

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  11. Very cute little comp book! You used some of my favorite papers.

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  12. Woohoo, three cheers!! Way to go on making a video! Your altered book is superbly cute - wonderfully done and a great cause! TFS!!

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  13. Laurel, I actually took a tip from Kristina Werner and used packing tape to attach my camera to a bendy-neck lamp. It was a little tricky to do, since I couldn't cover the lens and I needed to be able to access the buttons, but I worked around that by making kind of a sling with two strips of tape so the camera hung in the middle.

    I kept the lamp turned off, obviously, since it would overheat the camera, but my desk is right in front of a window, so I didn't need it on.

    The only bad thing was everytime I made any quick movements, like using my trimmer, the camera would shake like crazy. I was able to edit most of that out of the video, but you can still see it when I'm smoothing out the papers. Oh well.

    Originally, I tried to talk through it, but about halfway through, I forgot, so I ended up deleting it and doing a voice over.

    And I'm flattered that you would want to CASE me! Feel free, anytime you want! :o)

    If anyone else has any questions, let me know! I'll be happy to answer.

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  14. Oh, and the composition notebooks are from Walmart. They're something like 69 cents a piece. My kids love them, because they fit in their pockets.

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  15. Oh so cute! I have covered notepads before for party favors, I am definitely going to try a composition book now. I love books that you can tie closed with a ribbon! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Standing ovation, you did a great job! I always do voice overs on my videos using movie maker, it is so much easier. Such a cute project, so glad you did a video, awesome.

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  17. How COOL to hear your voice! :)
    What a great video and a fantastic project!

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  18. Wow Christie! That's amazing...I popped over from Ashley's blog and watched your video. I love the little altered comp book...and you did a great job with the video.

    I'll have to stop by more often and see what you're making...because I love looking a paper crafting...it's not my thing, but I love it nonetheless!

    Hi to Andreas too!

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  19. Great video for your lovely notebook!

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  20. Sweet project....and great job on your first video, kudos to you!

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  21. Awesome video tutorial, Christiana! And the notebook is adorable, too! :o) Great work!

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