Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Movie making in Newborn, GA

Until yesterday, I had not had a chance to use our new digital video camera (is that even what they are now called?). When we first got it, the kids made many skateboard and bike stunt videos and I helped them with those a bit. But I hadn't picked it up for my self before, with my own vision in mind, until last night. I taped our first film for the new farm blog and then spent much of the night learning how to edit. I went out again this morning and filmed some more. I'd like to just spend the next week doing nothing but learning how to make a video. But then I remember that I have children who need to eat and wear clean clothes and explore the world.

Though, I can't feel entirely selfish. This new interest of mine did provoke Jesse and a few of his friends to make their own movie, about an eight-ball and the way its answers lead them into doing all kinds of strange, mysterious things. They had their first brainstorming session in the fort at the farm this morning:They ran to find us, an hour later, filled with ideas and a filming schedule, and asking for a camera. Luckily, Logan has a video camera that he will bring next time so I didn't have to re-learn how to share, yet. Maybe we are all being inspired by the Hollywood film trucks and actor trailers that are presently taking over the tiny town of Newborn next to our farm. I took a picture of them while driving by. As you can tell, my eyes stayed on the road.Their movie is in a far different genre. They are making Halloween 2, starring freaky good Malcolm McDowall. I hope that Jesse and crew's "8-Ball" is a lot less horrific. I know my organic vegetable films will be.

4 comments:

Tamar Orvell said...

You touched me right where I am... obsessively making videos on my MacBook. Let me share w you what I've learned the past year using iMovie when I'm back closer to your zip code. You'll have much to teach me too. Game?

Madeline said...

Oh Tamar! Will we have to wait that long? I just posted my first one on my new farm blog www.crystalorganicfarm.wordpress.com and it wouldn't let me post it medium, only mobile. grrrrr. help? Is your video up yet?

Tamar Orvell said...

I have become a video terrorist. Can't stop. I've three in the pipeline and one at my fingertips to post... maybe today. I'll be closer to your zip code in May. Meanwhile, there's always Skype... And the iMovie online help is pretty good and... best teacher, as YOU KNOW, often is "messing about" as Rat announces in Wind in the Willows;-)

Weber said...

Hello there! I just wanted to stop by and say "Hello". It's been awhile. Looks life is going well. :-)