Saturday, December 14, 2013

No Running, But My Best Cinematography Yet

Most personality studies will tell you that by nature most bloggers are over achievers.  We're the types that are focused, driven, and generally fairly successful in life.  I would probably fall into that category.  Good at a few things, but not really great at any of them.  But I definitely am passionate about several of those things, and thus, spend a lot of time trying to improve at them.

A recent fascination of mine has been film making.  I love it, but there's so much to learn.  Being an artist at heart, it's a beautiful, but technically challenging way to capture emotion and express feeling.  So here is a short 6 minute film I made from our recent trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico to visit Michael's family.  It was a great trip and hopefully this video captures it.  I shot it all with my Lumix DMC FZ28 camera, and edited it with Cyberlink PowerDirector 12

The challenge I have now is finding good, ROYALTY FREE music that enhances my movies.  Unfortunately in my film making, I'm still breaking the rules a bit.  Even though I paid for this song, "Landslide" by the Dixie Chicks, I didn't have their permission to use it, and Youtube will absolutely pull this video before long.  But as I get better, I'll find unpublished music, or begin making movies without a musical soundtrack.  Anyway, view this one while you can, because it will be gone before long.  Have a great weekend!
... be great today!


  1. Thank you so much. What a wonderful tribute to Our Christmas together. Loved it!!!!!

  2. That's what Chirstmas is all about - family, food, talking, spending time together, love and puppies! I want a puppy.

  3. This is wonderful!!!!!! Thank you so much for putting this together!

  4. Beautiful! Precious family moments!
    On bloggers, over achiever is definitely preferable to my husband calling it narcissistic! Happy Holidays!

  5. very well done and such a treasure for Michael to have.

    I always enjoy reading about your passion. It comes through your writing so well.

    I need a new hobby to be fascinated with....maybe in 2014, I will find a new spark.

    Merry Christmas !

  6. Cool video Jim! Did you two end up with a new puppy?


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