I’ve often thought of this blog as my own school newspaper or ‘zine, with the editor and writer in one. And now it’s about to become my own local access cable television show in a way.
Even though I know some video and audio editing software — thanks to excellent training by friend/colleague Lisa Dush — and even though I’ve had a Mac forever, I hadn’t yet learned iMovie. That changed today. I took some video I’ve been shooting over the last couple of weeks on my adventures (read: follies) in mouse proofing, and I used the iMovie platform to make a little home improvement show, starring me.
In this 12-minute movie, I
- laugh at myself,
- praise plumbers,
- use one French word and two expletives,
- mention whipped cream with delight,
- deploy “so” and “okay” as pause fillers,
- have weird intermittent eye contact with the camera (which disqualifies me from any real work as a tv announcer or host),
- lie on the floor for a few seconds to think,
- express love for my new LED head lamp,
- show what a basin wrench can do, and
- thank my parents for one cool thing.
I’m not sure if, in the video, I succeed at teaching or explaining much about mouse proofing that an amateur wouldn’t already know. The Jane Show below, therefore, might be of most interest to friends I don’t see often. Video is the next best thing, or perhaps even better because edited.
Thanks to Jimmy Guterman for shooting the outdoor video and Eli Guterman for having a really nice tripod.