Quick post to just admit I am a lousy videographer – at least with my camera/video phone.
Over the past two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to video cool things – the “wow, I should so capture this moment on video” moments have been amazing. So, confidently I whip out the trusty cell phone, punch a bunch of buttons, get it ready to video and then I video away….at least I think I am videoing…nope, I’ve managed to video my feet, random cars whizzing by, etc….capturing everything but the main thing I intended to capture! Grrr!
- I missed my friend Paul’s fun portrayal of a 70’s guy fleeing across the street when he was in full costume for a Dare 2 Share video shoot…I did get some great footage of the pavement though.
- I’ve missed my friend Molly’s fun 70’s portrayal with her big fro and all…I captured instead some cool side shots of some random parked vehicle.
- Tonight I had the privilege of being at a baptism at a lake. I confidently went through the video process (thinking to myself) surely I’ve mastered the stupid video function by now….all was well, I captured Dan (the baptizer) and Rob S. (the baptizee) in the lake, everything was rolling and then …[weird sounds, a thumb appears on the screen and….blackout] …again, I captured everything but the moment!
I think I’ll start a collection for a great DVD – it will be called Everything BUT the Moment, captured live….a collection of almost moments. I guess it leaves the mystery and intrigue for the viewer…the whole “you finish the moment” plan.
Warning: Do not, I repeat, do not have me be your videographer for anything, unless of course you crave clips that never resolve and leave you hanging….hmmm!
I’m enrolling in Cell Phone Videography 101 tomorrow!