Vacation Video

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    • #46150
      Avatarbirdcat
      Participant

      Hi Kids –

      Not looking for criticism (I know how bad this is) but wanted to do something a little cool and quickly for my group on our cruise (got back last Saturday). It took some planning and fighting an uphill battle of uncooperative cruise mates but it was fun when done.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3h7BG0hQI8

    • #190600
      Avatardoublehamm
      Participant

      I just lost all respect I thought I had for you Bruce! Just kidding, It was fun to watch!

    • #190601
      AvatarMediaFish
      Participant

      LMAO! Having been on many cruises, your video brought me right back to some of the fun times I remember most.

    • #190602
      Avatarpseudosafari
      Member

      i love the font works at the beginning. i haven’t been on any cruises (my wife gets seasick, although I tease her that it’s just a made-up excuse) but this makes me think we should give it a try.

    • #190603
      AvatarCville
      Participant

      You must have had a big budget to to get that opening shot over the cruise ship. πŸ™‚

    • #190604
      Avatardoublehamm
      Participant

      @Cville

      I don’t think so – he’s Super Man.

    • #190605
      AvatarCharles
      Participant

      Cool video and I can only bet it was tough conning people to do it. Must have been fun doing it though.

    • #190606
      AvatarEarlC
      Member

      Bruce is a bully. He MAKES people do what he wants them to. Just kidding, who could say no to a guy who so smart and conniving? πŸ˜‰ You obviously have fun with things video, Bruce.

      I have ALWAYS though it’d be a kick, hoot, to do this with the bride, bridesmaids and groom & groomsmen to Cher’s version of “It’s in His Kiss” right?

    • #190607
      AvatarCharles
      Participant

      That would be pretty cool in a wedding video if done right.

    • #190608
      AvatarEarlC
      Member

      That’s what I’ve thought, Charles, along the lines of what Bruce did, only more rehearsed and in-your-face like a lip sync music video MTV style. I tried a few times to get the bridal party, and parents for that matter, to participate but it takes a particularly open-minded, rowdy, kickin’ livin’ life group of people to put their ALL into the effort, and that is hard to find. People are often exhibitionistic in nature, but shy as well, creating the oxymoron that has held this project at bay for me over the years. Perhaps, some day, before I die. I have another one I’d LOVE to do using a funeral scenario to the tune of “How High is Heaven” πŸ˜‰

    • #190609
      Avatarbirdcat
      Participant

      Hi Kids –

      I actually got the idea from the Wolf family, who has done many of these. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMX0PjmhfJw)

      My cruise mates (there were 19 of us all total) all wanted me to do this and I had a killer script written but when it came time to do it just about everyone gave me a hard time about where, when & what so I had to improvise and just get what I could. Now that it’s all said and done, everyone is bemoaning how uncooperative they were and while they love it, they now realize how much better it could have been. Oh well… maybe if I ever do a family cruise again they’ll be a little more cooperative.

      As for some of the comments, I was able to persuade Royal Caribbean to let me use their video as a video partner – I have access to a lot of good footage, so the opening aerial was courtesy of their helicopter shots.

      The font was one of Digital Juice’s fonts (Splish Splash) and took me about 10 minutes to create the graphic.

      I get seasick as well but Bonine does the trick (I used to use transdermal scopalamine which works great but cannot use any more due to other meds I take) – Ginger root also does wonders. This was cruise #19 for me and I have only had problems on one of them – The key is to keep from getting sick in the first place.

      One of the gods of wedding video – Glen Elliot – has done stuff like this in the past – See if you can find his Reservoir Dogs video of the bridal party – It’s a hoot! But I have not seen a lip-sync wedding piece – If you do one Earl, I’d love to see it!

    • #190610
      AvatarJennifer O’Rourke
      Inactive

      hey, Birdcat! I was doing some research for a story on our site and came across this video you made – way cool, what fun! It made me want to get the kids in the pool and make a music video again – I haven’t done one in a while. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • #190611
      Avatarbirdcat
      Participant

      Hi Jen –

      Glad you liked it. I will be doing some music videos for several of my son’s friend’s bands (gonna be a stretch for one – genre is Viking Death Metal) and I enjoy the music vid process. I will probably do more of the family music vid stuff going forward, as now they have seen what I can do quickly they will be a bit more cooperative (hopefully).

      If you ever wanna do a piece about video on a tight budget, lemme know – I’ve been pinching pennies for many years and have included lots of free or cheap resources in cruise ship presentations I have done (I used to teach photo & video in exchange for free/cheap fares).

    • #190612
      Avatarvid-e-o-man
      Participant

      Birdcat, traveled a couple of states to attend and shoot a ‘destination wedding’ in Fremont Nebraska. I tried to get some of the other attendees to cooperate and walk out of a field of corn ( Field of Dreams, ha ha) but no one would do it. I thought of you and your experiences with your cruisemates. I made a very short clip of cornfield and blue-screened still of people appearing with a voice-over (‘If you have it they will come’-recorded myself). It turned out okay but not great, I need more practice! I usually do pretty straight forward stuff but participation inthis forum has made me get ‘out of the box’ a little more. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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