** This is a guest post by my brother **
The film was made using windows movie maker. I imported the images and video from my sony cyber-shot camera. The voice-overs were recorded with my iriver mp3 player. This was my first short documentary and I learned quite a bit. First, my laughing was too loud and a bit obnoxious. I’m right next to the mic, so I need to tone my voice down quite a bit. Next, lighting is important to consider. The footage in the kitchen with my mom is too dark, since the lighting is in the background instead of the foreground. Last, it’s important to get close to the interviewee without making them feel uncomfortable. Some of the shots are from a bit too far. I’m no Spielberg for sure, but it was fun nonetheless! I think it will be fun to continue making short documentaries like this about random events in my life. I’m glad I learned the capabilities of movie maker. It was sufficient for making this type of video, although it did freeze up on me once and I had to start over again 🙁
Next up….Christmas 2008…coming soon to a computer near you.