Sunday, October 07, 2063
The purpose of this blog isn't so much a journal, as it is a place where I can host my origami videos, for the purpose of sharing with Origami-L, as well as with friends and all who can appreciate the joys of paperfolding.
Special thanks to Michael Whitt for educating me on the wonders of modern technology.
This place is still under massive construction, and this post will remain at the top until I have all my videos from the past year uploaded. Don't be fooled by the dates. I decided to date them according to around the time they were made, so much of what you'll find will be in the archives.
Update 10/13/05- This blog is now pretty much current, as far as all my videos go. There might be a couple more old ones I'll upload later. The links column is ever-changing, as time permits. If you have an origami page (chances are I already have it, but just haven't put it up yet) you'd like me to link to, it'll probably go up quicker if you e-mail it to me (or leave a comment here) .
A reminder to those who don't know, since I get asked quite frequently: The tools I am using in order to make these videos is an old, beat up 2.0 Canon digital camera and Windows movie maker, which is a free feature with your Windows package. The camera only takes movie clips at 10-20 seconds in length. String 'em together, laced with music, and there ya go! It's really quite simple; and the ease of today's technology makes one feel like a genius.
Update 11/08/05 Someone asked me if it is possible to view the videos on a larger screen. If you click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner of the embedded screen (or double-click), it will take you directly to where the video is actually hosted. There, you will notice a new icon at the bottom-right in the form of a square with an arrow through it. Click that, and it will enlarge the screen for you.
I hope this inspires others on the O-List to share videos of what's going on in their neck of the woods, whether it's vids similar to mine or completely different.
Hope you guys enjoy what you see!
Update 04/28/07 I now have been using a Sony Cybershot DSC-H, which allows me to take much better videoclips, and not cut out after 10 seconds. With a 4GB memory card, I can take a pretty long video, now. In light of that, you will be seeing more videos, minus the music.