Saturday, February 20, 2010

What's New, , Euculano Florida Vacation 1989, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE


Here's footage from our 1989 trip to Florida's Walt Disney World. Barbara was 12 and Vince was 9. Outside of visiting Walt Disney World we also visited Cypress Gardens, Gatorland, and Cape Canaveral. Cape Canaveral was preparing for an unannounced military launch and we just happen to view it. It was fantastic. The footage was captured with an old analog, hand held, camera, my first. Amazing how far technology has come in the past 20 years - from analog, which is difficult to view, to crystal clear high definition. To view a 4-5 minute clip click "Florida Vacation"

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What's New, Winter Scenes from Brandywine Creek State Park, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories Video, Wilmington DE

Here's some footage that I took over at Brandywine Creek State Park. The sky was really gray but the creek was interesting as was the people who were sledding at the top of the hill. To see a short 2 minute clip click the picture.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Well the snow stopped falling and, if you were like me, you dreaded the shoveling. However, after my wife and I were finished we took a few minutes to see how beautiful the snow was in its pristine state and we walked around the neighborhood. Here's some of the footage I got. Hope it brings a smile to your face. Click "Winter Images" to view the 4 minute clip.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What's New, Euculano Cross Country Vacation 1993, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE

I just finished re-editing our 1993 cross country trip to the northern plain states. The footage is 17 years old and shot with our 1st Super 8MM videocamera.

Our main stops included: Mackinac Island, Michigan; Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND; Yellowstone National Park, WY; Grand Teton National Park, WY, Mt. Rushmore National Park and Custer State Park, SD; Badlands National Park, SD. Here's a 4 minute clip, "1993 Cross Country Vacation".

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Here's a clip of Vince's dog, Blu. He and Blu came over today and we played in the snow. Click on the link, "Blu In The Snow"


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Friday, February 5, 2010

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10 Tips on How To Shoot A Professional Video Using A Few Basic Concepts


Clean your video camera lens regularly. Get a good cleaning fluid and put some on a micro clothe then clean the lens. If you have a lens brush use that first, then clean the lens.

Know your video camera. Practice before your vacation. Know all the bells and whistles that are available to you. Know when to use them and the results you will get once you do use them. Don’t ruin your video by using functions you haven’t tried.

Use a stabilizer, i.e. tripod, monopod, spider, etc., when using the LCD. Use the view finder without using a stabilizer. Keep your shoulders close to your body and support the bottom of the camera with your left hand. Try to stand by something permanently grounded to support your body and minimize movement. Keep in mind the greater the close up the more movement will show on your video.

Don’t walk while taking video.

When zooming do it quickly and then keep the zoom, either in or out, for at least 15 seconds.

When panning, moving the video camera right to left or vice versa, do it slow and steady. Twist your body from the waist and do not move the camera.

Enjoy your vacation – Don’t take hours and hours of footage that you will never watch, just get a sample of shots that display everything you did.

Watch your background – don’t get trashcans, unsightly wires, in the shot. Move to another location to remove these obstacles.

Frame your shots – your subject does not always have to be in the center, however, there should be some basic composition to your shots. If you want a person in the shot while showing background, place the subject to the right or left.

Tell a story & Have Fun

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Monday, February 1, 2010

What's New, , Euculano California Vacation 1999, PTM Video, Wilmington DE, Personal Touch Memories, Wilmington DE

Well I was able to complete another vacation video. This one is from our Central California/Nevada, 1992 trip. We flew into San Francisco and stayed there for a few days visiting Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, Lombard St. Then we drove over to the coast and down route 1 through the Monteray Peninsula, Hearst Castle, east over to Death Valley, then to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Sequoia National Park. The trip was 2 weeks long. Barbara and Vince were about 14 and 11, respectively, and well Carol and I were younger. To view the clip simply click "California Vacation"

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