The Chase / <3 Cameo (a video editing app)

Sometimes you gotta put all the fancy cameras, tripods and Final Cut Pro rendering load times to the side, take your kid to a park, and capture some silly fun on your Phone. 

 

I have the apps: iMovie (Apple $5), Capture (YouTube-free) and Cameo (Vimeo-free). They are all a bit different and useful in their own ways, but I find myself gravitating towards Cameo lately. It is perfect for when you want to do something quickly without sacrificing creative flair. I love the cool filters, music catalogue, fonts and the 6-second time limit per cut seemed like a downside at first, but it actually helps you edit faster and will result in a video that has fantastic pacing. The time I would normally spend trying to figure out if a shot is too long or too short, is now eliminated cause I simply find something cool, cut and move on to the next edit. 

Sampling all the filters is already giving me fun ideas for future projects to do with my phone on the fly anytime, anywhere. RIP-Battery life. 

 

Simply put, there is no excuse to not do something creative and fun if you have this app.

Extreme Shots II - Sweaty Sunday

The Vimeo Weekend Challenge

The Rules:

+ Film a narrative using only (or mostly) EWSs and ECUs. Remember that only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.

+ Keep your film under 3 minutes.

My Approach:

Diane, Logan and I had a long weekend filled with some sweaty hard-labour. On Sunday I pointed the camera at us and made a fun video of it all. Enjoy...

 
Source: https://vimeo.com/107461329

Our Fears Need Rest

 

Vimeo Weekend Challenge: 5-second film

The Rules:

+ Create a 5 second long super-short film (with allowances for a 2-second intro and a 1-second outro). Remember that only videos made specifically for this Challenge will be considered.

+ If you add music, make sure you use a song you or a buddy created, or something from the Vimeo Music Store ! If you do choose to use a Music Store song, please throw a link in the description.

I decided to not use the intro-outro bonus seconds. I just love the way this turned out, it feels dark but emotional. This was a fun challenge.

Source: https://vimeo.com/106895721