Eventually my focus around here will shift back to writing, but I've been consumed over the past week with the possibilities of moving pictures. When summer rolls around and I'm actually doing something interesting on a weekly basis, I'd really like to make short videos about it. I promise I'll never do it more than once a week, and hopefully I'll figure out how to make them entertaining.
In anticipation of leaving Knoxville soon, this time for good, I've been documenting the places around town that I'd like to have a record of, mostly in still photographs. Yesterday, though, I went to Ijams Nature Center with my new mini tripod and collected a bucketful of funny looks from people as I ran back and forth like an OCD idiot if front of the camera. I've found that my impending move to the other side of the continent has seriously curtailed my generally over-active self-consciousness. These people, strangers to begin with, will never see me again. Free at last, free at last...
Running at Ijams Nature Center from dennyswaitress on Vimeo.
Isn't that song great? It's The Shaded Forests by Deastro.
Really the point to the exercise (the movie-making, not the running) is figuring the whole process out, mainly editing, formatting, and compression. If you click the link to my Vimeo page, I also redid that bouldering video from last week and added music.
In the future these video posts (again, I swear I will afflict you with them at most once a week) should even feature dialog and other people. Wouldn't that be something?
And in trying to think of a title for this post, I was reminded of the Kids in the Hall sketch Running Faggot. All time classic. Probably not okay for work, but then videos of any kind generally aren't.