The videos I have been making with my son serve several purposes, First they are a bit of speech therapy for my son (he is autistic), Second they allow him to show off his new legos that he earned with a week of good behavior at school. Third they serve as a creative outlet for myself. We have made several more videos since the last post, so here they are.
I made the upgrade to my editbay now I’ve updated my camera. I recently picked up a Canon T4i, it’s a DSLR that shoots HD video. In addition to the camera I picked up a Rokinon Cine 85mm lens. Here are a couple videos I shot and color graded.
They are best viewed with HD toggled.
So my editbay is complete and up and running. I’m happy to have a solid system that I build myself. Don’t ask me how to do it or to do it for you (it was not easy).
We have been cable TV free for 2 years now and it’s still awesome. There are more streaming options out there and more on the way. Roku has gotten better as well, we picked up a Roku 2 and its faster and cleaner then our original one. Streaming services keep adding content, Netflix recently added a new original series that is only on Netflix. “House of Cards” is as good as any cable series, it’s well made. With director David Fincher it’s on par with all of his feature film work.
My little family has been keeping me very busy, Scott my son who has autism keeps us on our toes. My daughter is a little princess. Scott has become a big adventurer recently with his new love of Star Tours the ride at Disneyland. On our last trip to Disneyland Scott rode Space Mountain. As we pulled back into the loading area his eyes were wide as if he had had them like that the whole way. It took him a few minutes to process it all, when I asked him what he wanted to do he enthusiastically said “Roller Coaster!” Alice on the other hand like the slow rides, she loves Dumbo and the carousel. It has taken her some time to want me instead of mommy all the time. She now calls me Mama and Katie she calls Mom. Sometimes she calls Katie “dad” but if you ask here where is dad she points at me. She is a silly.
Well so far I have stabilized the system, about to shake things up with a new main SSD or Hybrid Drive. Finally my software is on it’s way and I can start picking up some more side work. Woot!
Ok, my initial build went FANTASTIC, it works the drivers work. My one flaw so far is the size of the SSD. 60gig is a bit too small. When Windows takes up 40gig there is not much left for apps. I managed to get Premiere and AE on it with only 4 gig to spare.
On my waiting list is some extra HDD, and the video card. Gonna shop around for the best deal on that one.
Today it looks as though my CPU will arrive and I can begin the build of my new edit machine. I’ll post pictures of the build as it goes. I also placed an order for my birthday present, the Nexus 7 Tablet. WOOT! Should be shipping right on my birthday.
So while ordering my motherboard and CPU I looked into a monitor solution to handle my 2 displays. I found a great piece of equipment for dirt cheap. It’s the same one we have at my office and it’s fantastic.
By the end of this week I should have all the parts I need to make a functioning computer. The video card is last on my list to get, so it will have to wait. Until then I’m stoked. I’ll post images of the progress when it happens.