My Christmas Vlog on a Flip Mino HD

MC bought me a swell gift for Christmas – the Flip Mino HD – a tiny wonder that delivers on the promise of high quality video in a small package. The only real issue I have with it is that being so small, it is difficult to keep steady. Perhaps with time and practice I’ll improve. However, the upside of the stealth profile is that almost no one notices I am filming them at all, allowing me to capture people in very natural moments. Also, according to my buddy noneck, you can hack your flip, adding a wide angle lens to it!

Anyhow, enjoy this four minute peek into my Christmas day revelry….

Christmas in the Colonies from natdefreitas on Vimeo.

This was definitely the year of gadgets for me, as I also was given a Polaroid Pogo mobile printer and a ThinkGeek Wifi Finder T-Shirt! More on these awesome toys in a later post…

Many thanks to Snr. Sufjan Stevens for the tune… go buy his Christmas album if you like it!

Interview My Family: Episode 1 "Becky" (for VloMo08)

VloMo08 = Videoblogging Month 2008: “Post one video every day in November. That’s all you have to do…”

I am going to try to attempt this, with the help of my family, which some of you might know is quite large. My plan is, using this fun new screencasting tool I’ve been trying out, I’ll interview them via Skype… mostly just dialing them up when I see pop-up online, to catch them at a variety of unexpected moments, in the midst of their daily lives… real, raw, but most often just mundane.

Here’s the first episode with my sister Becky, who was the unwitting, but fortunately willing initial subject.

This is all captured and encoded in HD, so feel free to hit the fullscreen button on the lower right hand side of the player for the big picture!