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To amuse myself yesterday I walked to the creek with my Flip. Movie making uses a part of the brain that’s quite unlike the part used in taking still photographs. Creating even a short coherent visual narrative is a challenge. Especially if you want to make it appear effortless.








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I was watching Running Water with a sleepy tom cat, Spelunker, stretched out across my chest between my body and my laptop. When the Canada goose honked, his head popped up and he twisted around to see the source of the sound.

The water got louder. He got down and looked behind the computer, presumably still trying to find that goose.

Now that's among the many reasons I love cats!

That's so cute! I heard there was a video that was a big seller for a while there. Just a long video of lots and lots of birds. Some flying. Some perched on branches. Some hopping along on the ground. Apparently people would pop the video in for their cats before they left for work in the mornings and the cats would watch the video, riveted.

Back when I still had commercial TV, one of my Irish setters was watching a nature program on public television with me.

She was sitting regally upright beside me, face forward, at any rate, until the sound track of the African veld replaced the narrator's voice over. She hopped down, dashed around behind the TV, nose to the "wind", sniffing frantically, then began to quarter the living room, dining room, and connecting bedroom, tail up, using her outdoor cover-the-distance, find-the-bird gait.

(I had an entire line of good-nosed bird dogs bred from a field trial champion I bought right after college graduation and bred to near my retirement a few years ago, until the last female I'd kept got cancer before she'd reproduced, so I'm not sure which one it was, now. It would have been back in '74 or '75.)

What a constant source of joy the animals in my live have been!

That's adorable. Must've been fun to see :)

Nice...now that they've announced they're discontinuing the Flip, I've been seeing them go on sale here and there. Half tempted to get one though I don't really know what videos I would want to be shooting since I have no pets or kids.

Learning to put together mini-movies with the Flip takes some time, which requires patience, which is probably why they're discontinuing them. Its great benefit is that there's no telling what crazy stuff you may run into. Like being at the naval air station at Lakehurst, NJ, when the great Nazi blimp Hindenberg slowly comes in during a light rain....BOOM!!!! Get that Scotty! Oh, the humanity!!!

I think also that mini-movies are being recorded by things like cell phones and cameras so people are less willing to carry a separate device.

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Thanks!

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