Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010. Video and Slides

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
The Fortress is shrouded in fog today. The gazebo's dark wood comes through the white but that's about as far as you can see. What better day than to spend putting together the photos and video shot during Christmas.

We begin with a slide show of the still pictures, followed by all the short video clips I captured with my regular photo camera. I didn't use my video camera because hauling two cameras around is a pain in the neck, leaving you little time to eat massive quantities of delicious holiday cuisine and pepper the air with clever and witty comments. So, the video quality is poor but I'm not bothered. At least it was captured for posterity's sake. Besides, nobody watches those feature length videos people shoot with their expensive video cameras anyway. They sit in a drawer somewhere for decades, unwatched and unloved. Having short 5 to 30 seconds clips, edited together with the latest in iMovie technology (for 2007) with skillful transitions applied between each clip will do the job.

So, enjoy these memories of our latest Christmas past. Or don't enjoy them. I'm really not bothered one way or the other at this point. I'm just glad the editing and uploading are complete so I can move along with other projects.

Yes there was a bit of bah humbug in that last paragraph. I'm in one of those "boy I'm glad Christmas is over" moods. Time to get to work because some of us have to work for a living........

First the slides, accompanied by Libera singing that holiday song some claim to be their favorite. It isn't mine, but it goes well with the slides - so one does what one must do to get the job done.

Secondly, the poor quality video. If you wanted something nicer then you should have brought a camera and done in yourself :)
Oh and pay close attention the Bodily's dancing to their new XBox game. Brock wants you to admire his skill.

And let me be the first to wish you all a Happy New Year 2011 (2012 is next and you know what that means so ....... eat, drink and be merry for next year we may die!)


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this Vic, it made me feel like I was there, and made me cry a bit :( Wish I was there!