Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Video Capture

We reached a momentous milestone today.  One that I would liken to the moonlanding.  Lolz

We got Skype going.

As the techspert in the house, I kinda have final say in all things technological and I've been avoiding webcams for years because I think of them as gimmicky.

But after months of nagging (from other Skype users) I finally caved in and bought a web cam.

I was pleasantly surprised when we got our first video call streaming clearly to my brother in Albany, about 600km's away.  

Its like watching YouTube, only that it's live and interactive and doesn't have Jessica Chobot.

My parents and I were very amused by LifeCam Dashboard effects like making our heads big and wearing hats :P

My bro took his laptop around the house and gave us a virtual tour of his place.  
He even showed us his pots of baby corns.  


I was busy last week putting together my Dad's birthday video presentation.  

Thank you Windows Movie Maker for once again saving my life. :P

My dad turned 65 early this month and we thought playing a dedication would be a great idea for his birthday celebration.  We put together a chronological slideshow with his baby pictures right through to his most recent Christmas photo with all the major events of his life in between:  high school, university, wedding, kid, second kid, third most awesome kid, another kid, kids growing up and getting married and grand kids.

Thats me pulling on my brother's leg

Even though my dad got a bit teary, he really liked it and thanked us for it.

Now even though I saw the video about sixty gazillion times whilst making it, it was only when I saw it played on the big screen did it hit me that what I had, photos of my dad's life, was something that was 65 years in the making.

I'm less than halfway through his journey and I can see that there's still so much to look forward to.

So much happy memories to be made.


J said...

Cool! You've got Skype! Perhaps I should install ours so the little ones can see you guys.

Nice video, Will. Love it. Thanks for making it. Too bad wasn't there to join the fun.

Now, who said that the3rd's the best kid? Let's let little M and J vote on that, and I'll let you know the results soon.

bing said...

been hearing about how good skype is.

your dad must be very proud. of you.