" (Rated "G") 10/05
Dreams (October 2005) The most diverse MikeVideo Internet
Movie is slightly over 9 minutes long and features a variety of images,
strung together in a very interesting way, edited to the flow of almost
angelic music supplied by the Bulgarian Women's Radio and Television
Choir. Announced in February 2005 on WhenWordsCollide,
the creation of "Arbitrimage Dreams stalled when my older computer
kept freezing, crashing the famously unstable Pinnacle Video software
I use to make the movies. I was able to save the master MPEG files,
and when transferred to the new faster computer, I finally put the finishing
touches on the movie and am presenting it for the first time. In three
days on YouTube,
"Arbitrimage Dreams" received over 125 viewings. YouTube removed
the soundtrack for "copyright infringement" in 2009 even though
I always give copyright credit to the creators of the music on all my
scenes from all of my digital videotapes, dating back to 1998 when I
purchased the first digital videocamera, to find footage which was edited
together to make "Arbitrimage Dreams". Every time I go on
a photography expedition, since the camera also shoots video, I take
some video whenever I can, and what you see in the film is basically
moving photography. Plans are afoot for a sequel using new music.
(Rated "PG") 05/05
One: 9 min. 48 sec. Part
Two: 13 min. 45 sec,
Day" (May 2005) became a film after more than
four years of promising, on the internet, to create a MikeVideo called
"Renaissance Day". The wrap party was held Saturday afternoon,
April 23, 2005. I have MPEG files on my computer, and on Video CD.
The streaming video is available in the Windows Media format. I used
both footage from the first 'Renaissance Day" video, and the
last footage I shot in May of 2004 at the last new Faire location.The
video is 23 minutes long, and tells the "story" of the Queen's
visit to a countryside merchant town sometime in the late 16th century.
I planned "Renaissance Day" when I first established the
MikeVideo page on AllThingsMike. Now this ambitious undertaking, mixing
music, dance, and scenery, horses, bards, and players is complete.
The original "internet movie" which was a Realplayer file
was six minutes long. The 23 minute "movie" was halved for
uploading to YouTube, and regrettably, I didn't save a high quality
MPEG file of the film before I removed the avi capture files from
my computer. The only files I have are the under 100MB wmv's I uploaded
to YouTube. The resolution is not really high, because of the length
of the video. I have plans in 2008 to go to the latest RenFair location,
shoot more footage, and then recombine the old and new footage into
another "internet movie series" of three or four 10 minute
"episodes" like I recently did with the hour long "Nantucket
Day" as featured on my YouTube channel utilizes footage shot
originally in 1999 with the JVC digital camcorder purchased in 1998,
and footage shot in April of 2004 with the latest Sony DCR-PC105 camera.
Attention was taken to insure that each shot looked "cinematic"
and that there was no unneceassary camera movement, pans, or or zooms.
In 1999 I created a page of video captures from the original digital
is a link to the very first page I created on the internet for