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Frozen! (dog photo)

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This is completely amazing to me: he’s standing in the snow, but there’s no dog tracks. The snow is totally frozen!

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Dogs vs (toy) Batman [video]

Sometimes the dogs get a toy and beat the crap out of it together – the toy never stood a chance.  In this case, it was tough to watch Batman get torn apart, but that’s life, I guess.

TECHNICAL NOTES:This was filmed with a Samsung Galaxy S4 and edited in Adobe Premiere – the images were created in Adobe Photoshop.

Konny on Kony 2012 [Video]

My Siberian Husky posts a response video to all of the Kony 2012 videos.  Konny is very talkative and opinionated, so it’s only natural that he’d have an opinion on the Kony 2012 thing.

TECHNICAL NOTES:

I filmed this video with my phone (Samsung Infuse 4G) and added the titles with Adobe Premiere CS 5.5.

more Dog Videos at creativejamie.com/category/video/dogs-video/

Dogs Wrestling

Just a quick video of my dogs wrestling.  They do this just about every day – I guess it’s good exercise, because they’re both in great shape.

(Just to be clear, dog wrestling is entirely different than dog fighting, which is one of the worst things ever.)

more Dog Videos at creativejamie.com/category/video/dogs-video/

I’m reviewing Winter Soldier & X-Factor at ACB!

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"Psh... I'm the REAL Winter Soldier!"

Since I’ve been contributing at AComicbookBlog.com, I’ve been reviewing crap – at least for the most part.  But now, I get to talk about something awesome:  Winter Soldier!  Ed Brubaker’s one of my favorite writers, so the fact that he’s got another book out and I get to review it is awesome.

And speaking of my favorite writers, I’ve also taken over the duties of reviewing X-Factor, written by Peter David, who I had the good fortune to interview last year.

more Comic Book Reviews at creativejamie.com/category/comic-book-reviews/

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Siberian Husky Goes Bonkers

I shot this quick video with my Samsung Infuse 4G. This time, I uploaded the video directly to YouTube from my phone as opposed to the last video I shot with this my phone’s video camera, which I imported to my PC and then into Adobe Premier and finally uploaded to YouTube. I tend to not favor these sort of pointless videos, but it’s short in length and it’s fun to watch Conny run around like a crazy man – not to mention that this was a test I was interested to see the results of and will settle the question of whether or not I need editing software on my phone.

(Wow – video editing software on a cell phone. Things have changed since Zack Morris’ cell phone on Saved by the Bell!)

more Dog Videos at creativejamie.com/category/video/dogs-video/

Dogs Playing in the Backyard – Samsung Infuse 4G Video Camera Test

NOTE:  When I edited this, I screwed up the resolution.  This video is a much better example of the Infuse 4G’s video capabilities.

This video was taken with my Samsung Infuse 4G.  I thought I’d be able to do some simple edits in Windows Movie Maker, but no such luck – WMM can’t import .mp4 files.  There are conversion programs, but when you’re dealing with video editing software as primitive as WMM, why bother?

In any case, I have to say that I’m impressed with the video quality.  Sure, it’s not amazing, but for a cell phone, it’s pretty nice.  There are some manual controls and some automatic white balance controls that rivals some presets I’ve had available to me on some old camcorders.

Since I got this phone, people keep asking me if I like it, and I can’t really answer that question.  The Samsung Infuse 4G is my first smart phone, so I don’t really have any frame of reference to do a comparison with.  What I can say is it does everything I want it to do:  takes pictures (has a flash), takes video (max setting is 1280 x 720), works as a video/MP3 player and has external storage as well as internal storage.  I thought I would have trouble adjusting to typing on a touch screen, but it’s a lot easier to get used to then I thought it would be.

In any case, the video camera works well and has more manual controls then I would expect for a camera phone, but I don’t have any idea how well it stacks up against the competition.

more Dog Videos at creativejamie.com/category/video/dogs-video/

Digital Video Still: Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky

Now that I’m embarking onto a foray into digital video (I started in VHS-C, then moved to Digital 8… which was probably a step in the wrong direction), I’m experimenting with capturing a Digital Video Still Image from a video.  The technique I’ve used here is about as low tech as it gets – I simply did a screen grab from the YouTube video I posted of my  Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky playing in the snow.  I dropped that in Microsoft Paint (again, extremely low tech), cropped out what I didn’t want and boom, there you go.

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Dogs in the Snow video

Welcome to my first video offering, Dogs in the Snow.  Here, you’ll get a simple glimpse of my Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky playing in the snow.  Not much going on here – just a few tiny edits.

I shot this on my new Canon VIXIA HF M300.  It’s incredible how tiny this camera is and the results speak for themselves.  It has pretty much everything I could want in a camcorder – it’s light weight, mic input, video light, camera flash, headphone jack – it’s pretty sweet.  This was a generous gift from my sister and brother in law.  I edited this with the software it came with (if you can call that editing), and it’s clear that the PIXELA Image Mixer software is just not up to the challenge – if you’re used to Final Cut or Adobe Premier, the primitive controls and pathetic playback abilities will make you nuts in moments.  I don’t know what I expected for free software that came with the camera, but it sucks.

This is also my first upload to YouTube – it was pretty easy.  However, if you can edit the description after you post the video, I haven’t figured out how.  Anyway, there’s more to videos to come!

more Dog Videos at creativejamie.com/category/video/dogs-video/

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