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Old 07-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #31
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That was pretty dang awesome!! Great job and so much fun to watch!!

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Old 07-18-2011, 07:16 PM   #32
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Awesome video!! Makes me all excited for my trip in Sept!!!

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My family and I really enjoy all of your videos! Nicely done!

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Old 07-18-2011, 07:57 PM   #34
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Amazing!!!! I was so excited to watch your video. Beautiful job!!

Can't wait to see more videos in the future!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:57 PM   #35
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Wow that's awesome! I wish I had enough skill to do that! I had to watch every video twice.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:13 PM   #36
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AWESOME video! I love watching your family at Disney World! It's so obvious that you not only love each other, but you have FUN together too! Can't wait for the next installment!
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:58 PM   #37
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OMG I LOVE your videos!! Your family looks like so much fun!! if you ever need to "adopt" another dancer to your family I am so in!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:44 PM   #38
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That was just pure awesomeness!!! You inspired us to do something like that but not nearly as intense. Mainly because I have no idea how to put it together! What camera/s did you use?
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:47 PM   #39
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Wow!! That was amazing! So well done and of course I loved the Disboards part!!

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Old 07-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #40
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Your videos bring so much joy to others. Thank you for sharing that joy with us all!
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #41
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Great video again!!! Thank you for posting!
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That was simply amazing! You have such amazing talent and such a fun family!
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:14 AM   #43
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Thanks for all the kind comments. It's definitely fun to share the video, but hopefully even more fun if we can spark a few of you to do the same.

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LOVE IT!!! Thank you for sharing!
...He's on the hunt for new software (and a new computer to handle it all), what did you use?
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What editing software do you recommend for a novice editor using a PC? Not wanting to break the bank on software of course...

And thanks for taking your time to help others.
I used a Mac, and learned editing on iMovie two years ago for our first video. Now I use Final Cut Pro 7. The opening sequence I assembled in Apple Motion, which had a really tough learning curve.

For Mac owners, it's easy. Use iMovie until you outgrow it. For PC owners, there's different opinions and I don't use any of them, but I'd go with Adobe Premiere Elements. If you ever do decide to go higher end, you can step up to Premiere, which is pro quality. But more importantly, there's TONS of info on the web by Premiere users. Kind of like the DisBoards. You miss all the help when you're trying to vacation elsewhere. Same way with Premiere Elements.

Hopefully some other experts can chime in with their thoughts for the PC.

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Nicely done! Looks like it was mostly shot on DSLR, very good quality. My question is, did you use some sort of mini stabilizer for the moving shots, or was that pure handheld? Or camera shake fx like Adobe AE or iMovie?
Most of the smoothest handheld shots were done with a Steadicam Merlin. It folds up neatly, and I'd rent a locker at each park and bring it out for an hour or so each day. (If you're really savvy you'll notice that the Steadicam shots were done within a couple hundred yards of the lockers.) My camcorder has a "super stabilizer" button on it which I kept pressed down most of the time.

The "prettiest" shots were done on my DSLR ( a Canon T2i) but DSLR's are slow to set up and don't have autofocus. You can rely on it for amazingly beautiful footage, but you can't rely on it for running and shooting. I spent most of the day with the camcorder. I didn't have to take much footage with the DSLR, because it all looks so good.

I try to avoid stabilizing software. It tends to magnify your image and crop it in ways you won't like.

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Awesome video!!! What type of video camera did you use? The quality is great.
I spent most of the day with a Canon HF G-10. It's a great camcorder, and you can pick it up and run with it. (There are cameras just as good for less money. I went with this one because it can run in almost full manual mode, which is rare on a camcorder; and it can shoot 24 frames per second, which no other camcorder can do. If you don't know what that means then you don't need this camera.)

The shots with the shallow depth of focus were done with the Canon T2i and (usually) a 50mm lens. It's harder to use, but gives amazing results. DSLR video is certainly all the rage. (They actually filmed an episode of "House" on a DLSR.) But they're hard to use when you're trying to actually be part of the family.

The underwater stuff was done with an Olympus Tough TG-810. (I can strongly recommend it over the GoPro...but others will disagree.)
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:16 AM   #44
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Great Video, I wish my family would do this with me I have two people that dont go with me and my daughter is shy when it comes to acting like kid... But is great watching your videos
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:19 AM   #45
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that was AMAZING!!!
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