The Wolfs Dance Christmas 2011 *NEW VIDEO* [from The Wolfs Dance Disney folks]

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Community' started by CVW, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. ProudMommyof2

    ProudMommyof2 DIS Veteran

    Feb 21, 2007
    Just WOW!!!!
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  3. LoveMyTwoPrincesses

    LoveMyTwoPrincesses DIS Veteran

    Oct 28, 2009
    Watching your video was a great way to start our day! :dancer:
  4. BBG-BLT

    BBG-BLT Bunch of Booth-Genthe's

    Jan 12, 2009
    That was wonderful - wish I had talent like that...

    made me cry -
  5. Lisa Sox Fan

    Lisa Sox Fan Earning My Ears

    Jan 19, 2011
    Love it!! So much fun! :worship:
    Great way to watch your memories.
  6. moparop

    moparop DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2007
    We are huge fans of your videos too! My 1 year old asks to watch them all the time. I am hoping the next time we go we can pull off our own music video!

    I have a question about the singing. Do you record each line of the song one time or do you do it a bunch and choose the best at the end?
  7. KEMdisney

    KEMdisney DIS Veteran

    Apr 13, 2008
    WOW! I feel like I'm writing to a famous person! Your videos are inspirational and I can easily spend a large portion of my day watching ALL of them. Your family is the pure definition of family and these videos will be a wonderful positive memory for everyone for years to come!! I hope that your family has more videos to come!! It must feel great to know that YOU and YOUR FAMILY put smiles on people all around the world!
  8. DisGirl819

    DisGirl819 <font color=blue>Then I thought about it and reali

    Apr 1, 2006
    That was awesome! Although you did freak out my 3 yo DD when your head went up in flames, LOL. I just told her it was a cool trick :)
  9. Millie12591

    Millie12591 DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2007
    They have a commercial??!!?? Now I know I'm behind. :rolleyes:

    Outstanding as always!! Love watching your family. I've stared getting curious about doing videos and editing, but everything I see is all done by Apple products, something I dont have and not sure I will.
    I appreciate your advice on what products to get if a PC user, anyone else out there willing to chime in on products to use for editing and camera's, I would love to get an under water camera, so I'll use Mr. Wolfs adivce on that, but any other suggestions?
    I typically go Sony when it comes to a camera, should I not? And DSLR is probably not in the cards for me. More work than I want to mess with at this time. :laughing:
    Thank you again for your amazing family videos, the family is just beautiful....where can I see your commercial??
  10. PirateMommy

    PirateMommy Mouseketeer

    May 17, 2011
    You have to be the coolest parents ever!!

    And I think its fun to just make one of those slide show videos with the photos to a song. Y'all rock! :banana::banana::banana: Literally, of course. ;) :cool1::cool1::cool1:

    My favorite has to be your eldest playing the video games, though. Priceless, and so typical of teens. What a great memory, and I know each and every one of you will cherish it always. :flower3:
  11. CVW

    CVW Mouseketeer

    Jun 26, 2003
    Thanks again for the kind words. If you're interested in editing, I think I should point out one very important step between filming and editing--it's screening ("scrubbing") your clips. I had about two hours of video for this trip, but I spent an entire week studying it and logging it before I even made my first actual edit. I probably watched the entire batch through about four times, and each time I picked up things I didn't see before…or I'd see something differently because it reminded me of another clip. The best example was the sunglasses at the beginning. That wasn't planned. I just realized it was possible about the third time after I watched it.

    If you're familiar with PhotoShop, then Adobe Premiere or Premiere Elements should be right up your alley. Get it, and just try editing some photos into a video first. Then bring in some video once you're comfortable with it. As for the Flip, you can definitely make some great video with it. There are great low-priced cameras out there. Use them first, and decide if video is really for you before you buy a nicer camera.
    Gotta love the attitude of a camera with no viewfinder. It's meant to record a first-person point-of-view of you in action. (Skiing, biking, walking, etc.) I bought one for my brother. The lack of a viewfinder was a dealbreaker for me. I want to see what I'm shooting. The Olympus Tough is a grown up version of the GoPro.
    It's definitely not all spontaneous, although the goal is to make it look that way. I've mapped out much of the video in my head as I listen to the song. The hardest part is making each scene quick enough to fit. I like to find a song to which we can tell a story…especially songs that have a slow part in the middle. The change of tempo makes for some creative opportunities.

    As for getting the 14 year-old on board, I'd say to come up with ideas that allow him to be himself, but still having fun. (My oldest liked the iPhone idea a lot. I didn't think of it until after we got there. I kept telling him to put down the phone, and I finally thought, forget it. Let's make it work.) If your son tries to get out of every shot, ask him to come up with creative ways of jumping out of every shot. Could be fun.

    Betsy, it was SO GREAT meeting up with you. Please tell everyone thanks for playing along, and I'm glad you're back on your feet. And don't worry about your youngest. I thought her smile was adorable…just looking around, wondering why we're all so strange.

    If you want an underwater camera, look at Olympus. They make the most styles at the most price points. Start there, and if you're wanting higher quality out of the water, start with Sony or Canon camcorders.

    Great question, as my answer keeps changing. Our first video we just winged it because we thought we knew the tempo. It worked great, but I realized later we were lucky. Now, I try to keep the song playing on my iPhone. If the crowds are too loud, I put in my earbud and sing out loud while they sing along to my tempo. You can get away without doing that, but never for more than a phrase or two in the song.
    Gotta keep my boys happy…okay, and me too. We'll probably keep exploding heads as our edgier tradition. The girls prefer the Wolf Family Wind Party. (Which we do on our Christmas videos.)
    Millie, I think I covered most of your questions already, but let me know if I haven't. As for the commercials, we're in this one, which was only shown in Florida. (It's got Zoe's "I wanna do it again" line.) And also in this one. If you watch closely, you see the kids in their primary commercial here.

    The Magic, Memories, and You show can be viewed
  12. Lyndria

    Lyndria Fort Junkie

    Dec 22, 2009
    Awesome! Loved the effects!
  13. saysay

    saysay DIS Veteran

    Apr 9, 2010
    Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful family and your videos really illustrate the fun that is a Disney vacation.
  14. csmith1004

    csmith1004 Mouseketeer

    Jul 5, 2011
    Thank you for sharing! My family has enjoyed watching your videos over and over again the past few days! My kids are now begging for a 'Family Wind Party' :).

    I have a question - I don't need 'editing' software since I don't have the time or patience to do what you do but I would like a good program to take the .mov files I take with my little Cannon digital camera and put them on DVD using my laptop. Being able to add a menu would be a bonus! I have googled it and came up with so many options that my head spins and I don't want to pay a fortune for something when I could get something else just as good for cheap or free. I also don't want to risk downloading something that has malicious content. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  15. Kona65

    Kona65 Taking it slow and easy!

    Apr 4, 2011
  16. PoohsFan1

    PoohsFan1 DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2007
    That was AWESOME!!!!! My kids and I love to watch all of your videos and I can't wait to show them the newest one :goodvibes. You have such a beautiful family and I can really tell that you all have a wonderful time together. I loved everything about it.....oh yeah, great shout out to the Disboards :thumbsup2. You guys Rock!!!! :goodvibes
  17. Kevin_W

    Kevin_W Mouseketeer

    Oct 25, 2010
    Thanks for taking the time both to make and to post the video! My 3-yr-old daughter thoroughly enjoyed watching it (as did my wife and I).

    Of course, now I've had the song stuck in my head for the past day...
  18. brunette8706

    brunette8706 DIS Veteran

    Apr 5, 2004
    Hi! You always do a great job with these family videos. What a great bunch of people. BTW the "original" version is my FAVORITE. :cool1:

    Keep up the tremendous work. :thumbsup2

  19. lacy1101

    lacy1101 DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2002
    You mean I'm not the only one?!? Thank goodness . . .
  20. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

    Jun 11, 2000
    What a terrific family you have. The video was outstanding, inspiring and simply beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
  21. mollygirl13

    mollygirl13 DIS Veteran

    Dec 13, 2005
    I want to be a part of your family!! :)

    Awesome. Brought tears to my eyes.

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