Staats family photo video: Emerald Isle 2003

I was trying to find my grandfather’s video from 1989 or so – when we all went to Emerald Isle, but I am having trouble. In the meantime, I thought I would upload a slightly more recent video from our trip there in 2003. I know, I know, “*yawn*, boring family video”. This particular video was made while I was first exploring the capabilities of Windows MovieMaker. For anyone who doesn’t already know, Windows MovieMaker is a program that was included with Windows XP (and possibly as early as Me or Win2K). I think it is also included with Vista. It’s not overly fancy, but it was a nice, free little tool to edit and assemble videos. I used still photos, but played with some of the effects to at least create the illusion of motion. I also got a little carried away with the transitions, but hey – that’s why I was doing this, and it just happened to turn out good enough that I never bothered to redo it.

One day I should probably get these photos back out, scan them, fix them, and redo the video. There are so many crooked horizons in these photos it hurts.

Without further adieu:

Emerald Isle 2003 from Chris Staats on Vimeo.

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