Making a Video

You love watching videos where kids explain toys, and we’ve talked about it several times, so today we decided to make a video.

We were playing with musical instruments at church, and you thought this would be a good time for you to explain the instruments.

You insisted we use daddy’s tripod for the video shoot. You set it up by yourself. Then you helped me carefully mount the camera on the tripod.

And then you started talking about doing both jobs, hosting the video and recording it.

We both turned the camera on and off, so we managed to record our conversations between videos, as well as versions of the videos.

This is me watching you adjust the tripod, with the camera attached. This isn’t the ideal way to adjust a tripod.

This is your first video.

I’m giving you a few hints with your words.

“That’s not how I sound,” you said, very concerned. You watched the playback immediately.

“This is how you sound.”

“No it isn’t,” you said, patting your chest. “I sound like this.”

“Do I sound the same on the video as I sound right now?”


“So do you,” I said. “We sound different when we hear ourselves in our heads. But that’s what we sound like on video.”

I’m not sure you were satisfied with the answer, but here’s your next attempt at a video.

After each version, you made little changes and directions.

And then you wanted me in the video with you.

Finally, with me as the guest, you managed to produce the video you had in mind.



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