As my “One year in Chicago” anniversary approaches, I am reminded of some of the first video I created. I really like this one. It was created at SOBcon08 for a videoblog contest that was sponsored by Utterz. The challenge was to promote your blog (not the content of the blog) in under a minute. I didn’t know anything about editing at that time, so I knew I had to shoot it one cut. i didn’t even have the JenChicago idea fleshed out yet, so there is a different web address at the end. Which is also why this is it’s first appearance on this site. Ironic, since this blog is the “blah, blah, blah…” I speak of in the video.
It makes me smile to see this. It reminds me how free and energetic I felt to be embarking on a whole new way of life! I was going for my dream and had, seemingly, never felt so certain about anything. I didn’t have any idea how I would do it, I just knew I had to… That’s a good feeling.
And I am TOTALLY my mom in this video! I see her in me and I love it. I love that she read to me. I love that she fluctuated her voice to differentiate the characters and add excitement. Once, she thought I could read before I really could. But I had just memorized her reading “The Monster At The End Of The Book” to me. (Hmm… maybe that’s part of my love of movie quotes.)
PS: How funny that I didn’t even have much of a blog going at the time either. Hey… sometimes you gotta fake it til you make it.