My First Attempt!

United States
May 18, 2009 9:49am CST
For a long time I've gone to youtube and watch music video's and thought they were so creative and amazing how they added effects which brought the song out so much better.. than if you hadn't seen the video. I have a friend who makes video's for all kinds of special things and webpages and I got him to show me how it was done.. and I finally made a video! I am so proud of me! lol! it's so time consuming! it took me 6 hours to hunt the pictures and put them in order to match the song... but it was cool learning how to do it. here is what I came up with :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu9qlr1K1mU Have you made a video for youtube? how long did it take you to complete it?
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23 responses
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
19 May 09
You did a fantastic job, Stormy - lovely pictures and music - well done! It's great do try new things, and you should feel very proud of your first attempt. Hopefully you'll keep it up!
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• United States
20 May 09
Thank you for checking it out :)
@Jafo36 (24)
• Brazil
19 May 09
Between recording and effect special and post youtube 15 minutes .
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• United States
20 May 09
what?
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
19 May 09
Congratulations on your accomplishment. I hope to be uploading videos to you tube in the very near furure.
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• United States
20 May 09
Thanks! I hope to do a few more video's :)
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
18 May 09
Hi Little_Stormy, Well done on creating your first video for youtube, it is a good feeling when you create something. It can be very time consuming creating video but the sense of achievement you feel when it is done is well worth it. You video is very well done, great use of all the pictures with all the transitions. I have only created one video on youtube, I was working on it, on and off for two days. Good luck with your future video productions
• United States
18 May 09
thank ya very much, zone :)
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
18 May 09
Little_Stormy your welcome. I am eagerly awaiting you next video Alice, I am dying to see you post that one to youtube Yes I completed it, it was the first time I did any video editing and it turned out well.
• United States
18 May 09
give us the link zone!!!!!! I wanna seeeeee!!
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@sconibear (8011)
• United States
18 May 09
beautiful job.......I tried to leave a comment, but I guess I don't know........I'm STOOOOOPID.
• United States
18 May 09
awwwwww don't feel bad.. I can't leave comments either... sometimes they work... most times they don't! lol! *gives bear a skittle*
@sconibear (8011)
• United States
18 May 09
*greedily gulps down skittle* *removes Stormy's hand and arm from mouth* *begs Stormy to RELEASE Adam's apple*
• United States
18 May 09
*puts foot on bears chest and pulls at adams apple* I think I got it!! hold still!!!!!
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
20 May 09
You did a great job with this video! The music and pictures blend so well together. No, I haven't made a video for youtube yet. I would like to, though, because I do a lot of singing and I accompany myself on the guitar. How do you do this? This may sound like a stupid question but somebody would have to be here to record me, wouldn't they? I don't know how I could video tape myself and sing and play at the same time. I don't have a video recorder or anything. Kathy.
• United States
20 May 09
To record yourself, it's pretty simple.. if you have a web cam.. if you don't, they are pretty cheap... I got mine at wal mart for about 40 bucks. I recorded myself (check out my profile here and you will see me singing on cam)at a site online www.singsnap.com is a free site where you can sing to their music.. I love it there! To do what you see on the yoututbe, I used movie maker (it comes with windows xp) no camera of any sort needed to do that.. it opens up and has a story board and you add pics in the order you hear the music.. as for the pictures in my movie.. I got them from pic sites.. tinypic.com and photobucket.com... free for the taking!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
20 May 09
Thank you so much for telling me about singsnap. This sounds like something I will really enjoy as much as I love singing. I have windows vista. Reckon movie maker will work with it too? I hope so. I can't wait to try all of this sometime. I'm a little bit worried about the comments I'll get from some of the youtubers. Some of them are so rude and outspoken. I don't like the language some of the use, either. I wish youtube would do something about that. Kathy.
• India
19 May 09
Yes,i made some video for my project.it took approx 3 hours to complete. I think that you can create video from different different video editing software and you can reduce 6 hours to 2-3 hours depending on your working experience with these softwares.so i had listd some software (Which i tried) depending on your operating system Apple- Final Cut Express (Mac OS X) Final cut Pro (Mac OS X) HD Suite (Mac OS X) Producer Suite (Mac OS X) Linux- Autodesk Discreet smoke and Discreet File Windows- There is too much software for windows but these are the best one Cyberlink Powerdirector Nero 8 Ultra Roxio VideoWave and MyDVD Sony Vegas Pro Windows Movie Maker these software provide so much direct features for making video files.
• United States
19 May 09
I used windows movie maker :) I think it took me 6 hours because it was the first time I had ever tried making a movie.. maybe it gets faster as I learn.
• India
19 May 09
Yes,first time it takes almost 5 or 6 hours but if you will work out on other software which have good feature in comparison of windows movie maker you can make video in 2-3 hours.so do practise on making video. GOOD LUCK.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
18 May 09
Yes Youtube is wonderful, I think it would be possible to spend hours in there watching I talked a friend of mine who is a musician to let me put a clip of his on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/BonnieLBW I am now trying to get him to do another one for me, I love Youtube....
• United States
19 May 09
WOW!! what a performance!!!
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
19 May 09
yeh I think he is so talented....
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
18 May 09
Great job! I have only done one video and it was of a dear that we saw out our bed room window. Here, in the yucky part of Detroit where it had no reason to be. It is shot with a cheap camera that I was using for the first time as a video camera. Then all by myself I figured out how to down and up load and even though it's crappy... it's mine.
• United States
18 May 09
I just watched that video! I see a lot of deer in my yard... but then again, I live in the woods! lol! ya did great! :) thanks for leaving a comment! *wondering what other useless thing I can learn* hahaha!
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
18 May 09
Thank you both. I need to figure our how to work the silly thing so you all can see how cute the kids are. Love what ya all did.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 May 09
Hello! I think you did an amazing job for your first attempt. The pictures were simply beautiful and I watched it 3 times and I hadn't ever heard that song before no I don't live in the dark ages..I just don't listen to radio or watch them on television. I used to though. Now your other video..Was hilarious, I watch it twice and he can play the guitar really well and I sing, good to see people can have fun and joke around..So thanks for the link I really enjoyed both of the video's that you had up..so should we be looking for more in the future? I have never put anything on youtube yet and so far have no plans to do so. But you rock at it, so keep it up..Umm..I'm subscribing..
• United States
18 May 09
thank ya :) the video of my son and his friend! I found it in my email and posted it! LOL! hugsssss!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 May 09
Yep it was great! got me to laughing a few times through the second one myself..lol
• United States
18 May 09
Great job, Stormy! Love that song, too. I've never made a video, but when I first started doing graphics work, it took me almost 2 weeks to get it done because I really didn't know what I was doing, or what my program would allow me to do. After that, I was hooked!Isn't it great when you figure something like this out, and have fun doing it?
• United States
18 May 09
It is fun! Not many people have me pegged for a geek.. but I am! I love... LOVEEE learning things! my mind is in constant sponge mode and I fear I'm gonna overload one day on useless junk that I learn in the wee hours of morning when it's quiet enough to hear myself think!
• United States
18 May 09
the song was a feature song one day at sing snap.. and I read the words because I had never heard it before.. I found the song and just loved it!
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
19 May 09
CONGRATULATIONS bud...a toast for that haha i had also made a video clip using Windows Movie Maker and it was nice, but compared to what you can see in youtube, my creative work of art is nothing compared to them hehe...
• United States
20 May 09
thanks :)
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
19 May 09
You are so gifted Stormy, I have never done anything like that and I doubt I could. You selected the most beautiful pictures, how did you find them? The video looks as though it was done professionally for the song. I am extremely impressed' if that is your first attempt I certainly look forward to more. Well done my friend, proud of ya!
• United States
19 May 09
awwwwwwww thank ya Paula :) I searched the web for pics that I thought would go with the video... it's way easier than it looks :) I see a million mistakes that I made! lol!
• Philippines
19 May 09
Your video was great. I hope i know to make on too. yey.
• United States
19 May 09
Thank you :) I hope so too! welcome to mylot :)
• Philippines
19 May 09
I have not uploaded any kind of movie on youtube but I do used youtube a lot. I view many videos in it for different purposes. I used it for viewing songs I like, person, jokes, cooking, tips and so on.
• United States
19 May 09
I use youtube for the same reasons.. I have found some awesome recipes!
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
18 May 09
That is absolutely beautiful! I wouldn't even attempt to do something like that. I wouldn't know the first place to start. I subscribed so I'll get an email if/when you upload more.
• United States
18 May 09
awwwwww thank ya PS!!!!! I think ya should do one.. I'm sure it would suitsme fine :) *big hug!*
@abkinsey (173)
• United States
18 May 09
I really like your video a lot! I've never done anything like that, but I've thought of doing it with some pictures of my 18-month-old son, and then another one for the son that was stillborn. I know how it is done but I've just never had the time to sit down and do it. Way to go on figuring it out!
• United States
18 May 09
awwwww you should.. it would be something to see your baby grow up in pics set to music :) please accept my deepest condolences.. I am so very sorry to hear about your baby..
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
18 May 09
Oh wow! This is a beautiful song and you chose and sequenced the pictures wonderfully well. I'm not quite sure what to say about the sentiment behind it all though, I must say! Ya made me sad as heck Stormy and you know why and how. Something upbeat next time yes? I've never done anything like this before myself. If I ever do, if I can get it half as right as you just did then I'd be a very happy camper.
• United States
18 May 09
got any requests? I used the first song that popped in my song folder :) sorry for making ya sad...
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• United States
18 May 09
That was really neat. The pictures were beautiful and matched so well with the song. I certainly would never be able to put anything together like that. Keep up the good work!!
• United States
18 May 09
awwwww thanks.. SURE you could! it's not as hard as it looks.... it's just really time consuming! lol! It's so good to see ya WH! *hugs*
• United States
18 May 09
this is your first one?!!! I THOUGHT IT WAS EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!
• United States
18 May 09
thank you :) it was just playing around with buttons and trying to figure out how it all worked.. it was fun to do :)