RUDE has been busy converting old VHS tapes to a digital format. This has to be undertaken in real time. It takes many hours and a lot of patience to listen to my deceased father, God rest is soul, talk non-stop for 40 hours!
Seriously, I am very glad he recorded never seen before footage of the family. And in the following months, I am going to be editing this footage into short digital stories. I am planning to share my digital recreations with family in the form of ‘experience’ gifts for their birthdays and Christmas.
Anyways, whilst we have been going back to the 80’s and 90’s playing videos, RUDE Boy mentioned that I needed a new longer lasting battery, for my video camera. It was purchased off Ebay and has been wonderful but the small battery is inefficient.
The new battery cost $70 [including postage and handling]. Yes, we actually bought something new!
According to the advice, it was best for this new battery, to be flattened twice before use. We could have just let the video camera run and not engage. However, I was never going to ignore the camera. The opportunity was there do actually make recordings of something not nothing. And I did. There is about 60 minutes of us hamming it up, with no intention of sharing it.
Of course, RUDE Girl loves nothing better than to share, and I thought some five minute video vignettes, would serve as an anthropological study on how people [us] in the 21st century interacted with each other over pizza. Well, maybe not so much that but what a noble reason, hey!
I thought back to my Dad’s old videos, and what parts took my attention. It was the footage of family interacting over a meal, talking about nothing much at all. For me those moments in time, were heaps more meaningful to us, than Paris at night or the Palace of Versailles.
Below is a five minute video of a chat we had over pizza whilst running the battery flat. This is part 2 and there could be more parts to come for posterity.
Beat the Man and make your own healthy and cheap in-house pizza! And dare to dance afterwards, to work off the calories.
HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIVING AT HOME