March 4, 2019
Kinda boring, eh? I bet you didn’t think it’d go this way. We wanted to show what our lives are like, because I realize we had a very eventful past few videos, in Barcelona, Zao Onsen, and Yamaguchi. Makes it seem like we’re all over the place all the time. Honestly, most of our days are spent like this. Puttering about, recovering from one injury or another, cooking a lot, cleaning a bunch. Nice slow domestic life.
Then we edit for a long time because after all these years we STILL can’t edit quickly. It’s wild. This video was a couple of hours of footage. Sorting through it all and putting it into something not terribly boring took a couple of days. That’s what I usually work on. The boring bit of putting together a story or timeline. There’s lots of dead air between takes, and if we included them all the video would be a mess. So, I put it all in a timeline, drag things around, cut things A LOT, and then try to cut some more. Once I’ve got something that I think would make sense to you as a viewer, Martina takes over, and that’s where you see what she’s doing in video editing.
Ah, I wish I had her job sometimes, because it’s so much more fun! All the colours and sounds she can add in. I’m jealous sometimes. But she’s clearly made for it because she has our music and effect library memorized. And I’m good for my part of the job because I can focus on repetitive work for a long time. Ha!
I don’t mind doing a lot of housework, either. I know it’s easier for me to do than Martina, and I’ve got a good rhythm going on for it in the mornings. I’m not used to talking to anyone for a couple of hours, and I can make coffee, clean dishes, vacuum, do laundry, prepare a slow cooker meal, and make breakfast while answering emails and comments in between. I’ve got a good flow for it now. It wasn’t something I always did. I sure wasn’t that clean when I was younger. I wish I was, and that I didn’t leave it all for my mom when I was younger. I’m sorry, momma, if you’re watching this now and wondering where this was so many years ago!
Ok that’s it for this little blog post. We’ve got some extra clips below, if you’re down: