A Video from Dad and Lad Productions

  1. I debated about posting this video here. It's been a while since I posted anything here much less a video. But in the past, I have shared links to my music and videos that I've made. It may have been a while since I even posted here, but there's never time like the present to share more.

    Believe it or not, I hold deep sentimental feelings towards this particular forum. In the past, I've spent a lot of time here. It is, in part, because of time spent on this forum that I became involved (as a hobbyest) with digital video productions. About 3 or so years ago I produced one of my first digital videos. Some of you may remember. I had asked that members email (or snail-mail) me photos of themselves which many did. Using my first video program, I then created a simple "Holiday Video" show-casing members of Allnurses.com. I composed music specifically for this "Holiday Video". The work itself is kind of "rough". But the time spent editing everything together was sheer joy for me. First, I enjoyed the process of editing music and video. Second, the process involved people from Allnurses that were "cyber buddies". Third, it gave me an opportunity to provide a "Holiday Gift" which I did; a link to this video was up here for quite a while. People seemed to like seeing themselves and their "cyber buddies".

    Gratefully, I've produced more digital videos since then. Not many, but a few. (I wish I had more time to produce more!!!) Since then, I've purchased lots and lots of digital video hardware and software to help make this hobby more fun and challanging. Actually, I may have gone over-board with the amount of $$$ spent on these rather expensive digital-video filming editing toys!!! LOL! :chuckle But it's a hobby that has continued to bring me much joy.

    I've shared this passion for this hobby with my father. Bought him a MiniDV camera. Also purchased for him editing software for his computer so that he, too, can create his videos. Gratefully, we've spent a LOT of time together over the past few years shooting, editing and finally creating DVD's of our video projects. We call ourselves the Dad and Lad Productions. The video projects that we've created make great gifts for our family and friends. They are not "Hollywood Quality". We will never win an Oscar from any of them. Heck! They're down-right amateurish!! But these projects has given us quality time together as well as a creative outlet which we both enjoy. This, alone, is a precious gift: time spent together as "Dad and Lad". And this gift of spending time on a hobby that ultimately will produce a tanglable "something" to share with others started here. And this is one reason why I hold warm sentiments to the Break Room of Allnurses.com.

    Sooooo. . . . .

    Here's the most RECENT video from Dad and Lad Productions. Actually, it's kind of "rough". But it is an account of time that "Dad and Lad" spent together this past fall. Quality time that I hold precious. You'll see the Berkshire Mountains, a lot of Rockport Massachusettes and, towards the end of the video, shots of my front yard to my new home. Of course you'll see "Dad and Lad". Can't have a video without "Dad and Lad" in it! :chuckle




    P. S. You'll need Microsoft's Window Media Player 9 or better. It's a rather big file so you'll either need a fast internet connection or a lot a patience as the file downloads to your computer. :imbar :imbar

    Oh yea. . . I composed the music JUST for this video. That in itself was a LOT of fun, and an interesting process. My father watched me as I composed the music. He was fasinated! He especially liked it when I made mistakes and swore and grumbled and made more mistakes. Made him laugh, actually! :chuckle

    All part of the process that I hold precious. . . .
    Last edit by Ted on Jan 6, '06
  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Georgeous Ted!!!!

    When I'm stressed I'll take a look at that.

    Thanks so much for sharing. You must love your new home.
  4. by   Ted
    Hi Tweety!

    It's a nice "movie" to watch after a stressful day.

    Amy and I LOVE our new home! We're VERY GRATEFUL to be where we are today. Don't plan on moving again.

  5. by   Jessy_RN
    That was great! I am a big nature fan......and you are right it is great to watch to destress! Thanks for sharing.
  6. by   Ted
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    That was great! I am a big nature fan......and you are right it is great to watch to destress! Thanks for sharing.
    Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for watching!

  7. by   NRSKarenRN

    Another gift from Ted to keep and treasure. Could tell from the opening lines it was your original music.


    From your #1 Fan and Philly groupie.

    Thanks for coming into our lives with your musical talents and treasures.
  8. by   Ted
    Geeze, Karen. . . :imbar :imbar Thank you! :kiss

    Again, it's this particular forum that inspired me to dive into the world of digital video. And for that I am exceedingly grateful! And again, thinking about the process that got me from point A to point B, I'm reminded of the friendships made on this board over the years. Without a doubt, a lot has happened here since I joined. LOTS of great times found here!! LOTS of great PEOPLE to be found here!!!

    Cheers, Karen!

  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Ted dear . . . .I'll watch it when I get back . . .running out the door to catch a plane.

    Nice to hear from you by the way stranger!

  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I felt so serene watching that...thank you so much for sharing. JUST BEAUTIFUL.
  11. by   Ted
    Glad you enjoyed the video, Deb. If it helped you relax, then all the more cooler.

    Steph - O.K. You perked up my curiosity. Where are you flying to?? Or was "Running out the door to catch a plane" used as an expression.

    I can be dense sometimes. :imbar :chuckle.

    Either way, safe travels.

  12. by   VeryPlainJane
    Very nice work Ted, but can I ask you a question? In your avatar what is that thing your holding over your head? It's driving my batty to know!
  13. by   Ted
    Quote from VeryPlainJane
    Very nice work Ted, but can I ask you a question? In your avatar what is that thing your holding over your head? It's driving my batty to know!
    Oh Gosh! I LOVE it when people ask me that question!!

    It's a urinal. And yes, it's a drop of . . . . . . .

    I edited from this picture:

    It wasn't easy editing that picture. Nor was it easy adding that "touch" to drive the point home. . .

    Thanks for asking. . .
    Last edit by Ted on Jan 6, '06
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Ted: Steph is on her way to Southern California for a few days.