I am guessing if you are reading this, you have probably seen the video for "Stand By Me." If indeed you have, then you know that there is a quick short moment in there where I had to "direct" a dog to get out of the frame of the camera! LOL! It's funny how the concept and vision I had for the video took some interesting turns, the dog included! For the most part, the video has a lot of my original vision, but there are also some things that developed that I didn't anticipate. And, you know what? That's totally OK because that is how art is. You can plan and plan and plan some more, then you see something that you thought would work that doesn't, while something you never thought you'd use, turns out to be something useful or inspiring.
I have to admit, there is a lot of footage that I didn't think I would use, and then due to time or adverse conditions, I had to go back and look at what I had and realized it would work and actually was really great footage. And then, there's that dog! My son was in the process of filming me and I was lip syncing away, when all of a sudden I heard him holler "the dog is in the picture!" As I turned around and swooshed him away, I was actually impressed and almost found it humorous that he (or she?) actually did what I asked! That was the quick smile I gave, but then I went immediately back into "lip synching mode" because the part I needed was coming up. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would actually use that "ruined" piece of footage. Then, as I was going through different clips of footage and came across it, realized that it was pretty humorous and that there may be a moment where I could actually use it. As you know, I did and it really did fit in great and provided a little fun and a light hearted moment in the video.
I keep joking that I didn't know the dog's name so unfortunately couldn't include him/her in the credits! So, if any of my Wahoo friends know whose dog that is, I would love to know and give that dog some video credit! For right now, he's just "that dog." ;-)
VIDEO OF THE "DOG" MOMENT
Happy New Year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It is the time for a new year and with that comes resolutions and new beginnings....a reset button, if you will. One of my resolutions for 2018 is to do more to connect with my friends and followers, hence the inspiration for starting this blog.