Monday, February 14, 2011

Making Movies

The sun was out today. It was almost warm here for a short while. I paid a little visit to my struggling violas and the medieval country dancers who have not let the weather get them down.
I have been absent too long. I thought I would try something...almost spectacular for me....and try to make a short "movie" from some of my favorite images collected as I was gathering up pictures for my blog. It took me all afternoon and into the evening.
Perhaps, I am more influenced by the movies than I want to admit. Who has not imagined some of the more dramatic moments of his or her life emblazoned on the big screen? I am pretty sure my first effort will only be a little treasure to me and maybe to my family. I offer it here just to show you that I learned something new today!

Many thanks to Country Girl for her inspirational New Year's Day post and to Buttons & Bows for their song, "Inisheer" (I have these backward in the credits!!!)

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12 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh, gosh, I'm only seeing a blank screen! I must come back later for your movie debut. I still have snow cover in my neck of the woods. It's beginning to thaw, though! I've missed you in the bloggyhood. x

Tess Kincaid said...

I'm back, and it worked this time! Beautiful, beautiful.

I recently saw P & P's Canterbury Tale for the first time and fell under the spell, just like those on the Canterbury Road. It's a charming film.

I've probably mentioned this before, but I saw the Diana exhibit when it was in Dayton a few years back. Incredibly haunting and magical to see so many of the gowns I recognized from photos, as well as the iconic wedding dress.

Congrats on your first experience in film. Anxiously waiting for Keeping Room II.

Country Girl said...

Congratulations on your film debut! It's fun, isn't it? But truthfully, takes more time than you think it will.
And thanks for the shout out ~

Rallentanda said...

Lovely idea and thanks for the intro to Country Girl.I have met you before through Derrick's blog.
It's not the same without him, is it?
Cheers
Rallentanda

Gaston Studio said...

What a lovely film debut! Keep up the good work girl.

cassandra said...

Oh Mrs.Leonard how I miss Thee!Very fascinating stories! I just recently started blogging again to help me improve my writing and typing skills! How have you been doing?

Merisi said...

Wonderful, I enjoyed it very much, congratulations!

Merisi said...

P.S.:
I noticed the Cumbrian sign on your sidebar.
Do you know these two blogs from the Lake District:
Capturing Carlise and Maalie's from the Lake District?

FireLight said...

Tess, I get that blank screen at work because YouTube is soundly blocked on our system.
I really enjoyed watching A Canterbury Tale last fall when I was teaching The Canterbury Tales. My students watch Becket. I wish we had enough time for this one. I was very moved by the girl who came back to the caravan/trailer...I need to see this again.
After just sitting and dreaming back to the summer of '81 and watching the wedding...I must have been in that one exhibit for over 30 minutes...I had a moment alone and snapped an image with my cell phone. Always so good to see you here...and I have missed the bloggyhood immensely.

CountryGirl, I showed that one to as many people as I could! I must have watched it twenty times during the week after New Year's Day.

Cassandra, I am doing quite well, thank you! Our days at school are very long, but we keep at it! I will have a look at your latest today!

Rallentanda, no it is not the same without him. I did try to visit your blog, but it rejects me? Is there a secret handshake? By all means visit Country Girl...great images every day!!!

Gaston Studios, so glad you stopped by here! That wasn't easy, but I liked learning to create something a little different.

Merisi, I am going on one of those rides some day...Michael of Shouting at Streetlights sent me to that site, and I can't wait to visit these you have posted here! Thank you for stopping by!

Betsy said...

I'm, so glad you're back! And happy birthday to you, too!

xo

alaine@├ęclectique said...

I loved your movie! Something I'd love to try. Your blog is so lovely!

Cait O'Connor said...

Lovely film. I love the pic at the very beginning, nice music too.

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