The following videos were not shot with the intention of posting them. I was 'considering' filming myself, and testing out some settings on the camera, angles, and distances for my own evaluation. My wife hadn't even used this video camera before, and never used a tripod either.
Anyway, the clips turned out OK, so I ran them by a few guys to tell me what they thought, hence my trag gangers comment. I was more interested in quality, lighting and what not, so I could at least try and make a decent one once I got it figured out. But, I was told to POST them 'as is', no need to 'perfect' them. With some positive prompting, I decided what the heck. Well, I still ain't sure I should be posting them, but I trust these guys a lot.
Some computers run them smoother than others. Straight off my card reader, they are a bit choppy, and with some sound delay. But, if I email them to myself, they played much better. Heck if I know. So I appologize if the quality is poor. I think the clips captured my form despite the very odd feeling I had shooting in front of the camera.
I enjoy the shooting threads as much as any, whether I'm contributing or being the student. Maybe these clips will help make my contributions more clear, and I'm sure I'll learn something as well.
I'd like to thank my wife for helping me, amoungst the heat, and bugs. And for being a sport even though she didn't have a clue as to what she was doing.