Posts Tagged ‘family’

Tie-Dye Milk Video

January 28, 2010

On Tuesday, my kids and I tie-dyed aprons and tee-shirts, which I will post about in the next day or two.  On Wednesday morning, I shot a video of how to make tie-dye milk and I would love to hear what you think.  This afternoon, I’m planning to do another version for my science-only website , that’s directed more at kids than parents.  (The goofy song at the beginning is obviously for kids.)

I shot it with an HD Flip camera.  These relatively inexpensive video cameras (I think they’re around $150) are easy to use.  The camera plugs directly into the USB port on your computer.  From there, it’s simple to crop and paste segments together to make a “movie.”  You can even upload directly to  Facebook or Youtube using the software that comes with the camera.  I was able to shoot the video and have it on Facebook in less than an hour!  We were given the camera to shoot the I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter video, but they aren’t paying me to review it.  I love the simplicity of the camera and the software.  With three kids, I don’t have time to take classes or mess around with video editing software.

Let me know what you think of my video.  If you have a video camera, try making your own family movie!  It’s creative and lots of fun!