Category archives: video

How to Ride the Metro

Over the holidays, I took a Visual Storytelling class from Skillshare along with my friend Anne of Prêt à Voyager.  The class focused on creatively telling a story through the use of video.  Anne and I had shot a little bit of footage just for fun while I was in Paris back in October, and decided this class was a great opportunity to collaborate and finally edit through the video we had shot.  It did take us a little longer than expected (the class ended in December), but paid work always trumps personal work.  It is admittedly not my best work, but it was a lot of fun to work on together and I thought I would share it here on the blog.  Anne is a graphic designer and used her skills to create the graphics and text and as well as creating the concept and modeling in the video :)  Hopefully we will be able to work on another project again soon, working with friends is so much fun and I love having someone to bounce ideas off of.

Anne is teaching a map making class on Skillshare which starts next week!  I am signed up and super excited to learn and hopefully create a map or two to use on the blog!  More info here.

AND, did you see?  In honor of Valentines Day, I am giving away a Heartbeats Session on my wedding blog!  For more information and to enter, click here!


Everplaces 2.0 Video


A few months ago, I was contacted by the lovely people at Everplaces to create a video to celebrate the launch of the new and improved, non-beta version of their iphone app.  I have to admit I was incredibly flattered that they had even watched the videos I had made and posted here on the blog, and I was honored that they wanted to hire me to make a video for them, especially as I am a huge fan of their site and app.  Those of you who are regular readers will surely recognize some familiar faces, and as my friends are big fans of Everplaces (4 are Everplaces Ambassadors) they were perfect for the video.  I had a lot of fun making it, and I am so excited to finally share it with you.  If you haven’t already tried out Everplaces, download the latest version in the itunes store here, or visit their site, I promise you will love it.

A big thank you to friends who took part in the video:  Thea, Andreas, Lindsey, Bryan, Anne, Kristin and Patrick.  Filmed in Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin and Eindhoven.

Music licensed through With Etiquette:  Take me Away by The Dimes

my blog'nhagen video

I was too busy enjoying myself and taking photos to remember to film much video while I was in Copenhagen, but it did have some funny footage I thought was too good not to share :)  Blog’nhagen was pretty much non-stop fun and laughter, and by the end of the day we were all so tired from a jam packed day and lack of sleep that things got a bit wacky as you can see from the last bit of the video.   A big thank you once again to Brittany and Maria for organizing such a great event and inviting me to take part.

More Blog’nhagen:  Part 1 & Part 2

& for the official Blog’nhagen videos, check out the vimeo page

I hope you all have wonderful weekends planned and get a chance to enjoy these last days of summer!

view from the train

When we arrived in California we spent a short day shopping, eating and exploring with our friend Rade.  Instead of renting a car like we usually do, this trip we decided to take the train up the coast to my hometown of San Luis Obispo,.  Trains are typically my favorite way to travel because they are so relaxing, but before this trip I had only rode the train in California once- for my friend Carrie’s 13th birthday when we rode down the coast two hours to Santa Barbara.  Train travel in California is not particularly fast or convenient, but the views between LA and San Luis are particularly gorgeous and worth the trip alone.  Boarding the train at Union Station in LA gave the trip a bit of a old fashioned, romantic, feeling and the slow speed on the train definitely added to that ;)  I made a short little video of the view from our window on the Coast Starlight train, enjoy :)

A picnic at the Tiergarten

I have just started playing around with video on my Canon 5d Mark II and recently also discovered the magic that is video editing in Photoshop CS6 and I am sort of obsessed with both :)  It is ridiculously easy to edit in CS6, and while I still have no idea what I am really doing- using a program I already know like the back of my hand to edit video is pretty great.  My first test video is a bit rough (and super shaky- maybe I drink a bit too much coffee), but it was really fun to make and brings a smile to my face every time I watch it.  For some really lovely images of our picnic, check out Rebecca’s post on her blog, Field Office.

update (30.06.12):
Music is Marathon by Tennis