Video: You Didn’t Have a Girl (the making of)
Hmm.. I totally thought I had posted this song already, but it looks like I was wrong. So, here's the deal. This Christmas, Erika (my wife) and I agreed to not spend very much money on presents for each other. So, I had to sort of get creative. Luckily, I'm the king of pulling a song out of my hat with a moment's notice. And, this time I had helpers!
Or, rather, anti-helpers as the case may be. You see, I decided to involve my two sons in the recording process. In hindsight, this was a terrible idea, but the end result turned out great. It was just incredibly painful. They fight like cats and dogs on a good day and (as you can tell from their jammies) it was getting on in the day.
Anyhoo, I made the process even more painful by videotaping parts of the recording "session" with my Flip MinoHD. I had actually forgotten that I had done this until I found the videos today. So, I decided to finally give Adobe Premiere a shot and try and do some video editing. This is my first editing attempt so please be gentle. You should just be lucky I wasn't doing "star wipes" all over the place. Also, I guess I have to figure out how to edit it without that black border around the whole thing. If you are an Premiere genius, then I welcome your input.
If you want to hear the finished product, then give this a listen: Ukulele Guy - You Didn't Have a Girl
Oh yeah, and I was using my aNueNue Banjolele in this song.
NOTE: Of course, after I already uploaded this video and wrote the post I realized what I did wrong in Premiere. The next video won't have those annoying black bars around it. I'm not sure I'm going to re-do it, though, because I don't see a way to do that easily without starting all the way over. And, I'm way to lazy for that.