Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Empty Me: VIDEO!!!

Hey guys,

So we need your videos in ASAP!  We've gotten a few in already but we need more, more, more.

So, even if you did a 30 second clip, you can do something else for the whole video if you like!

So, go and make a video!


26 comments:

Cathy Storms said...

Can you extend the deadline to maybe next Monday? Tuesday? My video person (Audra) hasn't been able to do mine because of sick kids.
Or will you accept some late entries?
Hopefully we can do it on Sunday....

Anonymous said...

you do have plan B, don't you?

risalea said...

OK, you guys...it's time to throw off the inhibitions and get a video done. Do I need to start calling out people by name? You know I will! : ) Everybody either has or knows someone with a camera that will video. Sound quality obviously doesn't matter. So play Steven Spielberg, people, and get those creative juices flowing!

EmilyBoo said...

OK, I'll try, but I'm also begging for an extension. My daughter has a walkathon for Lutheran World Relief at school this week, and I won't have time to make a video until Saturday! And after that, I'm not sure how to get it on the computer... hopefully hubby will be able to help me there.

Caet said...

I got mine! :D
I might so another one.
I have alot of school to catch up on!
The one I did kinda stressed me out.
And I'm still not happy with it.
UGH! I hate being a perfectionist.
But once you get it videoed its really not that hard to send it.
And I really like the yousendit.com
that comes in handy!

HstryQT said...

Chris I really would liketo make sure you got my video. They only keep it on yousendit for 7 days and my 7 days were up on Monday. If you didnt get it I need to resend. Thank you and I hope you get lots more videos!

HstryQT said...

OK and I just realized I forgot to post before that....

AAAACK! Youre doing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!!! OMG I was so so excited when I heard that and it just puts a smile on my face everytime I hear it!

You know its because yours truly suggested it, right? right? :) Either way, Im beyond thrilled to have a Sligh version of one of my top fav Christmas songs ever. Yay!

Carrie said...

Does the video have to have sound? Does it have to be somewhere around town?

I have no time to go anywhere right now and I'm stuck in my room working on projects. Plus I know the deadline is the 24th (just a few days? :( BEGGING LOL) so I'm kinda hoping for an extension as well since I just ordered a cord for my actual camcorder so I won't have to use my phone.

Plus not that it matters but I have really bad acne today.

risalea said...

No whining, Carrie! I had to break my cardinal rule of never stand next to a skinny girl in a picture. Everything is relative, you know. LOL

Get it in, girl! It won't be complete without you!

I'll answer this one...I'm pretty sure no sound is needed, since on the real thing, it will be Chris singing and just us lipsyncing to it. But have it going so you can keep up with the tempo.

I just got my niece and nephew's in and I'm trying to convert it. It's a hoot.

Carrie said...

LOL I'm trying, I just don't know if I'll have it by Sunday. I need to be involved though! My camcorder thing won't connect to my computer... I think my mom got the wrong cord and now I can't use it so I have to use my phone. :(

Carrie said...

Okay okay I took a video (HAPPY RISA? LOL) I look SOOOO ridiculous so Chris please make sure all of my ugly faces are edited out and only my pretty faces are shown! HAHA. I also made it slightly longer than it was supposed to be and the ending is funny because I CRACKED UP. Gonna edit out the random parts of my sister and her costume party and then send it.

BBC said...

I just videotaped my 16 year old daughter singing in front of an empty game arcade today. So I'll be sending that in. I still haven't found a good location for myself -- or when I find it, the CD player isn't with me!

She wasn't doing good lip-synching, so I told her to sing along because I'm sure the sound will be removed.

Btw, we are on vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains this week!

risalea said...

Well, it took all night, but I finally figured out how to get this video off the disk my sister sent w/o bothering Lennon again and get it uploaded. Actually 2, since she made my poor niece and nephew retake a million times.

And isn't tomorrow your b'day, Bully? Happy, happy to you! I have to leave the house at 6:20 in the AM, so thought I better send good wishes now!

Hischild said...

Love reading everyone's video stories. Good sneak previewing.

Here's my story (and I'm sticking to it).

Filmed this afternoon by my 13 yr old son. Dressed as a firefighter standing on a fire engine. Has NOTHING to do w/the song. Oh well. Had a pink and white Hello Kitty portable CD player with which to spin the CD. Didn't work all of a sudden. Not even w/new batteries. &*%$&%(!!!! Frustrated, I lip-synched a capella hoping at least 10 complete seconds matched the song perfectly at some point.
My son just matched it w/song from itunes and I think MAYBE there were 10 good seconds. We just sent it off with a cringe.
Will try another attempt w/WORKING stereo tomorrow. Gonna go to the dessert and try to find a jackrabbit that will sit on my head. Plan B is standing in front of a saquaro cactus. (sigh) :o)

Good night all!

rosalee said...

So, Chris -

What kind of new recording equipment did you buy?

Cathy Storms said...

Is today your birthday bully? If so, happy birthday to you.......

Cathy Storms said...

As Rosalee asked, What kind of new recording equipment did you buy?

rosalee said...

I have Bullyse's birthday noted as Oct 24th...

Cathy Storms said...

Then Happy Birthday tomorrow Bullyse. Hope you have a great Birthday..

Thanks Rosalee....

BullysE said...

Thanks Girls! I am really looking forward to this Birthday for some reason. :-D Nice to have friends remembering me on it too. (hugs)

LOVING hearing all these stories about filming the video! LOL. I must say, I am treasuring the image of hischild using a pink "Hello Kitty" music player. That just tickles me down deep! heh!

It must be fun for you Chris, seeing your song used for video singalong like that. One of those things on the awesome wierd long long journey it's been.:-)
Loving the Christmas Song EP idea SO much-- thanks for that.

BBC said...

Yesterday's upload and send was suspiciously easy. THe video went from digital camera to computer to yousendit.com, and they say it was sent successfully. My fingers are crossed!

Today my dd taped me on a footbridge, but I forgot to bring the camera cord along to upload the video to my computer! We're using the free wifi in the rec center (on vacation), and the cord is back in our condo. SIGH. So I hope to take care of that later this evening.

Are you guys shooting full length or close up? We've done semi-close, waist and up. Not sure what Chris had in mind, but that's what I'm most comfortable with ...

Amy's Purple Poodles said...

Somewhere there is a technologically savvy village missing its village idiot-that would be me. I really wanted to do something for the video but I don't know how to video it from my digital camera and upload it. I had such a good idea and the perfect place to film it. Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to watch everyone else's.

Happy birthday to all of you who have a birthday in Oct. There seem to be a lot of you!

Ben-I'm so glad you had fun at the concert. I think its cool that Chris asked if you were Ben-at least you weren't a nervous wreck or a chicken like me who couldn't even tell Chris who I was! Welcome to the group!

Chris-You shop-a-holic you! We all want to know what kind of stuff you bought? It always cracks me up when I hear about guys shopping and having fun while at it.

risalea said...

Bully, I'm sorry, I was a day ahead. For some reason, ever since Chris announced the 24th deadline, I've had in my head it was on Thursday. Don't ask me why!

Clarissa, if you don't come up with another portable CD player, put it in your car player and blast it! Unless, of course, you are like me, driving the last vehicle off the assembly line that came with a tape player instead. And yes, that definitely means I need a new car, but I refuse until my 17 yr. old is out of the house. (I'm sure any parents who have had a teen totally understand!) Minivans aren't cool, you know, so he bugs dad to drive the truck and leaves me alone! : ) But I digress.

I'm glad to hear about these other videos that have been submitted...can't wait to see the finished product!

As for recording equipment, you know what they say about big boys and their toys....at least yours probably qualify for a tax deduction.

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday, Bullyse!

I submitted my video last night (HAPPY, RISA? LOL)

ChrisSligh said...

I promise you that if I listed everything I bought, you guys would just not care! It's just technical recording stuff that will make everything sound better!

Okay, so we've gotten in enough to make the video, but we're gonna extend the deadline. I should've been on everybody throughout the last few weeks, but I failed...so, expect to hear about this almost daily for the next week. We'll extend it to Oct 31! So, go out and make a video!

Chris

risalea said...

I'm happy, Carrie! : )