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Backyard Exploration the Video September 14, 2010

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What bits of nature do you walk by on the way to your car, into work, or to the mailbox every day? What secrets do they hold?What kind of magic is hiding all around us? My latest video hopes to answer these questions! This video is inspired partly by this earlier post, and partly by this unbelievable stop motion film.

This video is all about seeing beyond the surfaces into what could be! It was created using only natural or found objects, all of which were things that I just came across as I was walking around. I had thought about trying to plan the video, but decided it would be better to just be inspired by whatever I found on my walk!

Unfortunately I cannot host videos off of WordPress without paying $60 a year, so Youtube is the next best tool available. I would recommend making it full screen if possible, though, so the details are more visible.



In case anyone is interested in the “making of” details, I created this by taking about 300 still photographs on my iPhone, e-mailing to myself, and piecing them together using iMovie software. I recorded the sounds of myself walking on pavement, grass, and stones, as well as leaves rustling and acorns rolling around using the “Voice Memo” app on my phone, and then played them back to the computer.

If you are waiting for me to get back to a regular ‘ole post, please come back on Friday (or sooner!) when I will post my first submission to the Science @ Home Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival.

I hope this video inspires us to look closely at the objects around us and see them in a new light. Blowing leaves, shadows, and even litter can hold a secret life that might make us better for noticing them. Is there something you see every day that inspires you? I would love to hear about it!

As always, I’ll see you out there!


2 Responses to “Backyard Exploration the Video”

  1. Debi Says:

    Way cool. Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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