This morning I received a sweet little notification from Facebook. It was little reminder of a video I made introducing the “Monday Monkey” segments to my blog.
Sometimes these Facebook notifications are fun. Other times they depress me. I don’t know how to interpret this one. 5 years? Has it really been that long? Then, on the other hand, 5 years ago seems like an eternity.
It’s amazing the flood of water that can run under a bridge in 5 years, isn’t?
The First Official Video
The following week my daughters and I worked on putting together the very first “Monday Monkey” video. The purpose, as stated above, was twofold: 1) to insert a little fun into the mix; 2) to increase subscription numbers – to over 100. As best as I can tell, both goals were met…eventually.
In this first video you will see my middle daughter, Katie, playing the part of a teacher. Ironically, she is now a music education major (junior) at Bryan College in Dayton, TN.
It literally took us about 3 hours to film this little 1-minute video! Ahh, memories 😉
Surely you have seen it…the heroes of a movie walking slowly toward the screen.
Remember The Right Stuff? Remember how the astronauts, wearing their space suits, walked slowly through the steam?
Remember the scene in the 2005 movie Kicking and Screaming where Will Ferrell and his young soccer team, covered in blood after a day at the butcher shop, walked onto the field? They walked slowly, of course, and scared the other team into forfeiting.
Whenever want to make an on-screen impression that says, “I’m bad and I mean business,” walk toward the camera in slow motion. It never fails.
Oh! I almost forgot! You’ve also got to have some cool music with some punch and a good bass riff as a background track. Fortunately for me, iMovie had one I could use 😉
That’s why today’s Monday Monkey, the 1st one of 2014, kicks “beehind” (Baptist dirty word) and takes names.
It has been a really long while since I made a video with Mr. Monkey. The last one was in March!
No wonder the world has been going crazy.
So, after a long day at church, then painting cabinet doors for a neighbor, I got into bed. That’s when it hit me – make a video.
I made the whole thing (except for the music) while laying (lying?) on my back. My wife never noticed – thank goodness.
Have a great Monday!
P.S. Do I have any fans in Charleston, S.C.?
I’m alive, but there’s so much to talk about right now that it might kill me.
So, heeeeeere’s Mr. Monkey!
If you need a hero to fight your evil, blue Care Bears, then Mr. Monkey is your, uh, man. OK, so he’s a monkey, but who cares?
(The following video was hastily done with my iPhone 4S and the iMovie app.)