Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Made a video for my wife...(hijacked by Collin)

Hello people of Bloggertonville,

It's me Collin. Most of you know me as "that guy with the slanted chin" or 'Ricky the extra' from the well-known documentary "Andre the Giant: We Barely Knew Thee".

Well, we had a fire-sale of all our old camera gear and upgraded to a Canon 5D Mark Deaux from our Hasidic Jewish friends at B&H Photo in the City of York but Newer. As some of you know I shoot photos for phun and most the pics on this here blog are snapped by moi. I'm like a fat guy at a lunch buffet concealing his enthusiasm by saying, "Let's see what we have here" about the fact that the new camera shoots 1080P high-def with 1.21 jiggawatts of power running a 6.7L 454-small block to the rotary gurter, i.e, it's frickin awesome!

I made my first video with it this month. It's kind of a story of my wife. And kids. I thought I'd share it. Shot up the canyon behind our house with a 35mm 1.4 lens and a home-made stabilizer (still a bit shaky but cool effect). Edited in plain old iMovie in a couple hours. If any of you local Utahns would like a similar family video, let me know. I'd trade 1000 photos for a 5 minute heart-warming video. Email me if you're interested.

Liz means everything to me. She's an incredible mother. A deep and special person. I wanted to capture a piece of that.


Enjoy....




(If you watch it on vimeo.com it's better quality: click HERE)

93 comments:

Sharon said...

Collin,
What a beautiful, touching tribute to your wife, and girls. Thank you for sharing your heart with us this morning.

Melissa said...

Just a beautiful video.. thanks for sharing.

Ann Marie said...

oh my gosh, it reminded me of being in a very beautiful, peaceful dream. And reminded me that I need to get out and appreciate pure nature more than just once in awhile. Good job Collin!!!

sevi said...

this is wunderfull colin,i have tears in my eyes.
thx for sharing

cathi said...

Thank you for this beautiful little video.

Janick said...

Soooo, so, so beautifull! Quel beau souvenir.

KimR said...

Thanks for sharing your heart with us Collin! The video, your family, the special relationship you all have are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!

Mindy said...

1.21 Jiggawatts!?! You make us all laugh one minute, then melt our hearts the next. You are so sweet!

And U Jest said...

That was AWESOME! You really have an eye for this sort of thing! I think this is something that your family will cherish FOREVER! You have the cutest family... I'm sure you can't wait to make another video adding your third little girl that is on her way...your are blessed.

Jen said...

Beautiful video- your girls are so cute!

Lori said...

really, really sweet! thanks for sharing. i have imovie and really want to put it to use!

Amy said...

Awwww! He loves you!! Must get round to mastering imovie. This is inspirational.

Diana said...

this was AMAZING! My kiddos were watching with me and my 12 DD says, "hey! he's kind of good at that." I have to agree, all of your girls are GORGEOUS!

Jen said...

That was a beautiful video - just amazing. That doesn't happen to be up at Camp Atoka does it. My family has our Family reunions there every year. Beautiful place where ever it may be.

Esther said...

Collin you have an amazing eye for capturing beauty. I'm sure it helps to have 3 (soon to be 4) beauties to take pictures and video of.

Heather said...

That was such a beautiful video. That's really a treasure your family will enjoy forever. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

Wow, Collin, you have to be the luckiest man on this earth, beautiful family. Of course, you already know that I am sure. :)

Krista Nash said...

That was incredible. Totally makes me want to explore the video option on my Canon. Liz is a lucky woman!

Heidi Wandel said...

You still have a while to go before you are Tara Whitney but who cares if you are the sweetest guy on earth!!!!! lucky Liz.

Curlywiggles said...

Your family makes me want a family of my own.

Amanda said...

That was beautiful...brought tears to my eyes. I would love to have a video like that of my family...tho as of right now neither my husband or myself are anywhere near as good with our camera as this...I would be callin you right now if I lived in Utah...any vacations to Indiana in the near future?? LOL

Abraham + Marci said...

That was so incredibly sweet! Which canyon did you go and where did you stop?

Wen said...

Wow what a sweet thing to do, you are 1 in a million & all your Girls are very lucky to have you.

Collin said...

Your kind words warm my heart like a Toaster Strudel.

@Marci we went up American Fork Canyon, head up towards Tibble Fork resevoir and keep going about a quarter mile until you hit the dead-end. Then turn left at that one tree, right at that gray rock, and walk towards that one other tree. If you see a sign that says, 'Welcome to Wyoming", turn around.

Bart and Cindy said...

What a beautiful family! You are a lucky man! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

What a beautiful video Collin!!! An incredibly sweet thing to do:) I love the background music too!

Anonymous said...

Very, very nice.

I would like to see a picture of your dog also!

--Marilyn, Northern VA

JennC said...

Such a beautiful tribute. You have inspired me to use the video mode on my camera.

It must be nice to have a sweet location where you don't have to worry about what's lurking in the water. Oh how I miss the north.

michellespicka said...

Beautiful and Fabulous!!

Giny Cortés said...

Collin: I know the feeling of a NEW camera... and I got to experience it with you and all my SPARK sisters last month. : ) Enjoy your new toy! -g

PS- LOVE the video!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

how could a person not love what you have created.....you are very lucky

Sarah said...

There are hardly words, as I wipe tears from my eyes.
As a mother and wife myself, I know she (and your girls) are going to cherish that forever.

Beautiful.

Tracey said...

OMG this made me cry. It was just so magical. thank you for sharing.
love me :-)

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

What a touching video!! Thank you for sharing!!

Didee said...

What an amazing and beautiful video!! Loved the bridge crossing at the end!

mel said...

this video is just gorgeous - you should hijack this sight more often to post these videos. Made me cry and then go and give my kids a cuddle - thankyou.
What is this background misic? it's beautiful

Christie M said...

Seriously...does Colin have a single brother, say around 36ish? You guys are too stinkin cute. :)

bebang said...

im in awe! so dreamy... so beautiful...

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful, magical video. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us! If our family lived in Utah, I would so be knocking on that door for you to shoot us!! Lovely, just lovely.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh my god...it is wonderfull...you have reason, Lizzy is a special and so nice person, her eyes are fabulous, a great soul...you are lucky to have those nicest girls i have ever seen...it is so good to watch your happiness!!! thanks a lot for sharing...

Vintage Love and Photographs said...

That video was beautiful, it made me want to have a family of my own even more so than I already did.

Who is the music by?

everyday inspirations said...

Collin - this video was absolutely beautiful. My heart smiled as I watched - it has such an ethereal peace to it. Your family radiates beauty, happiness and peace - you've captured it perfectly. True talent you have...thanks for sharing it with us and making life beautiful!

catherine s.

Latrice said...

You guys are beautiful! Seriously this is amazingly artistic and gorgeous. Great tribute to Liz. Hugs to you guys in your last few weeks of a family of four!

I truly love it

KDub said...

ok Collin, you are the best SCRUBBY ever! And the camera totally rocks but your editing is so amazing. I have to teach myself imovie to do my sister's slideshow in less than a month and am shaking in my stilettos! I agree your wife is absolutely stunning and has popped a little since Spark. I say this because she was just so little with her baby bump and I was the size she appears to be now at 20 wks! 5 '1" doesn't allow room for anthing but OUT. Great job, i hope to absorb your knowledge somehow so I can get my slideshow created!

Nancy W said...

collin you amaze me! I love how funny you are and then how romantic you are too! You truly have one of the most beautiful women I have ever had the honor of meeting! You guys really make my heart happy! If my hubby and I had a family I would hope that it was as happy and sweet as yours is! I am still so tickled that I got to hang out with you at Spark!! Hugs from your ipad carrying friend ;)

Bonnie said...

I am speechless...It was so moving and so beautiful! I love how you could still hear the background of the actual movie..your little girl's laugh...what a touching tribute to your family. I love the ending, shed a tear! oh so SO gorgeous! Well done, the camera takes awesome Videos and the editing is fantastic!!

Maman said...

What a beautiful family !

Hámos Beáta (betsie) said...

I was touched. Wonderful tribute to your wonderful family! I wish you all the best for your life! :)

michelle louise said...

Glad you hijacked the blogspot Collin! You have the most beautiful family I have ever come across. The video is lovely, bought tears to my eyes and made me smile. You are an awesome guy! I wished I lived in the States near Utah so I could meet you all.
Love,
Michelle xoxo

Nancy said...

*sigh* (of pleasure)
Thank you ... Collin, this is a wonderfully beautiful video. This was the sweetest way to begin my day. Thank you...all of you, for sharing your lives with all of us as you do, for sharing the love your family shares with all of us.

Michele Mc said...

Truly gorgeous! Many blessings to you all!

Jen K. said...

Collin-
Were you running in circles the whole time! Major dad workout! The way you ended the video by backing out of the scene across the bridge was my favorite part. Cheers to you in Utah--we're enjoying the leaves as well here in MN. Nice work, Daddio!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Soo the big question is...did she cry lol? I would have totally cried! Great job! Do you have a brother????

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Colin...you are AMAZING! what a beautiful video, loved the way you started it and ended it, totally tansported me there. so my little girl is not such a little girl anymore, ...so do yall rent the girls out...LOL...this is such a wonderful keepsake for your family, take care and have a blessed weekend. Donna Tullis

Aimee said...

What a fabulous tribute to your beautiful family. I need one of you at my house, so my kids will remember they have a mother and not just a father, like our pictures reflect because I'm the one who takes them.
That is truly a gift.

AndreafromNoVA said...

Truly amazing! The talent between the too of you is amazing. It made me happy, made me cry and I am in awe of your beautiful family and the surroundings. My favorite part hands down had to be your youngest laughing.

Thanks to your hubby for sharing that with us!!

Andrea

V said...

So beutiful video!!! But your girls are so so pretty!!!
Thanks for sharing.

letter {A} studio said...

What a beautiful video to make for your amazing wife. It was lovely.

Playing with Paper said...

So sweet, I love it!

Jane said...

melt my heart! thanks for sharing!

Libby said...

Thanks for sharing this! How wonderful for both of you that your interests and talents mesh. Lovely vid - you also have a talent for matching music and vid. A great advert for the Mark2 btw.
Music?

Dawn said...

What a beautiful video. Your child are going to have a lot of great memories to look back on. =)

Collin said...

The song is called "Halving the Compass" by Helios. Thanks again for your comments. I'm stitching all of them on a few throw pillows.

Ann Marie said...

Oh Collin, admit it, you are totally feeling the love here!

Rachel said...

love it, that will be such a wonderful memory for years to come!

China Doll said...

Great video! :-) You can be the video historian... while Eliabeth is the paper historian :-P

froggywinks said...

Thanks for sharing! Love what you did here…and your choice of music? SUPERB!! Love it! Love it! You captured THEE true essence of what love is all about =0)

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

Wow that was absolutly incredible. I held back tears the whole time. I miss those three girls more than anything. My favorite part is at the beginning when Quincy is running and giggling. I love that little giggle. I am in love with this video. Collin you are incredibly talented!!

Alice Wertz said...

such a beautiful video. so sweet and heartwarming. thanks for sharing!

Summer said...

*sigh* Thanks for sharing *sight

MilliD said...

Your immense love for your family shows in every photo and especially in this video. Thanks for sharing this piece of your heart!

BlueMoonScrapbooking said...

Wow, beautiful!

Jodi said...

Oh my God, tears are running down my face!! Thats so beautiful, so touching!!!
When your girls are older this piece of video is going to be so special to you. It captured all those little fascinations that are being a little girl!!! I love the effect of the blue and red head bands, really gives you something to focus in on!!
Take Care, Jodi Australia
You have a beautiful family Collin, what a wonderful treasure!

Kathy said...

Just beautiful, that's so special to have...if you are ever in the land of Oz, let me know and I'll have me one of those thanks:)
Awesome work, have a great weekend,
Kathy

jen anderson said...

Collin- I thought I left a comment yesterday... i guess i didn't. This is jen peterson, shawns sister. I was wondering how much you charge to do this. My good friends mom just found out that she has cancer and will probably only live for a few more weeks. I know that this is something that they would treasure forever! Email me and let me know! Thanx!

Shirley said...

What an amazing video of three beautiful, beautiful girls!

Collin response to Jen said...

@Jen Anderson...I'd love to do it for your friend's mom. I don't think I could charge for something like that, email me pixelpopphotography@gmail.com and we'll set it up.

teacher jessy said...

Colin, I was touched by your video & what a beautiful tribute to Lizzy! I love the trees and that video somehow reminded me of Twilight... Lol! You are one amazing guy!!

BCS said...

Colin, That was sweet. Your family is beautiful. My only thoughts (pls don't hate me, Mr. Talented) is that the beginning of the song is a bit eerie (did you mean to do that)? And the woods looked less serene and dark; I expected something scary to run out of there. I'm so not into Twilight and that sort of thing, so, as I read other peoples' comments, maybe that was the feel that you were aiming. I'm sure that your family appreciates your talent.

Anonymous said...

oh vomit. get a room.

elizabeth kartchner said...

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments! (I love reading every single one.) It means a lot because I wasn't going to share it here on my blog but I'm so glad Collin did!!
Yes, it's definitely a treasure!!

rachel said...

That. Was. Magic.

scrappingmom73 said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! (and I'd like to see those throw pillows when you are done Collin!) Such a sweet family. Thank you for sharing!

Cindy Tobey said...

How totally sweet! And absolutely beautiful!!!

krystina said...

ok, hold it right there... "1.21 jiggawatts of power " - that's 'a bolt of lightning' - oh yes! I LOVE IT!. You are classic Colin! ok now I'll watch the video ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your video Colin & super cute family. If you were living DOWN UNDER in the land of OZ then I'd hire you in a flash. I have 2 little boys round-about the same age who love the beach in contrast to the forest! Have fun using your new camera.
Jo

Yamil said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! ;-)

Irma said...

just beautiful!

Jacqueline M. Schimmel said...

ok... I was a liiiitttle close to crying, but I was able to shake it off. Wow... wow...

Bridget said...

GOSHHH this is sweet. really sweet.

pattyb said...

WHAT a BLESSING to get to watch this video! THIS is what families are supposed to be! Thanks so much for your example and for sharing! the WHOLE video was so well thought out....from the childrens' giggles, to the beauty of land and family to such awesome music! Thanks again for sharing the love...what a talented family!

Anonymous said...

This was wonderful. Thank you for sharing.