Wow! I'm an anti-viral You Tube sensation!
After finally getting around to putting up a video of me, my granddaughter, and her parents tubing down the beautiful Metolius River last August, in less than a day I've already gotten... (drum roll, please)...
All of which, of course, are the result of me checking again, and again, and again, and again, to see how the video looks.
Have a look. Make me even more ecstatic. Let's go for 5. Then -- dare I hope? -- 6, 7, 8, 9, to who knows? Don't mathematicians say the number of integers is infinite?
In our just-completed Holiday Letter, to be released to the online world Christmas Eve, I note that this is an award winning video: Best Use of Senior Citizen Knees in a GoPro Camera Video Production.
I made another version for my granddaughter and her family as a Christmas present. It is way cooler and more emotional, because the sound doesn't include my narration -- just two songs.
Tina Turner's Proud Mary and Nora Jones' Come Away With Me.
Geezer'ish You Tuber that I am, before uploading the video I was completely clueless about what happens when copyrighted songs are included in a video.
You Tube doesn't mess around. They must have both a top-notch legal team and highly-sophisticated music identification software.
Because within about, say, two seconds, my song-infested video had been tagged with a copyright dispute notice.
Cleverly, clicking on it led me to a page where You Tube allowed me to click on a bunch of reasons for why I should be allowed to keep the songs in the video. Such as, "I paid for the song." Or, "I'm not making money from use of the song."
It took me about, say, two seconds to realize that no matter which reason I checked, I was met with a "This isn't a valid reason to defy copyright law," or words to that effect.
After Googling around for a few minutes, I realized that it wasn't worth the time or trouble to leave the songs in the You Tube video. So I fired up iMovie, deleted the songs, and unmuted the sound in the original video.
Sorry, Tina Turner and Nora Jones lovers. Their songs really did fit well with the video. Nothing like rolling down a river, or come away with me.
Turn off the sound on your computer when you play my video, and let the "soft" section of Proud Mary rip on a CD or smartphone, followed by Come Away With Me.
Then you'll glimpse the auditory marvelousness of my copyright-challenged video version.