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December 16, 2006


It was a dark and windy night. Where was BigFoot?

Your video ran for 45 seconds before it started stopping and starting. We are on ADSL which can be very spotty.

Suggestions for your academy award winning video:

Don't spend so much time filming the dark ground. Do starts and stops with more time spent on whipping trees. Did the lake have white caps? In any case, I loved hearing your voice. Keep up the videos!

Carol Ann, thanks for the suggestions. In defense of my unbroken seven minute shot, my intention was to capture the unvarnished reality of my windy walk, as I lived it.

The camera mostly pointed where my intention and viewpoint was. Sometimes down, sometimes up. And when I walk the dog, I don't usually talk. So my "narration" was squishy feet and the wind.

Sorry about your Internet connection. Having only a 1000 kpbs connection myself, I don't like it when videos assume much faster broadband is available. But I appreciate that it's tough to find the middle ground between making a video clear and making it viewable at all.

LOL..this looks like outtakes from The Blair Witch Project.

I agree with Carla - very Blair Witch (with canine companion). I really liked the sound effects - the wind, the feet in the leaves. Are you getting an audience for it on YouTube?

Carla and Chris, I'm thrilled to have my video mentioned in the same breath as the Blair Witch project--a movie I've never seen, but which may have channeled itself through me.

Checking today, I saw that Windy Walk has been viewed 63 times. That means I'm only about 25,400 views behind the skateboarding dog, which is pretty darn good, in my opinion. To check out my imposing competition, see:

More importantly, I'm just five views behind the newscast video of my wife talking about Measure 37. And she's been up for a month!

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