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Video from around the house: 1994 and 2011 November 11, 2011

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Photography, Video, Weather.

July 25, 1994, was the beginning of my videography life.  When I used my camcorder regularly, between 1994 and 2004, I would occasionally shoot video around my house.  This was usually reserved for special occasions like a deep blue sky (especially in the middle of summer), fall foliage, and during or after a snowstorm.  The videos below represent the first and second examples.

November 11, 1994, was a day off for me.  I was in eighth grade at the time.  Like today–also November 11, Veterans Day–trash and recycling was not picked up.  We didn’t realize that in ’94, as you’ll see in the first video, but I checked the pickup schedule earlier this week and knew not to bring stuff to the curb.  I feel sorry for those that didn’t know.  I saw many houses with uncollected trash and recycling on my walk this afternoon.  But I digress.

Earlier this year, I captured my old home videos on VHS (dubs of VHS-C), VHS-C masters, and MiniDV masters.  I felt nostalgic enough today to retrace my steps (minus the primitive camera work).

Here then is what I shot on November 11, 1994:

And here’s what I shot today, November 11, 2011:

Today’s video was originally shot in 1080p, but I mixed two MTS files down to one MPEG4 file in 720p.



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