Even though I’m totally a culprit, I think Instagram videos are kind of annoying. I’ve seen some fantastic Vine videos, but I’m just not that creative …. yet. Ever since I watched this adorable pregnancy announcement stop motion video on Macdonald’s Playground blog, I’ve wanted to create a video. I love the start / stop videos – tiny clips pieced together to tell a story.
I’m in Orlando staying at Vacation Villas at FanstasyWorld Resort this week at a conference. When I was walking around the pool area after my Wog (that’s a walk/jog), I thought, “AHA!!! This is the perfect opportunity to practice video!” I actually pulled up Vine and couldn’t figure out how to make it work. Then I remembered Capture.
I downloaded the Capture app and kind of forgot about it, and today decided to play around with it a little bit. I am not sure why in the world I haven’t been using it more to capture video – it has the same start / stop ability that Vine and Instagram use, and you can add music and edit right from the app. SO EASY. And quick. Then you can post directly to YouTube. You can either create the video from the app, or pull in clips already stored on your phone. I chose a song from my iTunes library.
I was trying to show the fun things to do outside – the pools, water slide, bar – and then the spacious unit inside with the kitchen, closet & washer/dryer – but I didn’t want to linger on anything, and I didn’t want the video to be too fast, either. This resort is such a comfortable, fun place to stay – and my family had a blast here in January when we did the big Disney vacation. Now that I’m in the timeshare industry, I’ve learned a whole new world of travel — timeshare resorts are built for longer stays, so they are actually condos. I have a full kitchen and a washer / dryer in my two bedroom townhouse this week. It’s extremely convenient and comfortable, and I don’t feel cramped. And after the conference ends, I think I need to test out that big water slide!
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What did you think of the video? Did it show you enough of the resort? I was trying to be quick. Curious: when you travel, do you post reviews, share photos, and take videos? When you’re researching places to stay, what kinds of photos and videos do you want to see?