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It's An "OHHH My Booty" Christmas Vacation 2024-01-07

For Christmas this year we went to the Smokey Mountains and stayed in a cabin AirB&B. Meanwhile back in the editing suite BWT Videos got some new equipment to go along with the holidays. A new super video editing computer with a 4tb SSD, 64gb of RAM and 20gb of GRAM or graphics only dedicated RAM. We also upgraded to DaVinci Resolve 18.6.4. (DaVinci is a color correction video software applictaion.)

To gather footage to start up the new gear I went to Gatlinburg, TN., a well known tourist area in the Smokey Mountains, for a Christmas vacation. The ensuing video is more an experiment than a polished work. It took a lot of work and I made a lot of mistakes. But, I had a lot of fun and learned several things. Which I will share after the video...

OHH My Booty Christmas Vacation

GorillaPod - mini octopus tripod
Website tips for this post are;

  1. When filming at a location, use a tripod, if you have one. Many shots in this video would have been much more stable if the camera had been mounted on a sturdy tripod. For this shoot I used the GorillaPod instead. Which was my intention all along. The small octopus style tripod is wonderful tool for quick lifestyle shooting. But like any tool it has to be used properly.

    Using a Gorilla Pod is an excellent choice for those close up, spur of the moment, action shots. But the table I had the camera on rocked with every elbow, knee, jostle and scream for joy. But, I chose the table top tripod for ease of use and close proximity to the action. I was trying to capture lifetime moments that you can't always plan for, let alone setup a full-size tripod, so the GorillaPod made sense. Which brings me to tip #2.

  2. Use a stabilizer on your lens, if you have one. Okay, my camera has an O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) switch, but I never turned it on. Had I recognized the instability of my tabletop I would have turned it on.
  3. Take a break from the computer for a spell and get out of town. It is good to take a break from using the computer all the time and a family vacation is just the thing to bring joy to the heart. It works for me.

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Website Tools Store Update 2024-01-10

OH Boy! The nerve...errrg, I hate when that happens. Turns out Amazon Associates melted down my membership account. And for no good reason that I can tell. Except for the fact I haven't made any significant input lately. Still, it is not my fault they depricated all my ads and links back in July. It wasn't me that stopped sending them visitors. It was there old code that stopped working.

But Hey! That is alright. When I contacted support they said many old accounts were deleted due to lack of upkeep, mine included. But I was happy to start over, if I liked. My task for the next few days will be to go through the Website Tools Store and clean up all that old depricated code.

So I strarted a brand new Amazon Associates account and am beginning again to promote the products I feel are worth while. Here's my first upgrade, Audio Equipment and BMD PCC 4k Cameras...

Audio Equipment

Sound Studio

Amazon's audio equipment category is packed with everything you might want from a sound studio gear to podcast kits to audio connectors and cables. It's all on Amazon...

Blackmagic Design Cinema Video Cameras

BMD Pocket Cinema Camera 4k
Blackmagic cinema cameras are better than other video cameras because they have professional filmmaking features allowing you to create the same "look" as Hollywood feature films. The combination of high dynamic range, great low light performance and Blackmagic RAW (video codec) gives you feature film images with precise skin tones and gorgeous organic colors.

Blackmagic Raw comes with Davinci Resolve which allows you to color correct, white balance and style any image. Experience non-linear color correction. Which means camera settings can be changed after the video has been shot. Match exposure and ISO settings from scene to scene. Great for b-roll color grading.

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. See Amazon Associates Privacy Policy. Privacy Policy at Amazon

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Introducing Keisha Formal - Animated Spokesperson 2024-01-15

Hello, my name is Keisha Formal. I am an AI powered video spokesperson. An AI animated avatar, with poly-glotability (able to converse in many languages). I am animated through artificial intelligence and some slick video editing by Tim Koen. Choose me as your animated video spokesperson.

BWT Videos has many animated avatars to choose from. We are in the process of creating a portfolio of everyone. Avatars are great for vertical videos, so we made this video in that style.

Animated avatars make for great spokespersons. Can be used for all kinds of video productions. We have used them as teachers in tutorial videos. Used them as spokespersons for branding, explainers, tutorial and marketing videos.

Animated avatars can be used in social media ads as well. We currently are offering spokespersons for videos on the....

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Why You Need A HumanBot Explained By A HumanBot 2024-01-22

Amanda Chef HumanPal
Me: "Hello HumantBot. This is Tim. Anybody home?" I asked.
HumanBot: "Hello Tim how can I help you today?" It replied.
Me: "Why do I need a HumanBot" I asked.
HumanBot:" A HumanBot can be beneficial for many reasons. It can provide quick and accurate responses to customer inquiries, enhance the user experience within applications, offer customer support or entertainment.

A HumanBot can assist with online shopping, help with travel planning, provide tutoring assistance and recommend educational resources, It can offer Human Resources related assistance within organizations, assist with banking and financial inquiries, provide personalized health and wellness recommendations.

A HumanBot can improve overall user experiences, save time and provide convenience on many different online platforms." It replied.

I have been tuning up on HumanPals and HumanBots these past few days. So, I asked my HumanBot "why do I need a HumanBot?" The HumanBot's response (above) is a conglomeration of words gleaned from this website and other sources. That means I have already used these words and are probably mine to begin with. I can legitimately say I trained my HumanBot to say that. How cool is that? Learn more here...

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