Home movies were popular then--My dad always had the best camera he could afford, a Kodak 8mm home movie camera and projector—when I was very young—and took home movies all through the 1950's an well into the 1960's
The Movies were interesting, but there was no sound (you needed a seperate recording devise) and the amount of light needed was blinding, (we are always squinting!) Setting up the camera was a big deal (there were so many things to adjust and get right-- Once set up—the whole thing was bulky and awkward especially for indoor shots.. there was never any doubt that the camera was on—and all to often people mugged for the show.
But we didn't just have home movies of parties and trips to the zoo, we had real movies too.
The best were the reels of Abbot and Costello films, (silent movies with story cards for dialog!) that my dad had purchased. Many a holiday was finished off watch Abbot and Costello meet the Werewolf (or the Count Dracula, or Frankenstein) again.
Still, we never thought that our home movies were of interest to anyone but our family (and at times, even we weren't all that interested!)
I have been experimenting with making You Tube video's. (What, I should be different from the rest of the world?)--And I have been doing some house cleaning on my blog (more to come!).
Right now, (a bit hard to find) but it's there—I've added link to my “Page of Links”--A one stop shopping center to find free Patterns, tutorials, recipes, on my blog, and a small but growing collection of knitting and non-knitting pages I find interesting.
There are more links to come—this is a work in progress—I want/need to edit the page some more –First I need to brush up on some of my html codes!-- to also make the page easier to navigate. With 'quick links' inside the page, so you don't have to scroll through the entire thing to find things.
One of the New set of Links on the page are a small (but growing) set of You Tube cast on tutorials.
There is one video for long tail, (and several variations) and a crochet cast on –for non-crocheter's—a no waste yarn version of the Italian (aka tubular) cast on.. a growing collections. The newest (and so far, the best--practice does actually improve things!) is a Channel Island Cast on.
Eventually I want to have a complete collection of all the cast on's I know—Of course, some of them will have to be redone, --as my skills improve but in the meanwhile enjoy this free mini class on how to do the Channel Island cast on. I hope you'll look at the others, too!