Claire has been trying for a few weeks to make the perfect homemade slime. We’ve used Borax, Elmer’s glue, sprinkle glue, acrylic paint, and anything else you can think of that is slimy. Today Claire filmed a time-lapse video of her slime experiment while I cooked dinner and Molly played Rayman Legends on the PlayStation 4 in the background. At the very end of the video, you can see a taco appear in front of Claire, which was the sign for the slime experiment to end and for dinner to begin!
In the video, I used the song Pink Slime by La Luz. I found the song from the NPR Music’s Austin 100 playlist for SXSW 2015.
The girls had lots of fun on the beach in Galveston while waiting for Pleasure Pier to open. There was no shortage of hermit crabs to scare, and the gulf waters were warm enough to wade in, even right after Christmas!
On the way back from Barking Springs, the girls convinced me to do the rope swing into Barton Creek, and Claire got a slow motion video of it. There was a large turtle nearby, and I was afraid of landing on it or getting snapped by it. But there was no such trouble. I think I scared it away since, to the turtle, I was basically a giant monster falling out of the sky.
Here is the first episode of Claire’s new video series. She worked hard on the concept, script, and sets. She did much of the editing herself, and some with my help, in iMovie on her iPad. Just, Claire is the rare 9 year old who can edit her own movies.
Claire’s started her own My Little Pony channel on YouTube back in June. She now has 14 MLP videos published, mostly original stories, plus some of her opening newly bought toys (along the lines of Bin’s Toy Bin). I am really proud of Claire for pursuing her passion and showing the dedication to create 14 videos.
Now that Claire has started school, she is concerned about getting new content onto her channel. She doesn’t want to keep her fans waiting. But she spends most of her weekday afternoons on homework and doesn’t have much extra time. With what little time is left, she is torn between filming MLP videos for YouTube and watching other people’s MLP videos.
Claire does has footage filmed for six more videos. She waiting for me to edit them and upload them to YouTube. The issue here is that these six videos amount to roughly 40 clips, all mixed up in iMovie. I told Claire I would need to dedicate “half a day” to getting them all straightened out and published. I hope I am exaggerating.