Molly had been working towards 50 subscribers ever since she started her YouTube channel. Congrats, Molly! 🎉. Here’s her celebratory video.
Claire’s video edits have, incredibly, multiplied and evolved over the last year+. Avatar may be just about the best show ever, but she just keeps plugging away and adding edits for new shows and now video games on avatar.verse.
Here’s an edit from one of her favorite shows, Natuto. I love the music she picks, too!
And from the beautiful new game, Genshin Impact.
Way to go, Clairey!
Quarantine Bedroom Prep (Time Lapse)
Molly was exposed to the virus at school and tested positive, so we needed to separate her from her sister. Molly immediately volunteered to set up a temporary bedroom in my office. So I pulled out my little office futon and threw some sheets on it. I told Molly to let me know if she needed anything else and went downstairs.
Half an hour later, Molly came down and showed me this video, which she recorded and edited on her iPhone. ☺️.
Notice how Molly calls the futon a “slidable couch.” 😆
Molly plans to do her remote schooling in here too, so she got herself all set up for that as well. All indications are that she’s fully camped in my office and not planning to move out any time soon. 🤦🏻♂️
Claire has started the fascinating new hobby of making video edits with clips from Avatar: The Last Airbender. ☺️ She had seen a few edits on Instagram and decided to do her own!
To get started, Claire asked me if she could buy Video Star for the iPad. At first, I thought this was just a silly little editing app. But she can do amazing things with it! I was stunned to watch Claire just figure out on her own how to make beautiful edits with this app.
Way to go, Clairey!
Making Slime (and Tacos!)
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.
Galveston Time Lapse
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!
And thanks to Gordon Colcotte’s song for being almost custom made for this video.
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.
MLP Popular Ponies, Episode 1: New School, New Life
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.
Molly Takes Some Questions
Molly was in the mood to answer some “tabletop questions”, so we went with it.
Molly covers her inner dialogs, her favorite toys and books, her courageous fight against naps, how she felt about her first day of school, and what she likes about her big sister.