Do you enjoy looking at traditional Japanese gardens?
On the way back from IKEA to buy a bookcase for my room, I took these photos from the window of the JR Keiyo Line as it sped its way towards Tokyo back from Chiba. These were all taken near the Kasai Rinkai Koen area which is one station down from Tokyo Disneyland at Maihama.
You can see the camera info if you click on the menu over the photo. Could you guess what camera I took these with?
Do you have beautiful sunsets in your part of the world? Where do you like to go to most to see the view when the sun goes down?
Recently, I have been looking at a way I can show more of photos of Japan as videos for those people who follow me on YouTube. I found a service by Animoto that allows you to automatically create videos and add music tracks that have been copyright cleared in their collection.
The results are probably not as good as if you spent a few hours manually organizing frame transitions and synchronizing music, but I think for an automated system it gives a fair level of quality.
The music is by Mysti Mayhem and the song is called Dance.
Here is a clip of Mysti Mayhem promoting here music to a local record company. I like the way she just rocks right up to the front desk and asks for exactly 3.5 minutes of your time, and then sings her song in the foyer. Sometimes you have to be bold.
I would like to spend some time putting together some manual videos as well. With the automated system I could probably show people more of Japan rather than waiting until I have a spare moment to manual edit something.
Let me know what you think of the video? Do you like the format of the pictures. Should I try to include a few small video clips (5 second scenes) inside the video? What sort of music is best? I would like to find some Japanese music that is copyright authorized to be used in videos. Does anyone know any good Sites.
What’s your favorite from 2009?