I’ve been tormented nearly my entire adult life…
The Summer between my Sophomore and Junior year of college, I worked for Disney World.
In addition to the daily humiliation of being dressed in polyester lederhosen, I was exposed to the most terrifying force in Orlando, Florida.
I, of course, am referring to the attraction they call “It’s a Small World.” My candy stand was nearby to the exit of that ride, and I had to listen to the song all day.
Combined with the incredible heat and humidity, my wee-little brain turned all mushy and susceptible to evil. Luckily, I never caved in to the horrible voices that echoed in my head.
What’s this have to do with Creative Home Movies?
I’ll tell you.
After nearly 20 years since first being exposed to Disney’s “It’s a Small World”- I bravely picked up my camcorder, and set out to face my demons.
With the help and support of my family, I took a boat ride into the belly of the beast, and I emerged a new man!
You Too, Can Defeat Your Personal Demons.
Grab a camcorder. You may be surprised to see that, through the viewfinder, your child-hood demons don’t seem so intimidating anymore.
-Or maybe they’re completely more ghastly than you ever recalled.
- If that’s the case then try throwing a camcorder at your old tormentor.
That should buy you enough time to make an escape- if you’re lucky.
When my son was a little younger he liked to jump out of hiding spots in the hopes of scaring the ba-geebies out of me.
When he was 7 years old, scaring his dad, or being scared by his dad were awesome moments.
I was fortunate enough to capture a few of these precious times on my camcorder.
Even now, he gets a kick out of seeing how scared he got!
Here’s some tips for getting your own scary adventures on video…
• Use the Night Vision Feature on your camcorder. Many SONY models have infrared built in to them. (I was using a SONY PC101 for this video)
• Buy a third party Infrared video light. Most camcorders will be able to pick up a picture just fine with one.
• Put your camera on a tripod. Keep it in the corner of a room ,where it won’t get tripped on by your unsuspecting offspring.
• Be patient and wait in the dark for the right moment. I waited for my wife to send Ryan to say good night to me. Then I played Hide-and -Seek. It took over 10 minutes of me waiting in the dark before he stumbled into my trap! Mha-ha-ha-ha!
Capturing on camera those cherished times with your family is what it’s all about.