It’s Saturday, How’s That for a Blog Post Title

I was so sick of everything yesterday, that’s why I was quiet.

I’m sick of: traffic dictating my schedule, my ever buzzing phone, how time goes faster in a big city, how no matter how much time I invest here it’s not enough because I’m physically just one girl and can’t afford an assistant and I don’t like free/intern so I’m on a plateau that is killing me, and post another photo of yourself.

What kicked it over yesterday afternoon was the entitled street kid.  Nope, gave my money to the drooling guy with the broken mind, and your shoes are giving you away Mr. Rosedale.

I can’t watch that bus monitor video that went around the internet this week.  Can’t.  Old people are my cryptonite.  Entitled youth ranks very high on my have-a-short-fuse-for list, too.  Bad combo, that video.

Did you know it was a Canadian (from Toronto) who is behind the fundraising campaign?  Half a million raised since Tuesday.  That’s really amazing, that much that fast.

Fresh flower day. Good deal, eh.

Honda video editing.

Here I am recording the voice over.  Dramatically.

The black thing is my microphone, which creeps into the frame when using the forward-facing camera, which is a problem indeed.

Learned this, interesting.

Vegas held that title for a long time, then Dubai, now, CANADA.

Went to Kensington market. No, really.

That’s Yara playing the piano, you’ve met her before. My oldest girlfriend. Which is what it takes to get me to Kensington market (note: for those not living in Toronto, Kensington is like, hippie HQ).

Strangely, this is where they were playing.

It’s strange because, see the arrow? That’s the only other place in Kensington I’ve been.

Google that exact phrase to see the place, first search result. I’m not linking it up for a reason, and have hidden the text in a photo so the bots can’t find it, oh many I have so many tricks like that to share with you over on Smarten Up, Internet.

More proof Thursday night is the best night of the week.

All right, the end.

Today I polish my Honda post, which is my best video in a while.

Here’s to a great start to your weekend, have a great Saturday!



Oh Hi Hi

Left the city over the weekend.  Doesn’t smell like smog and a burning laptop up there.

Me yesterday. Which was Monday, which means ‘Car Swap Day‘.

I returned the Acura in Markham, then took  a taxi (!) to Mississauga.

Meet my driver, Sanjiwan. Welcome to my blog! We put the world to rights during the 45km trip, and it was awesome.

He taught me that in India, the Honda Civic is called a “City”. Neat, eh.

This week I’m driving an Infiniti G37 Coupe.

Tight steering, a rough ride, this is a sports car. Look for my blur this week :|

Hmmm, what else… I downloaded new apps, to make my photos here on KeriBlog even more beautiful.

Tweeted this.

Been video editing.

I’m adjusting to the new FinalCut X, which is taking forever because it’s so different from my last five years.

It’s like learning how to edit all over again. Ask anyone who edits, “like the new Final Cut”? and bet 9/10 times: UGH no siiiiigh.

See the arrow pointing at the white dots? That’s audio being key framed, which you really need, which I had to watch several tutorial videos to figure out.  Okay okay, </rant>.

Screenshot from editing.

Changed the top of my blog header from wood to grass.

Posted a new profile pic.

A big congratulations to 1188 Films on their

MMVA Sunday night for “Best Post Production”!!

Gotta run, TTY on Twitter.




Things From My Weekend

New gear day!!

Arrived in the mail.  I ordered it in Atlanta, and it was shipped from Atlanta. That is ironic.

Hello mobile studio.

Here I am fixing my ponytail before filming.

Used this to practice on the new Final Cut, which, the more I use the more I dislike it.  I’m not alone; video editors all over are unimpressed.  Too much forcing you to do stuff you don’t want to do.

I made a one-minute video about the story behind my first security advice post, click here.

Then I wandered around an Asian grocery store, and grabbed some photos for

Would you like an eel?

Tried on some wigs.

I’d like a short brown bob wig. I have an angle on one in Toronto. Gotta make it tougher for the stalkers when I return.

Tried out a new iPhone app – Photoshop Express. It’s good, it’s free, and I’ll likely buy I couple upgrades for it (they have a great collection of frames which will make my blog beautiful).

See?! Freemium works.

Day drive.

Night walk.

DigiSo dinner meeting Saturday night.

Flew out Sunday at 6am. It’s the last leg of my “Avoiding Winter 2012 Tour”. Boo.

Hi from Tennessee! This music mecca is really wasted on me, since I don’t listen to music.

See those two bottom left? They saluted me when we passed one another. I like where people’s heads are at here :|

Gotta run and change over my laundry, TTYL.




Do I Ever Love Video Editing

I’ve gotten away with using an ’07 copy of Final Cut Express, until now. Until my new laptop.  I miss it a bit, I was super lightening fast.

I used some of the failed footage from Thursday to figure it out the new software.

Remember when I was pumped about that codec a few weeks back? That was part of this process, which is now done *wipes forehead*.

Here’s a one-minute video I made: What Video Editing Looks Like

How to explain why I love it.… it’s the getting lost in the story, throwing the footage around the timeline, trimming and transitions, now add in some music oh YA now we’re talking!  fist pump your screen!… now you’re conducting with your left hand while your right clicks the crap out of your mouse, 4 hours have passed and you have no cue,  you’re too lost in creating and LOVE IT.

I’m not a fan of the new way of transitions… they’re all too fancy, and it tries to force me to put them on both ends of the clip, dumb.

You can export the video straight to YouTube, slick.  And the new method of importing clips, really slick.

Have a great Monday!  I’ve got a presentation to finish here, more on that soon, and start saving your pennies… Canada is deleting them as you know, and I’ve got a great thing for you to do with them for charity.

Here’s to a good start to your week today, TTY on Twitter,










Failed Footage from Thursday

I’d set out to film the welcome video for my security show, at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Too much went wrong to use any of the footage.  Hello I’m headless.

So many shots like that. I had to use my Flip Camera (RIP Flip), which doesn’t have a screen to see.

I also came out covered in shadows.

This shot’s audio is full of strangers walking by loudly.

This shot accidentally worked out.

What a waste of good curls.

I did though, take some of the footage used it to learn the new FinalCut Pro, which is a big enough deal I decided to give it it’s own post.

Have a great Sunday and long weekend!