Tuesday, December 21, 2010

you're gonna FLIP...

for my birthday, one of the great gifts I got was a FLIP video...

this is my first try...

it's funny...
& it's NOT edited...
I had no clue what I was doing...
I can't spare the time learning it right now...

in addition to Christmas (which is also rick's BD), we're in FULL CHA mode here...
we have projects EVERYWHERE!

but I wanted to try the FLIP & see what it would do...

and since we're friends...
I thought I'd share...
don't make fun of me...
remember...
I'm old...

I ended up with this...

video

was I right? HILARIOUS?

the race...?
it's to get everything done for CHA!

our trip was soooo much fun.
after the holidays I'll try to do a better video with explanations of the process...
or after CHA?

just a quickie report...

we started @ the factory that makes the natural blocks of rubber into rubber that ted uses to make stamps.
it was awesome to see the whole process right from the beginning...

the big roller thing you see in the video is making the natural rubber into usable sheets...

the rubber sheet is laid over those brown boards you see...

then it's slid into the vulcanizer, which is 300 degrees & it's pressed with 50 TONS of pressure for 7 minutes...

so..."hot off the press" really means HOT off the press...

we also got to see how my books are printed...

we had no clue that it is printed 4 times, with each pass thru the machine adding another layer of color...cool!

we got to meet everyone who works for ted to make us art parts, books & stamps.
VERY FUN!!!

if you look closely...
those piles of rubber stamps are...

THE NEW ONES!!!!!

I hope I started your day with a laugh...

NOW...
it's time to...

make art!
wendy

83 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Hey that was a decent video! Especially for your first...I have had my flip for ages and I couldn't make that cute of a video!
TFS! COOOOL!

Primitive Seasons said...

Always the tease......you could have another careet as a producer or cinematographer. This is an exciting new phase of Studio 490---Wendy Movies!!!!!


Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Elaine A said...

Are you sure this is your first time doing a video? I think you are shamming us Mrs. Vecchi!! That was an awesome video. So I am guessing you like the FLIP? I've been thinking about getting one. Let us know if how you like it. AND, can't wait to see more videos from Vecchi Productions!!

Elaine Allen

Chirpin Is Fun said...

awesome first time video! can't wait for the future of vecchi productions! and of course new stamps, too....great job...great present!

and merry christmas and happy new year, just in case i don't get to visit for the next few days...you know family stuff and all!

Mall Rat said...

You did good Wendy ! Those Flips look so cool, I have that on my list :) Tell Rick Happy early bday and I hope you both have a very merry christmas and a safe and healthy new year !! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and creativity all year.

scrappin-scrappin said...

You always make me smile!! Fantastic video especially for the first time!! Looking forward to seeing more!! And sneak peeks of those new stamps of yours!!! I'm sure they are awesome!!

Shirley said...

LOVE the video! Very professional for a first. Yep, made me smile. Merry Christmas Wendy!!

Debby said...

Cool video and great editing!

SusanK said...

Well done, you! So anxious to see the new stamps in my hands and not on some assembly line!

Debby said...

Cool video. Looking forward to getting inky with the new stamps. Thanks for sharing. It would be fun to see what is going on at your house these days!

Marijane said...

That was a great video!! I am a bit behind with technology so I've never heard of a Flip, but that's really cool. Don't start contemplating leaving the stamp world for a life as an "action movie" producer. We need more stamps!

Kathy Eddy said...

My daughter just bought one for her hubby for Christmas. Want to use it at my grandson's wrestling matches instead of lugging the big one. Hope this is the first of many.

Linda Kay said...

Can't believe that was a first try! Xmas isn't even here yet and I can't wait to see what's new at CHA!Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy Birthday to Rick!

Marissa said...

That is great! Very professional looking. I can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing!

Tracy Evans said...

Great video especially considering it was your first try. How wonderful to see your own stamps being made, must be a great BUZZ seeing the whole process especially when they are your designs. Have a lovely Christmas, Tracy Evans x x

Heidi said...

AWESOME!!!! TOTALLY AMAZING! no way! This. Could. Not. Have. Been. Your. First. Time!!??

Great video, love seeing how things are made ;)

SNEAK PEEKS of your rubbah for CHA! WOOT WOOT!

HUGS!
Heidi

scrapworking said...

Nice! Can't wait for the stamp reveal...I'm sure they're awesome! Thanks for the sneak peak into the making of your stamps!

borcherding said...

Wow..your first video? Pretty damn good...music and everything. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent!!! You are a natural. I can't wait to see everything in "real" life-lol.
Gail in Oklahoma
Happy New Year!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

woohoo, a flip! i couldn't put the sound on, but i thought it was a super cool vid, wendy! love it! how exciting to see your products being made. have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

jolande said...

It's a great one....you can be proud on it..
Have a great day Jolande from Holland

Anonymous said...

That was fun--enjoyed it very much!!!

Etta said...

Your video was quite cute! Very "fast paced" just like you life right now! And, in case you wonder...there was no chance of this "older lady" getting more that a glance of your "rubber babes!" Since you have so many deadlines...above, below, to the side and under you...don't forget to take a moment...relax... and "smell the ink!"

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oooo, did I see FLOWERS??

Vicki said...

Wow. That is AWESOME!!!

Nancy Wethington said...

Love this!

Helen said...

Wow! We're expecting great things from you now, Wendy - you have set the bar high!!
Have an amazing Christmas, and Happy Birthday to Rick,too.

Becky said...

Love the video! It's very slick.
Thanks to you (and Ted) for the peek at how our rubbery goodness is made! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

buglady said...

Great job on your first flip video. Looks like you took some time doing all the titles and things. Can't wait to see the new stamp sets. I am sure there are a few I will "have" to have.
Aloha, Kate

Kathy said...

Love the video! Can't wait to see the new stamps.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

cool video!!!

Vic said...

You are so funny! I'd love to hang out with you for a day!

Sandra said...

BRAVO! I found it clever.
Enjoy!
Sandra ltb

Anonymous said...

I loved your video! Can't wait to get my hands on those hot off the press stamps.

Jessica - jessica.musta@comcast.net

Dan said...

Those flips are great, aren't they Wendy! I use mine to make tutorials for my blog - will we be seeing some video tutorials from you in the future? I can't wait! :) I was just thinking "how does Wendy have her flip now, when surely it's still in the back of Santa's sleigh?", and then I noticed it had been your birthday, lol Many happy belated returns :)

Diane said...

I don't even know what a "flip" is...lol...but it sure was a cute video....lots of "rubba"...yum!!!

TheLastOfNine said...

A flip is so much more convenient to carry in your purse. Maybe that will be on my wish list next year.
Gloria H

Liz in MO said...

Wow, that's really, really cool. However, it was a little fast to really get a good look at those stamps. Merry Christmas.

Liz in MO said...

Wow, that's really, really cool. However, it was a little fast to really get a good look at those stamps. Merry Christmas.

SusanK said...

When I first saw the screen the timer/clock thingy is set to all zeros so I thought maybe there wasn't a video. Clicked on the screen and there IS a video! Must be all the Flying Saucer cookies I've been eating - lol! Can't wait for some sneak peaks of your new rubber and maybe new art parts or something more?????

Tona said...

I can't believe that that was your 1st video. You did great!

Wanda H said...

I Love it!!!! Way cool!!! I think you did great for not knowing what you were doing. And too funny... look closely, they are new stamps... huh!!! Like we can really see... I even tried making it big and pausing it... still nothing :-(((

Kim said...

You are a natural with the flip if that is your first video!!! I just got one too about a few weeks ago and I love it!!! Can't wait to see all of the new stuff!!!

mcclar26 said...

WOW WENDY, You really are TALENTED!! For that to be your first video I think you are going to director quality by the time you have time to play more!! WOWZERZ!! (and being old HAHAH I don't think you qualify for that lable YET!!)
I am SO EXCITED to see your NEW STAMPS!! I can't wait in fact!! I thank you for the video and tell RICK HAPPY B-DAY for us!! =) It is my dad's B-Day too, guess there are alot of SPECIAL PEOPLE BORN ON X-MAS DAY!! =)
Thanks again and have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Cottagerca said...

new toys are they not great...smile
ava
cottagerca

michelle said...

Okay that was your first video and did not see any bad shots you know the feet the wall . . . oh I tired to blow it up to see if I could see the new stamps but alas that did not work!

Linda Elbourne said...

Would n't dream of making fun ... Mrs Professional film maker ... need a closer look at those stamps ... pleeeeeeeease don't make me wait another 35 sleeps :0)

Eileen said...

Well, I think you did a great job; better than I would have for sure. And did I spy some flowers on that rubber?
Hahaha....flowers? Some guess, huh?
Eileen in NYC

jan said...

Merry Christmas to you and Happy Birthday to Rick!

Lori said...

That was pretty cool, I'd say! Especially for the first one! Must be the power of the Mac, lol...

Joyce said...

Wow! Can't wait to see the new rubber. Happy Holidays!

Donna said...

A star is born, at least a film maker. Love the addition of music and graphics - very cool!

Wish I was coming to CHA...

Dawn said...

Wendy your movie was GREAT! You did a wonderful job! I cant wait for more. Have a very Merry Christmas
Dawn in SC

JackiB said...

no way - that was done with a FLIP? Seriously???? In any case - it was GREAT!!!! tfs....again....and always. :)

Marilyn L. said...

I thought you did a commendable job with the video, considering you didn't read the directions and just went with the flow! Good job! just think of the possibilities. My head is spinning!

2amscrapper said...

I repeat-played and paused that video several times to catch a glimpse of those new stamps--gotta get me some new glasses!!! Great production number--but please don't leave the world of stamps for a career behind the camera in Hollywood! Can't wait to see what's in store for us in 2011. Have a great holiday and new year, Wendy! Helene

Kristy Hansenwi said...

What a great gift to get a flip camera. Loved the video too. What a fun time you will have adding to your blog and for us to see life in motion! Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.

Nancy said...

What fun!! You are just one diverse woman! :o)

Happy Birthday to Rick ... and Merry Christmas to both of you!

Linda R said...

I thought the video was GREAT! Never heard of "flip" - what is it exactly? looking forward to those stamps WHEN do we get 'em?

Tara C. said...

Bravo for the first video-- sneak peak with a touch of flowers--however I did not see any steampunk and I thought I remember you mentioning that at For Keep Sakes in Dec. So exactly how many stamp sets can we all expect for a new release?? I need to know how much I need to start saving now. LOL Thanks for the sneakie peak!!!

karen said...

Yeah for you Wendy! Was your tour that quick? I can't wait to see the new stamps! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Betty said...

Wow! That was one whirlwind of a video. And I thought we Californians were the only ones running as fast as hamsters on a treadmill. You and Rick are really teasing us with those "peeks" of your new stamps. Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas!

Missusg said...

that is a fantastic video!!!!

KAT said...

I can't believe that's your first attempt - the video is fabulous .... I tried to pause to see the new stamps but NO luck!!!

Happy Holidays!

nicoleqmullen said...

Super video, it made me smile. And such a tantalising glimpse at the new stamps too! It all looks like a very interesting process in making the stamps!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

That was quite the professional video for your first time! And, that's unedited? Very impressive Mrs. Vecchi! Can't wait for more!

octlove said...

what a fabulous video...are u sure that was ur 1st time?!?

I would love to tour that company & play with all that rubber:)

Kim C. said...

Loved the video. I have always been intrigued by how things are made ever since I was a kid. I would have given almost anything to be there to sneak a peek at the new stamps- can't wait.

Lorraine said...

Wow, that video was great! And I loved seeing the rubber and stamps being made. Cool.

Anita said...

Cool video! Have fun with your new toy! Have fun with new crafting goodies! Looking forward to seeing your new stamps.

Anonymous said...

well Im impressed at your FIRST shot! tell me more about the FLIP? and ..let us have more peeks! xo cher

sue said...

That was the cutest vedio. Practice makes perfect. Rick is a Christmas baby, my husband is too.
Tell Rick Merry Birthday and Merry Christmas to you also.

Julie said...

Guess I need to educate myself on that one. Never heard of a FLIP video. Great production!

Donna said...

Great video Wendy~!

Nina W. said...

I thought that was very cool Wendy! And really good for your first try. Happy Holidays!

Daisy said...

Oh the beauty of iMovie, the Flip, your Mac and your imagination. THAT was a most excellent debut production. Can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

Holy smokes! that is your first attempt? Scared of you.

Anonymous said...

Wendy, for some reason, your comment section really does not like me. I have no problem leaving comments for others, but on your blog, it takes me multiple tries, either it doesn't like my password or the mystery word is missing or wrong. And frankly, I'm really not witty enough to warrant all the effort.
Kathryn Harpold

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas Wendy and Rick. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Erin Glee said...

Are you sure Tim "Disney" Holtz didn't help you with this cool video? It is fast, slick and not a first time looking video at all!

Good, now you can do video tutorials for your Fans! Yay!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Becky T. said...

Whew! I just got my computer back and was able to watch your Flip video... LOVE IT! You are an ace with it! :-)

karen said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR WENDY! I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEW PROJECTS FOR 2011 AND TO MAKING ART!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I am TOTALLY embarrassed! I have had my flip over 2 years now and yes, I've made a couple of recordings, but how the heck did you figure out how to put all that extra stuff in your FIRST EVER video?! WOW, color me impressed Mrs. Vecchi!