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Hey Kid!

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Four years ago now I was sixteen! Crazy! During that time my biggest hobby was programming, I used to do that all the time. Those were the good old days… not really. Looking back I wish I knew a lot of things, that I know now, but there is really one thing in particular!

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I thought this assignment. I thought it would be even cooler to do this one since I am back home, in my own room. I was cleaning my room so you can see an old Winnie the Pooh in the background, it is normally not sitting on my bed.

Anyway as for the creation of the video, I tried to find an interesting background behind me, and I thought the rockets were kind of cool looking so I left that there. I also like how the light comes in from the window on my right, and illuminates half of my face. The main thing that I was trying to do with this video though was to make sure it sounded personally. It wasn’t scripted at all, I really was just trying to sit down and give my younger self some advice.

I found it more difficult than I thought it would be to do this. It had been a really long time since I had recorded myself. In high school I used to make a lot of videos, that reminds me one time in high school health class we were to create an informative project on a topic. The one my friends and I got was on AIDS, I directed a comedic music video about AIDS, in which I rapped. Not one of my better ideas, it was pretty awesome though, and informative…

Anyway though, it really was difficult to create this video. I kept hitting roadblocks, like for example I couldn’t get IMovie to put the title in like I wanted, eventually I uploaded it then watched it on youtube, and saw it had two titles, so I had to redo it. ughhh.

But in the end I do think the video turned out well, and I do think the advice was much needed for the younger version of myself.

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