Just a Sunday Afternoon

Here are a few clips I shot around the house yesterday afternoon. I rented a Canon 7D to “test drive” for a few days. Although I decided that I’m not quite ready to upgrade my camera body yet, I sure loved having the ability to shoot video!


    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      The face is on a tree in our backyard. The previous owners had it up, and I told them I liked it so they left it for us. It’s kind of scary in the dark! :)

  1. GawgusThings

    The camera can definitely do beautiful things – love how you were able to focus in and out on different areas. Was the music with the video the music you were playing?

    Emma x

  2. Lynne

    Lovely sunday (and nice to watch it on Monday at work even more). Thank you )
    P.s. You might want to test something like Manfrotto Magig Arm for shooting videos – it makes it look more stable and without any accidental shakes.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks for the tip Lynne! Unfortunately I had to send the camera back to the rental place today, but if I ever get a video-capable camera I will definitely look into that. My tripod was not cutting it!

  3. Mary

    Whoa, I wish you felt comfortable with upgrading your camera–this video is gorgeous! I could watch it all day for inspiration.

  4. Bri

    That video is lovely. If you don’t mind me asking, what website platform do you use? I know the design was customized, but I would really like to find a good web/blog combo. platform.

  5. Leigh

    aww… that vid was lovely… thanks for including it for us to see. i really like your style so i’m a “fan” of your blog. [i also line in NC, the eastern part]

    question: what are the names of the yellow flowers you showed at the beginnig and the adorable “lily-pad-on-a-stem” looking plant? i’m trying to incorporate more plant life into our home…

    thanks! lookin’ forward to more loveliness!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      They yellow flowers are dried “Billy Buttons” (such a weird name!), and the lily pad looking plant is called a Chinese Money Plant. Isn’t it so cool? I really hope I don’t kill it!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks! I edited the clips together in iMovie, and added the graphic at the beginning in Adobe After Effects.

  6. Sarah


    I really dug your video. What program did you use to generate that cute little text and leaf graphic? Did you make them yourself in a video editing program or was that a template from somewhere?

    Thank you!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks Sarah! I drew the branchy things by hand and scanned them in, I added text to them in Adobe Illustrator, and imported the .eps file into Adobe After Effects.

  7. Carrie

    Stopping by from your wonderful Etsy feature!
    Great video!
    …and I love your music choice!!. .but I actually know Avicii’s version! Didn’t know this was the original version!

  8. Denise

    Did you draw your 3D letters where is says “Sunday” or is that a font? I love the look, but can’t find anything as pretty.

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