Video Round-up: How do you do it?

video roundup 610So what’s been happening in the world of videos? What’s new? Me, I’ve been playing with making easy peasy video diaries on a Nexus 7 tablet Idealo offered me to review. The picture quality is great and recording, uploading and embedding it all from one device makes vlogging even easier than writing a post. I’ve also been putting my Panasonic flipcam through it’s paces while climbing Snowdon for Comic Relief, great picture quality, it is so light and the flip screen makes filming yourself accurately a complete doddle.

One thing I love about doing the video round ups is seeing bloggers develop their own niche and style….

Like me, in her second vlog, Victoria proves that vlogging doesn’t have to be time consuming and can fit into your spare moments.

Vine and Hangouts

Kate Takes 5 has been playing on Vine, Twitter’s app that allows you embed 6 seconds of video into your tweets. Seriously impressed by how much magic she crams into 6 seconds. You might need to click the volume on bottom left of the screen.

Maggy from Red Ted Art has been making a series of Google Plus Hangouts into videos, in which she and other craft bloggers share ideas on a theme. A lovely way to stretch your crafting muscles and your child’s imagination. Emma from Mummy Mummy Mum takes you right inside the play possibilities of Duplo and Helen, Actually Mummy, has some lovely ideas for a sunny day, now we are seeing a few more. This was made in Movie maker, uploaded to You Tube and then, nice tip, royalty free music layered on top in You Tube.

New vloggers on the block

I really want to make some noise for some new vloggers on the block. Emily made her first video, the first in what I think could be a whole series of product reviews using Photo Booth on her Mac and edited in iMovie.  Emma made this moving and positive montage of a year with DDH developmental dysplasia of the hip, on her iPad using IMovie. I am sure it will inspire lots of parents going through spica treatment with their child.

Comic Relief

More new vloggers, Angie has been tirelessly championing Comic Relief and made this video for Team Honk while Kat chose Snowdon as her first ambitious video topic, she had me in stitches. Pippa from Red Rose Mummy and Jenny from The Brick Castle made this video of their jelly bath for Comic Relief. This really is doing something funny for money.


Laura, Tired Mummy of Two has developed a series of videos profiling places her family have visited, great for getting an inside view on attractions, like this one of Nickelodeon Land and Madame Tussards. Another blogger developing her own distinctive style is Charlotte, from The Crumby Mummy I love her silent movieesque visit to White Post Farm in Nottinghamshire.

Over to the kids

I have seen some ace video clips of kids dancing Gangnam Style, like Helen of Stickers and Smiles‘ Stunt Boy. I feel a mash up coming on, maybe next month? Meanwhile, Aly’s kids have developed a new way to pass the time in the supermarket.

As always send me your links for next month or link them up below!

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About Penny Alexander

Once a drama and media teacher, now a freelance writer, education consultant and mum, Penny Alexander blogs and vlogs at Alexander Residence about parenting, creativity and sometimes even parenting creatively. Penny tweets at @Aresidence and can be also be found on facebook, Google + and LinkedIn

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6 Responses to Video Round-up: How do you do it?

  1. Charlotte 13 March 2013 at 19:51 #

    Thanks for the mention! Lookin forward to watching lots of lovely videos! x

  2. maggy, red ted art 13 March 2013 at 21:26 #

    I love the “Now you see it now you don’t video”! Genius. Keen to try out the 6 sec vine challenge!!!!

  3. Emma 13 March 2013 at 21:27 #

    Thanks for the mention Penny. I am now off to check out Vine. x

  4. Helen 13 March 2013 at 21:41 #

    Brilliant – I’m downloading Vine now! Videos on tweets – sheesh!

  5. Al Boxall-Gordon 13 March 2013 at 22:11 #

    Great to see so much going on with video. Lots going on at the Izziwizzi Kids Play Fest with Panasonic giving their video tips to families last week and families gunking themselves in Gelli Baff this week for Comic Relief. Lots of chat and info on the Izziwizzi Kids Facebook page Well done @RedRoseMummy and @TheBrickCastle for your fundraising for comic relief. It’s great to see that together Play Fest has reached a grand total of £540 so far! Well done everyone.


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