How do we take a video of ourselves signing?

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Wed Apr 11 02:09:31 UTC 2007

HI Stuart -
I followed your link below and it told me there were no videos with  
that link so I waited awhile and it did not show I have to  
login with a password?

But I still don't know how to actually make the video that one  
uploads? How do you make a video of yourself signing a sign on the  
Mac or PC?

The place to upload is not the problem as much as just making the  
video itself!

Val ;-)


On Apr 10, 2007, at 6:42 PM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:

> One of the best ways to handle video clips would be for a person to  
> set up an account through one of the video online sites (I use  
> YouTube). Once you have an account, you can post video online for  
> people to see. For example, I posted my suggestion to YouTube to  
> give you an idea of what it could be like. If you follow this link,  
> you will see my suggestion on video: 
> v=F5vOW8rE_BE. Most video online sites support tagging, so you can  
> tag it as SignWriting. Then it would be easy to find any clips that  
> discuss SignWriting issues.
> Stuart
> On Apr 10, 2007, at 17:53, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> April 10, 2007
>> Dear SW Listers!
>> The SignWriting List is always free for everyone and it is the  
>> best way to get tech support for your questions. So no matter  
>> what, if you want free tech support, please post your question to  
>> the List and then someone will answer you!
>> It is great if you can post a very short video of you signing one  
>> sign... to show us what you want to write. It is important to see  
>> what we are writing sometimes!
>> There are three issues related to posting videos:
>> 1. They need to be very short, because the List software doesn't  
>> have much memory. So we have to be careful to just post a video of  
>> one sign at a time. If you have a larger video, you can send it to  
>> me privately and then I will post it on our web site temporarily  
>> so we all can go to a link to view it.
>> 2. Be sure you have permission to post a video that is of someone  
>> else...taking the video of yourself would be the best!
>> 3. But how do we video ourselves doing a sign? Some people know  
>> how to do that, but actually I do not...
>> I can take a photo of myself with Photo Booth or iChat AV on the  
>> Macintosh, and I do have a built-in iSight camera, but how do I  
>> video tape myself signing? and does anyone know how to do it on  
>> the PC?
>> So I hope someone can would you suggest videotaping  
>> ourselves signing something?
>> Val ;-)

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