How do we take a video of ourselves signing?

Adam Frost icemandeaf at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 11 02:59:59 UTC 2007

I will have to try it out on my computer, but I am sure that I will be able to find it out really easy. I just have never tried it before. (I am forwarning that it will probably be a quick and dirty was as that is usually what I get when I play with thing. :-P). 



-----Original Message-----
From: "Valerie Sutton" <signwriting at MAC.COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 19:54:19 
To:sw-l at
Subject: Re: [sw-l] How do we take a video of ourselves signing?

Hello Stuart!
That was really great! Great to see you face to face and that was a  
long video (from a data perspective for storage I mean) but they let  
you post it free? Wonderful service and yes...why not use YouTube...

But we have to learn how to take the videos of ourselves first! That  
will happen more and more I am sure...

If anyone has info on how to take videos of yourself on the PC,  
please tell us...

Thanks once again -

Val ;-)


On Apr 10, 2007, at 7:43 PM, Stuart Thiessen wrote:

> It is ready now.
> Stuart
> On Apr 10, 2007, at 21:09, Valerie Sutton wrote:
>> 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: 
>>> watch?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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