Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Wed Apr 11 15:02:08 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
April 11, 2007

Hello Cherie-
This is my fault - I apologize. I did not realize the video itself  
was on YouTube until last night. I knew it was on with  
captions, but I had no idea it was on YouTube. James Short is a  
captioning expert who is on our Board. He called me in the middle of  
February to say that now there was a way to create SignWriting  
captions on videos very quickly, with software made or at least  
provided at YouTube... and he could do one for me quickly to show  
me...and actually I was pretty excited to see the video with the  
captions on now in hindsight, this makes sense that YouTube  
was involved with the process of making the captions. James is in  
Japan right now, and will be back in a week or so. I will write to  
him on email today to tell him to take it down...

Meanwhile the captioning of SignWriting on videos can be done a  
slower and more elegant way...with programs like FinalCut Pro on the  
Mac and other video editing software...but it is a slow process and  
expensive too, because the software costs a great deal of money. So  
it is understandable that James was excited about the process going  
so quickly with this new software on YouTube that is free...

Anyway - that is the story...

That is why I said the internet is scary...things happen you don't  

The other day someone from another country contacted me to ask me to  
delete a message they wrote that was posted on the List several years  
ago and they felt it should not have been I had to  
contact technicians to take it down from two archives and it would  
have been easy if the person had not been upset - but we did succeed  
at getting the message wiped off the archives...

Which brings up my question...Maybe I can take Cherie's video down  
myself from YouTube? Can Cherie take it down herself? How does  
YouTube work? I am going to have to learn!

Val ;-)


On Apr 11, 2007, at 3:52 AM, Cherie Wren wrote:

> OK...  how did a video of me signing Little Miss Muffett get up on  
> youtube?  After I watched this one, there was me and a kid signing  
> Humpty Dumpty offered as next choices (I guess thats what they  
> are?)   'Fess up... who did that...
> cherie
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Stuart Thiessen <sw at>
> To: sw-l at
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:42:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [sw-l] How do we take a video of ourselves signing?
> 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: 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 ;-)
> >
> >
> >
> Don't pick lemons.
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