Fifty-Nine Funky Sunglasses (Video)

First you read about and saw photographs of them all; Now see the video about all the sunglasses I have for sale. 

Did you watch till the end? Did I look good or did I look good in those funky sunnies?

That took me 1 hour to script, 2 hours to shoot, 3 days to create – in all my spare spare-time!

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I Got a GlideCam for Vlogging!

How many of you may know that I create videos for my own YouTube channel?

I wanted to be a day-vlogger, but parenting and real world activities make that nearly impossible. Sometimes I upload two videos a week, but it’s more like once a month. As of today I am adding each of my vlogs as individual posts to this blog – and back-dating them to make the timeline work.

Here is my most recent video of me doing a ‘mail-opening‘ of my new GlideCam.

I shot the footage two days prior, then spent waaaay too long putting in a lot of sounds and visual effects. This is video 1 of 3, unboxing and building. Video 2 will be balancing, Video 3 will be testing on Kangaroo Island beaches!

Thanks to this video by Matti Haapoja, I discovered GlideCams. I’ve now discovered they are quite difficult to stabilize, but can already see the benefits.

 

Yes, so it’s a tad messy in places. I see each of my videos as a learning curve in some aspect of vlogging. The plus-side of this one? Each of the ‘subscribe, notify and like’ graphics buttons were created during the post-production, then chose an (in)appropriate sound, then saved them individually, then inserted at correct moments. Now I have each available to simply insert into future videos. High fives all ’round!

How I Wash Windows

Part 1A: Who How Who is Mow&Wash ?

  1. Watch the video,
  2. Read the transcript below video,
  3. Employ Stephen to wash windows.

Part 1B : Many of you would know me as Stephen Mitchell from Mow&Wash (also known as “Mitchell’s Window Washing”).

Previously I also did lawn mowing, gardening and related activities. I don’t do them so much anymore, other than for the few legacy clients that I have.

Now you’ll find me in Kingscote and Brownlow and maybe a few other locations around Kangaroo Island, washing windows, cleaning sills and frames, other related activities.

Part 2: Cleaning Windows

When you’re getting you windows washed, you’ve got one of two options:

  • The easy option is to go for the cheapest bidder. (That’s the (bad-)easy option)
  • The better option is to choose the guy that doesn’t waste your water, cleans his job, cleans the fly-screens, puts in some passion, and really enjoys his work. That’s the (good-)easier, better and much preferred option.

So what are you going to do today? Are you going to pick a guy (or girl) whose just doing it because it’s an easy dollar? Or are you going to choose somebody who actually puts in the effort to clean your windows, and to make sure ALL your windows, fly-screens, your sills, doorstep, jambs, EVERYTHING is as clean as can be – using the appropriate method? What is going to be your choice?

Unfortunately you can’t see (my face in the video), and that’s OK. At least you are seeing the work, effort, and persistence that I put in to ensure that your windows are clean. Your fly-screens are clean, and everything is clean. Doors, the lot/locks, all clean, inside and out.

Thank you for listening.

Part 3: Cleaned Windows

I just cleaned this window, inside and out, from corner to corner, and I am going to do more. So that’s that.

So now you need to watch out for me doing more window washing of more windows around this villa. Yes, I am at Villas on the Bay, 5-star accommodation for anyone coming to stay on Kangaroo Island.

I will show you more of my window-washing in a second…

Part 4: Extra Job

See these windows (at 1 Dauncey Street, Kingscote) … Cleaning them for free, for nothing, because they are pretty disgusting as you can see, and I am going to take a bit of effort to make them shine again!

So yeah, I’ve gotten started, the (door-) windows are done. It’s not perfect, I know that. But it’s clean. As you can see I have done the first window (of many small panes). Again, it’s not perfect, but compared with what it was – it’s cleaner. Yes, I have not done these ones (along the top row), about to do them.

Yep, so I finally finished cleaning the windows of the old photography store, the old ‘TheIslander (Newspaper)’ it used to be at some point. Yep, so all the windows are done … for free. I didn’t have to do it, I chose to because, just for aesthetics, and to give a better look to the city* of Kingscote.

Part 5: BE HAPPY … STAY STRONG … LIVE SMART

Part 6: Hey Walter!
  • Ok, it’s not a city. At the 2011 census, Kingscote had a population of 1,763. I live in a Village.

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