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VIDEO: Library Day in the Life

27 Jan

Library Day in the Life is a bi-annual initiative to document what library professionals really do these days, insitgated by Bobbi Newman. I’ve taken part in previous rounds with normal blog posts but frankly nobody ever really reads them – this time I wanted to do something a bit more interesting and a bit more visual.

So I’ve created a video of one day in my library life – the effort-to-end-product ratio of this is all out of sync as it took fricking ages! But anyway, here it is, I hope people like it.

In case anyone is interested, I used a Logitech webcam, my iPhone, my wife’s fairly ancient digitial camera, and BB Flashback Express screen-recording software to record it – and Windows Movie Maker to edit it all together. Music is by Mint Royale.

A couple of the best bits just would not work in Movie Maker. They play fine on their own, but they froze when I stuck them into the film. No idea why, it’s not done that to me before – so I’m afraid a screen-grab about LIFE-SHARE is gone, and a bit about #buyalib is gone too. I had waaaaaaay too much footage, too… Note to self: no need to film the entire commute. :)

- thewikiman

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  • LibraryInfoNews January 28, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    @theREALwikiman I enjoyed this a lot. Very effective. Helped delay my tax return for another 15 minutes too …

  • theREALwikiman January 28, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    @LibraryInfoNews Ha! The joys of freelancing, eh?

  • Bobbi Newman January 28, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    RT @theREALwikiman: Check out my #libday6 video: http://bit.ly/hstzer It has music! And speeded-up and slowed-down images! And stuff abo …

  • librarianbyday January 28, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    @theREALwikiman that video is seriously awesome!

  • theREALwikiman January 28, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    @librarianbyday Thank you! It was enjoyable to make, if looooong and frustrating. :-) #libday6

  • Ned Potter January 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    @Prospects For anyone interested in a career in librarianship, I made a video of a day in my life as an Info Pro… http://bit.ly/hstzer

  • Ned Potter January 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    @GuardianCareers For anyone interested in a career in librarianship, I made a video of a day in my life as an Info Pro! http://bit.ly/hstzer

  • CILIP January 28, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    RT @theREALwikiman: Check out my #libday6 video: http://bit.ly/hstzer It has music! And speeded-up and slowed-down images! And stuff abo …

  • naldasaid January 28, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    @theREALwikiman I’ll view when I get home k?! Looking forward to it!

  • mojo_girl January 28, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    @theREALwikiman I’ll bit and view it- and if it’s good I’ll even RT;-p lol

  • theREALwikiman January 28, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    @naldasaid yes, watching at home is acceptable behaviour.. ;-)

  • theREALwikiman January 28, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    @mojo_girl omg the pressure!

  • [...] as an end-of-day treat, I watched Ned Potter’s day in the life video, which you should totally watch if you haven’t already. It’s ace, and making me [...]

  • mojo_girl January 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    @theREALwikiman :-D

  • Tiffini Travis January 28, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    So u want 2b a librarian check it out- even if just for the accent:P RT @theREALwikiman: my #libday6 video t http://bit.ly/hstzer

  • Eileen Can January 28, 2011 at 10:11 PM

    RT @theREALwikiman: Check out my #libday6 video: http://bit.ly/hstzer It has music! And speeded-up and slowed-down images! And stuff abo …

  • Jennifer Yellin January 28, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Great vid, and thanks for the online-convert.com recommendation – am finding this really useful!

  • Eileen January 28, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Outstanding

  • Ned Potter January 29, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    my #libday6 video – check it out! http://bit.ly/hstzer

  • Neil Infield January 29, 2011 at 2:26 AM

    VIDEO: Library Day in the Life – http://thewikiman.org/blog/?p=1333

  • Doreva Belfiore January 29, 2011 at 2:58 AM

    My #libday6 ended with my viewing this great video. Nice work! RT @theREALwikiman: my #libday6 video – check it out! http://bit.ly/hstzer

  • gitammas January 29, 2011 at 2:29 AM

    @theREALwikiman The video was great. Life-Share project sounds cool. I kept waiting for you to run into something while you were moving :)

  • Leslie January 29, 2011 at 3:47 AM

    Digitisation, special collections and #buyalib in 1 vid? Awesome! RT @theREALwikiman my #libday6 video – check it out! http://bit.ly/hstzer

  • Heather McCormack January 29, 2011 at 7:10 AM

    Holy tits on toast, there you are! You have skillz, Potter. New Jack hustler. Nice to see and hear you.

  • theREALwikiman January 29, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    @gitammas haha, well those were the takes I’ve allowed people to see… All manner of collisions on the stuff I deleted. ;-)

  • thewikiman January 29, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Eileen, thanks!

    Jennifer, really glad – I find it very helpful. Not least for making this video, as all the vids on my iphone were in a format not compatible with Movie Maker when I started…

  • thewikiman January 29, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    So is that a NY expression, McCormack..?

  • [...] haven’t started reading the posts yet but you have to see this video from Ned Potter. I’m amazed at his editing [...]

  • jugsbunny January 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    great day in the life RT @TopsyRT: VIDEO: Library Day in the Life http://bit.ly/fVmcua

  • Prospects.ac.uk January 31, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    RT @theREALwikiman: any1 interested in librarianship career, I made vid of day in my life as an Info Pro http://bit.ly/hstzer

  • Ned Potter January 31, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    #echolib Echo Chamber escape! @Prospects has very kindly re-Tweeted my Library Day in the Life video! (http://bit.ly/ib3Tyr) :-)

  • Ned Potter January 31, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    RT @Prospects: RT @theREALwikiman: any1 interested in librarianship career, I made vid of day in my life as an Info Pro http://bit.ly/hstzer

  • Ned Potter January 31, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    #echolib Echo Chamber escape! @Prospects has very kindly re-Tweeted my Library Day in the Life video! (http://bit.ly/ib3Tyr) :-) #libday6

  • [...] mention it, and they got in lots of references to the Library Day in the Life Project too (you can see my video contribution to that project, here). Perfection! Since the article was published around 24hrs ago, the Library Routes wiki has been [...]

  • [...] Check out this amazing video Ned Potter created for Round 6 [...]

  • Bobbi Newman July 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    One of my all time fav entries from @theREALwikiman for Library Day in the Life round 6 http://bit.ly/qXGERe #libday7

  • [...] Check out this amazing video Ned Potter created for Round 6 [...]

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