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It was a lovely Saturday afternoon 11 years ago today when MrsBlue and I exchanged our vows in the pocket of urbanized nature that is Central Park. We'll celebrate our anniversary tonight with a quiet dinner at a nearby bistro, where we will reflect on how lucky we are to continue to find our life together to be so enjoyable after all these years.

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31. Re: No subject Apr 28, 2007, 02:43 Rufus
 
Grats!

That beats my record by 10 years!

 
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30. No subject Apr 27, 2007, 22:26 z0dd
 
Congrats to you and Mrs. Blue! May you have many more 11 year anniversaries!

 
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29. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 21:17 Zathrus
 
Congrats to the both of you -- and forget another 11 -- go for 111!

 
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28. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 21:00 The Half Elf
 
Happy Aniversary to you and Mrs. Blue. And here's hoping to 11 more.

 
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27. Mechanical Sculptures Apr 27, 2007, 21:00 Hump
 
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26. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 19:15 Cutter
 
We've always said Mrs. Blue must be a helluva gal if she can stick it out with you, Blue.


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25. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 16:50 Dan =0)
 
Congrats Blue!

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24. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 15:51 mwjunkie
 
My congratulations to you Blue... the wife and I are quickly approaching our 9th anniversary...

have a wonderful night out!

 
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23. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 15:35 Enahs
 
Hooray for Blue.
Being happily married 11 years means you are not a total tard and your penis works well enough.

Good job man! Keep it up, rub some funk on it.

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22. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 15:13 Warhawk
 
Not sure what you used to make the video

I picked up a copy of Sony Vegas Platinum + DVD Architect (?) a year or so ago (got it as a gift, I think, not sure of the version, as I really never use it):

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/products/vegasfamily.asp

Frankly, it does about 300x more than I would ever need or want to try, so figuring out how to do some things is tedious at best....


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21. Happy 11 Apr 27, 2007, 14:50 Kxmode
 
Blue is seeing red this time of year!

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20. No subject Apr 27, 2007, 14:50 strich
 
Grats to you you and the missus. That's a long time for her to put up with you and all of us!

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19. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 14:41 MeatForce
 

I was trying to do that but couldn't figure out how to change the duration for each shot to be shown (except manually, and I wasn't about to go through each one and do it by hand).

Gotcha.

Not sure what you used to make the video, but I know that one way to accomplish that would be to simply drop a folder containing all your images onto QuickTime. As long as they're sorted in the order you want, you'll have your movie.

You could then dump the resulting movie into whatever other apps you have and add stills/sound/effects.



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18. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday! Apr 27, 2007, 14:33 Heather
 
I hope that you and MrsBlue have many more years of bliss.

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17. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 14:13 nin
 
Mine is next Friday and it's movie night, so we already bought tix to see a late afternoon matinee showing of Spiderman 3. I might have to be sick that day, *cough, cough*. Well after lunch, anyways.


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16. No subject Apr 27, 2007, 14:07 Hump
 
Happy Anniversary Stephen. Best of continued luck to both you and the missus.

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15. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 13:54 Warhawk
 
Happy Birthday, T!

Ditto that!

Mine is next Friday and it's movie night, so we already bought tix to see a late afternoon matinee showing of Spiderman 3. I might have to be sick that day, *cough, cough*. Well after lunch, anyways.


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14. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 13:51 Warhawk
 
My only comment would be that it's quite a bit more dynamic and fun to watch when it's sped-up significantly. After I took a look at this version, I scrubbed back-and-forth through the house building section a couple of times, and it's really cool to see the house being built-up at hyper speed.

I like the way you started with a couple of still-frames at the beginning, but you might try a version using all the frames you shot, but making the total duration something more like 25-30 seconds or so.

Yeah, I am going to try to play with it more later, as I was trying to do that but couldn't figure out how to change the duration for each shot to be shown (except manually, and I wasn't about to go through each one and do it by hand). I need to play around with the program some more when this is all done and I still don't have any time.

I may just take what I have now and try to compress it instead of doing the frames individually, if that makes any sense....

Hell, I was just happy to be able to get music to play with the video!


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13. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 13:37 nin
 

Happy Birthday, T!


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12. Re: Happy Anniversary Blue! Apr 27, 2007, 13:35 galewind
 
Okay, question...

Where's the close button with the advertisement with the skillet that keeps chasing my mouse around? That's annoying as heck.

Oh, and happy anniversary, btw -- our 2nd is Monday

 
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