Sunday, August 23, 2009

I remember the 8mm home movies we had when I was just a kid. My father had his "moving camera", as it was called then, and used to "film" my brother and I. Watching the 8mm movie of ourselves was not an east task. My father had to hang a big white sheet on the living room wall for our make-shift screen making sure there were no bumps or uneven surface for easy viewing. Then father had to set up the projector and roll out and thread the 8mm film. It took forever to do the set up. Sometimes, right in the middle of the viewing, the "screen" falls down or the film unrolls itself. The 3 to 5 minute films were a joy to watch then. Those were the days. "Moving cameras" have evolved over the years. My first ever moving camera was a Minolta super 8 camcorder in the 1980s. Oh it was magic for me as the film was actually in a compact cartridge. Next, I bought a Sony camcorder that even had a more compact cartridge. In 2004, I think, I bought my latest Sony mini handycam which my kids tell me is absolutely obsolete now.

"Mom" said my wise-old-son, " your camera is still called a camcorder or handycam, small and compact as it is."

"So?!, isn't that what it's supposed to be called" I quipped back.

"Duh?! Mom! Everyone has digicams or digital camcorders. Your handycam is old!"

Hmmp! He's telling me. I still need to get a digital camera for myself. The digital camcorder will have to come later.
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Posted by desperateblogger On 8/23/2009 09:55:00 AM 1 comment

1 comment:

  1. everything is so high-tech nowadays.

    imagine, just ONE iPhone can do things that you only imagined james bond can do. tumatanda na talaga tayo. he he he

    btw, I like the point-of-view way you write your articles.

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