Thursday, September 14, 2006

My Television Debut

So. The interview was on TV tonight, and I didn't suck, I didn't make stupid faces, trip over my words, slobber and... My hair wasn't sticking up! Bonus! Actually it came out better, albeit shorter, than I expected. I did notice that I'm VERY white, and the shirt I wore makes me look sort of pregnant, not particularly good things, but it wasn't too bad. Terra however, looked absolutely adorable showing off her Team Nova T-shirt.

It was a 2 minute piece, so there wasn't much room for me to screw up ;)Of course, itmay have only been a 2 minute piece because that was all that was left after they edited out all my goofy faces and screw ups!

The piece basically used my story with Nova and Alexis as a centerpiece to talk about CHDs in general, and to promote the Heart Walk. They showed me surfing through Nova's blog, and I'm hoping to get some folks to his blog who saw it on the news tonight. They didn't exactly give the URL, but they showed the page, with the Nova's Heart header, and in the address bar it just said "" so hopefully they'll find it and read some and make some donations :)

There isn't anything about it on their website, but I did tape it, and yes Erin, I'm trying to find a way to either make copies of the tape, or get the blasted thing on the web... any ideas how to get from VHS to the web? I'm a technotard when it comes to things like that. I'm clueless. And with only one vcr, I don't know how I'm even going to make copies!


  1. My only idea would be to point your webcam at the TV while playing the tape...but that would mean you'd have to have a webcam. :-P You can get a pretty decent cheap one with sound at WalMart for about $35. Mine is a Logitech QuickCam. Nothin' fancy, but does the trick. :)

  2. but, then there's still no sound, right?

    lol, I already have a webcam, packed up in the laundry room somewhere, that I can dig out. I've never used it or any other webcam... they don't do sound do they?

  3. I dunno, my father took my tape of the "Path to 9/11" and with some hookup burned it to a DVD. Might Scott be able to rig something like that?

  4. The cheap crappy webcam I have actually does have sound. In fact, the sound is better quality than the picture. I did have a webcam at one point without sound, but maybe most of them do have a microphone...? Here's hoping. :)

  5. perhaps the local library (depending on their budget) or university would have something that could help you do the job. I know the U of A here in town has a media lab where they are incredibly helpful. I don't know how it works when you're not a student, though. then again, you can always call up videographers in the area who own the equipment you need to do the job, and ask them how much they'd charge, and take the best offer.
    good luck :o)