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The South Carolina Breakfast Club was in action at Aiken Airport on January 7, 2018.  Severe clear and a million BUT 15 degrees outside?? Of course, we'll fly to Aiken! It was the first Breakfast Club of the year and the folks at Aiken did it in grand style! 11 airplanes made the trip and Scott Crosby did a superb job leading us - including belt presentation, ball signing, and "the announcing of the winning ticket" in proper dramatic style. Gerald's daughters, Janet and Becky, were there as well as his next door hangar buddy, Ronnie. This is the first time in my memory that the breakfast was at the FBO and we were thankful for the warm, the food, and being with our SCBC family.

 

Introduction...

While it is called "City of Cayce House of Cats", it is mainly a repository for the many videos I've been privileged to make over the years.
Click on one of the links below. The range of subject matter is broad - from birth ("Katelyn's Christmas 2009") to death ("Mary Rucker's Funeral").
I was inspired to do these when a co-worker put together a goodbye video for someone who was leaving DOR. She used Microsoft's Movie Maker. It was brilliant!
My first video, also using Movie Maker, was a submission to Workman Publishing's 365-Cats-a-Day calendar for 2005. It is the only one using that software.
Until the advent of Windows 7 and a video card upgrade earlier this year, all my videos were made using Photo Story 3 as a base.  It is a free download from Microsoft and is a little easier to use than Movie Maker. 

Time marches on; however, and that video card upgrade forced a change to PS3.  All slide-show components of these videos (since Spring, 2016) are now generated thru Photo DVD Slideshow from Anvsoft.  Not freeware, but the price is nominal given that it performs just like PS3.

The slideshow portion of the videos is generated as HD Video (mp4) files and are imported to Nero for setting up the menu and to generate the final video.  Additional video can also be included - such as from a digital camera or drone footage - or honest-to-goodness video tape - as I did for a birthday present ("Cameron Blake Marlow").  
If you like what you see here and would like to have a video done, please contact me and we'll see what can be arranged.

 

Contact Me!

City of Cayce House of Cats
1914 Memorial Drive
Cayce, SC 29033-1519


Phone: (803) 603-3385

E-mail: valerie@caycehouseofcats.com

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