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City of Cayce House of Cats!

THE LATEST...

 

The South Carolina Breakfast Club was in action at Laurens County Airport on September 18, 2016.  Forecasts of low skies the evening before did not deter us! The official count was 43 airplanes - and we got pix or video of each and every one! Thank you to the cooks for a stellar breakfast and to the folks at Laurens for hosting, for parking us, and for providing transport from the faaar ends of the taxiway. Kudos to the Boy Scouts who really put in some hard work setting up, serving, and breaking down. (And if anyone has the recipe for the tomato and pepper hash browns, please post it on the SCBC Facebook page!)

 

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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