Roxy’s Ghetto Mittens – My First Video!

A couple of weeks ago, my son Kelly showed me a Youtube video called Kitten Mittens. It was hilarious! I have wanted to learn how to video edit and after watching it, I recited one of my mantras. “I can do this!”

I took a photo of a gorgeous dog sporting proper little booties and enjoying après ski in Breckenridge last Sunday. I smiled as I visualized my first vlog.

When we arrived back in Boulder, I glanced over at my lazy Bichon Roxy.  I knew her obedience could be bought. “How would you like some biscuits?” She was a natural actress for my first film.

After recording a couple of videos, I sat down at my computer and learned how to cut and splice them. In a few hours, I was a Window’s Live Movie Maker pro! It was really easy to use and I never looked at the instructions. My husband would believe that.

Here is my first attempt at moving making. It was pretty low budget. I should probably keep my day job, blogging, although it doesn’t pay well.

Here is the famous Kitten Mittens. Check out those views! Do you think mine will go viral? I know. Highly doubtful.

Maybe sometime in the future, I will appear in a vlog. I hope you’ll be ready for this Wild Rider!

Have you ever edited a video or created a vlog?

Photo by Susie Lindau

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  1. Very cute! You did a great job, Susie. That window movie maker is so much fun, a little too much…once you start, you can’t stop (as you know) As for vlogs…I’m done doing those for awhile. My last few everyone kept ridiculing my giant shoes in the background!


  2. While I have used the Windows Movie Make, I have not made a vlog. I suspect my cat would not appreciate a video of him attacking the living room chair as much as the rest of the internet.


    1. I would think that you would prefer him not to attack either! LOL! It was a fun process and I am always up for learning something new!
      Thanks for stopping by and watching the silliness SF!


  3. You did a great job on this, Susie! Very cool. Yes, I’ve made a few vlogs and trailers o iMovie. Had lots of meltdowns trying to figure it out, and every time I go to do another one, I have to relearn parts of it. But I have a blast making them and have a Youtube channel – LynnKelleyAuthor. Hey, it’s free advertising! Haha! I have more in the works, but no time to work on them. A couple weeks ago, we got our 9 year old chihuahua to climb over the dog pen for a treat! I’m going to make a sign that says something like, “Will work/climb for a good story” and show him climbing out. I need to film him going to our children’s book for the treat hidden behind it. I’m not sure how it will turn out. And another one is for promoting literacy. I’ll let you know when I get it done. I’m wearing my Funny Bones (skeleton) makeup. I just wish I’d taken drama in high school! And photography. I have no idea what I’m doing, but it’s fun anyway! Can’t wait to see your vlog. And your dog is adorable. Make more with Roxy!


    1. Thanks Lynn! I think that is such a good idea! I didn’t take either of those in school either.
      We do need to advertise…Definitely let me know when you finish your video. I am sure it will go viral.. 🙂


      1. Hi Susie. Last week I was without internet for two days. You inspired me to get back to working on my videos. Well, lo and behold I discovered the special effects window in iMovie and I had a ball with it. I used the x-ray effect! Turned out cool. I did a post with it last Wed. and added your video of Roxy, and a friends first shot using Movie Maker. I’m itching to finish a couple other videos now that I found those special effects! So cool.


  4. Nice job on the vlog!! Love the Roxy ghetto mittens. If I call right now will you send me a second pair, absolutely free, just pay shipping?

    Too cute!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


  5. Roxy is super cute 🙂 I’m glad you took the plunge. I’ve been wanting to try some video making myself (I think it’s still a little ways off), and so it’s encouraging to see someone else’s first attempt. Does Movie Maker have the ability to add a voice over?


    1. Make the video I mean. Not run around on the floor sliding for treats…pretty sure I can do that part if I had to!


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