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Family Videos

 

Links to family videos / events. The table below has three columns, the first provides a description of the video, the second provides a link to a low resolution video clip that can be played online and the third has a links to the files so they can be downloaded.

Clicking the link in the second column will open a web page with Windows Media player embedded in the middle. Depending on your browser, the clip will either start to play or you will need to click the play button. The online clip is low resolution to keep the file size to a minimum, but even so, you may find it doesn't play smoothly if the connection is not that quick. If this is the case, I suggest selecting one of the options to download the file and then play it from you computer.

Clicking one of the links in the right hand column will bring up a box that, depending on your browser and your settings, should give you the options to either “open” or “save to disk.” You should select “save to disk” in order to save the file so you can play it again and again without having to download. Selecting to “open” the file will just open in a new window using your default media player for .mpg files.

There are two options for downloading, the first is to a medium resolution .WMV file that should download fairly quickly. The second is to a full resolution .MPG file that will take a long time to downlaod as they are big files! The file size has been included on the link so you can see how big the file is that you are going to download

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Description

Link to play

Link to download

COVID-19 Haircut Revenge

William getting his own back as it's his turn to cut my hair

Covid Haircut Revenge (Length 00:02:56)

Covid Haircut Revenge (28Mb .WMV file download)

Covid Haircut Revenge (134Mb .MP4 file download)

COVID-19 forces me to cut William's hair

A video of me trying to cut William's hair using a beard trimmer

Covid Haircut (Length 00:07:31)

Covid Haircut (64Mb .WMV file download)

Covid Haircut (343Mb .MP4 file download)

William's 11th Birthday

A video from William's birthday

William Happy Birthday (Length 00:01:01)

William Happy Birthday (11.8Mb .WMV file download)

William Happy Birthday (6.2Mb .MOV file download)

William's 9th Birthday

A couple of videos from William's birthday

William With Presents (Length 00:00:17)

William Happy Birthday Song (Length 00:02:16)

William With Presents (3.6Mb .WMV file download)

William With Presents (177.5Mb .MP4 file download)

William With Presents (26.5Mb .WMV file download)

William With Presents (232.0Mb .MP4 file download)

William Playing Baseball April 2014

4 videos taken on my new 3D camera ... unfortunately the camera only lets you see in 2D as you record and I was unaware that the right lens was obscured by the chain fence. These videos have been cropped into 2D and are really not the best quality at all!

William Baseball 01 (Length 00:02:07)

William Baseball 02 (Length 00:01:16)

William Baseball 03 (Length 00:01:47)

William Baseball 04 (Length 00:03:19)

William Baseball 01 (24.7Mb .WMV file download)

William Baseball 01 (44.0Mb .M2TS file download)

William Baseball 02 (15.0Mb .WMV file download)

William Baseball 02 (21.7Mb .M2TS file download)

William Baseball 03 (20.9Mb .WMV file download)

William Baseball 03 (39.8Mb .M2TS file download)

William Baseball 04 (38.6Mb .WMV file download)

William Baseball 04 (71.5Mb .M2TS file download)

William “Playing” With Toy

A great video that falls into the William's going to be embarrased when I play this to his girlfriend category. (0 minutes 43 seconds long; October 2010)

William Toy (Length 00:00:43)

William Toy (8.5Mb .WMV file download)

William Toy (23.7Mb .MP4 file download)

William Ice Skating

A short video taken by someone else of William Ice Skating at Walnut Creek on Ice. (0 minutes 54 seconds long; October 2010)

Ice Skating (Length 00:00:54)

Ice Skating (6.8Mb .WMV file download)

Ice Skating (44.8Mb .MPG file download)

William and Yoda Christmas 2011

A quick video of William opening Yoda, a 2011 Christmas present. (1 minutes 07 seconds long; October 2010)

William Yoda (Length 00:04:57)

William Yoda (8.5Mb .WMV file download)

William Yoda (55.2Mb .MPG file download)

Billy Goats Gruff School Play

William's first performance in a school play. (4 minutes 57 seconds long; October 2010)

Billy Goats Gruff (Length 00:04:57)

Billy Goats Gruff (37.5Mb .WMV file download)

Billy Goats Gruff (232.0Mb .MPG file download)

William Playing Soccer

Some mobile phone videos of William playing soccer. I rather like the bloke in the background trying to score a basket in video 3.

William Soccer 1 (Length 00:01:29)
William Soccer 2 (Length 00:01:09)
William Soccer 3 (Length 00:00:41)

William Soccer 1 (18.3Mb .WMV file download)
William Soccer 2 (14.3Mb .WMV file download)
William Soccer 3 (8.5Mb .WMV file download)

William On His Bike

After much screaming and stomping around, William has learnt to ride his bike. Here's a very short video of his success. (23 seconds long; October 2010)

William On Bike (Length 00:00:23)

William On Bike (3.0Mb .WMV file download)

William On Bike (18.6Mb .MPG file download)

William At The Drinking Fountain in the Park

We were out at a local park in Walnut Creek. Scooter had been running around and decided he needed a drink, only the water fountain turned out to be rather exhuberant. Rather than help, I figured it far more practicle to pull out my mobile and video his efforts (1 minute 14 seconds long; July 2010).

William at Drinking Fountain (Length 00:01:14)

William at Drinking Fountain (15.2Mb .WMV file download)

William At The Gym

Karen signed William up for gym sessions and took the camera along to video his activities. I have to say, I'm really jealous and want to have a go on the “spinny round thing” that William plays with in the middle of these clips (where his feet start flapping around in mid air). I also wouldn't mind a go on the trapeze, but I guess someone has to go to work to pay for it. (4 Minutes 52 seconds long; April 2008)

William at the Gym (Length 00:04:52)

William at the Gym (18.1Mb .WMV file download)

William at the Gym (220.1Mb .MPG file download)

William Riding His Scooter

Karen taking a walk along Ocean Beach front whilst William rides his scooter (1 Minute 07 seconds long; March 2008)

William Scooter (Length 00:01:07)

William Scooter (4.2Mb .WMV file download)

William Scooter (50.1Mb .MPG file download)

William's Second Birthday

The big day! William's second birthday. I think I was supposed to video the happy event, but after being with a bunch of two year olds for a couple of hours I wasn't really seeing the happy side of things. I did think about breaking this clip up into the birthday song happy bit and then doing another to the theme tune of “The Great Escape.” In the end I've left it altogether. And, if I say so myself, I'm rather pleased as to how well my narration has come out - even though I'm going to be sleeping on the couch for a while. (5 Minutes 01 seconds long; October 2007)

William's Birthday Party (Length 00:05:01)

William's Birthday Party (18.7Mb .WMV file download)

William's Birthday Party (226.5Mb .MPG file download)

William opening his birthday presents

Poor old daddy had to be in the office early and Karen insisted on giving William his presents in the morning, so I missed out on this. You will notice a couple of things:

  • First, Karen goes to the trouble of setting the video camera up on the tripod and then sits with her back to it
  • Second, The cameo by the cat - not the one at the beginning, the second one that comes in, flicks his tail, moons the camera and walks off through the kitchen
  • Third, which present did Karen forget to bring up and video? Yep, the one from her parents. No turkey for her at Christmas!

Amazing what you pick up on when you're doing the editing and have to watch each clip about 100 times. (3 minutes 50 seconds long; October 2007)

William opens his birthday presents (Length 00:03:50)

William opens his birthday presents (14.3Mb .WMV file download)

William opens his birthday presents (173.4Mb .MPG file download)

William Eats Sand

William on his first trip to the beach with his mother decides he has a liking for sand. We've always said he'll eat anything. (25 seconds long; February 2007)

William eats sand (Length: 00:00:25)

William eats sand (1.6Mb .WMV file download)

William eats sand (19.6Mb .MPG file download)

William Plays With Kes

William with a feather duster playing with Kes (30 seconds long; February 2007)

William playing with Kes (Length 00:00:30)

William playing with Kes (1.9Mb .WMV file download)

William playing with Kes (23.0Mb .MPG file download)

William Slideshow Year 1

Pictures of William from his first year put together in an animated slideshow (8 minutes 02 seconds long; December 2005)

William Slideshow Year 1 (Length 00:08:02)

William Slideshow Year 1 (29.1Mb .WMV file download)

William Slideshow Year 1 (359.8Mb .MPG file download)

William Slideshow Year 1 (Alternative)

Different music and more humorous animated slideshow of William's first year (3 minutes 22 seconds long; December 2005)

Alternative William Slideshow Year 1 (Length 00:03:22)

Alternative William Slideshow Year 1 (12.5Mb .WMV file download)

Alternative William Slideshow Year 1 (150.2Mb .MPG file download)

Morphing Slideshow of William's First Year

Extensive use of special effects to have animate a slideshow of William's first year including the morphing of three dimensional shapes. (7 minutes 45 seconds long; December 2005)

Morphing William Slideshow Year 1 (Length 00:07:45)

Morphing William Slideshow Year 1 (28.8Mb .WMV file download)

Morphing William Slideshow Year 1 (349.8Mb .MPG file download)

Video Clips from William's First Year

Video clips from William's first year put together with an interesting introduction. (6 minutes 59 seconds long; December 2005)

William Video Clips Year 1 (Length 00:06:59)

William Video Clips Year 1 (25.8Mb .WMV file download)

William Video Clips Year 1 (314.8Mb .MPG file download)

Wedding

Video of our wedding that doubles up as a practical joke on the unsuspecting best man. That said, this was taken with a borrowed video camera and the video is really bad consisting mainly of shots of peoples legs. If you can put up with the bad video and poor editing (I can't re-edit as don't have the source files), the conversation and ongoing joke is quite funny. Big warning on the file size here and apologies for the bad language at the beginning of the car journey. (27 minutes 45 seconds long; November 2003)

Wedding (Length 00:27:45) Note - this is the 132.7Mb version as I only have one WMV file.

Wedding (132.7Mb .WMV file download)

Wedding (1.6Gb .MPG file download)