Monday, October 15, 2012

Best Picture?

I would like to thank the Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press, my agent, my lawyer, oh, and also my husband and children, without whom this film would not have been possible.

You will never get back the six minutes of your life that you spend watching it.  (I discovered there is a reason most Hollywood movies are not edited by the actors' mothers.)  But whether you watch it or not, you must tell me that you laughed, you cried, it was better than Cats, because I spent an embarrassing amount of time teaching myself how to use iMovie to make this thing.  I normally say that this blog is for myself and my family, regardless of whether anyone else reads it or leaves a comment, but this is an exception.  Further blogging shall be suspended until I have received sufficient accolades.

And to think, I have numerous friends with children Waylon's age who have not embarked on capturing those children learning to walk in the form of a nearly full length feature film.  Seriously, I am somewhat embarrassed by what I have created here, yet happy with it, too.  It is an inspirational tale of perseverance and triumph that I hope reaches those who most need lifting up this week.  (You know who you are.) 
When Life Gets You Down, Get Up Again from Kate on Vimeo.

15 comments:

Beth said...

ADORABLE! BRAVO!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to watch this at home tonight. They don't like us to watch video's from the internet at work.... Plus - this gives me an extra change to COMMENT!!

Tom T.

Anonymous said...

A masterpiece! I love it!!!! Nice job Kate.

Sara

Emily said...

I haven't yet watched the video but wondered if you could give me an over-the-phone tutorial on imovie because I've opened if a few times and it was just way too intimidating.

Emily said...

Do you teach them all to suck their fingers and hold their ears because that is freaky!

Kelly said...

EEEKKKK! I LOVE IT!!! I can't believe he's walking now - these boys are seriously growing up too quickly! Nice work on the movie!!!

Also, did you guys get a new rug in your dining room? Very nice!

Emily said...

Ooh-la-la fancy sped-up part when he's in the crib. Very impressive.

Mindy said...

Juliet says, "Can I watch it again?" Excellent work. When does the sequel, "Run, Waylon, Run" come out?

Ann said...

Having only dabbled in iMovie (and poorly at that), I am VERY impressed with your moviemaking skills. And also kudos on having so much video of Waylon...something I've been terrible about doing with Carolina. I think we have maybe one video of her walking. Oops. Now I'm looking forward to the sequel!

TomT said...

A cinematic masterpiece! I'm calling the academy immediately: Best Short Film! I love the arty touch at the end 'fin', And I'm so impressed that you have this much mama-mojo for child #3!! Love it! A must see for all.

Cindy said...

Very cute.

Cindy said...

too cute

Cindy said...

too cute!

Cindy said...

Sorry about the multiple postings!

Kate said...

Ha! Thanks, Cindy, for the multiple postings. You must be trying to get me back on track faster.

Emily - you're right, freaky, isn't it?

Run, Waylon, Run - I like it! : )