Saturday, May 30, 2009

Agility practice and more on the Flip!

First of all, I'd like to say that I had the class of my life on Wednesday night! I was feeling very confident and did everything much faster than my usual poke-along speed! People were asking mom what she was doing differently - she made up her mind to run faster and to be more confident herself and to not wait around for me. I guess it worked! Sorry there is no video to prove it all - typical! I even played with mom at the class and that is a big milestone for us!

The other day we practiced doing some 270 jumps (from our class the week before). We put our old camcorder on the tripod and warmed up with some tricks and then tried some sequences.

Then yesterday we set up the Flip camera on the tripod (in the same location as the other camera) and practiced some serpentines and pinwheels. Sorry the one jump in the serpentine is not in the camera view! Also the pinwheel is deeper than it looks on the video and mom didn't step into the pocket - she made me go and find the jump on my own.

We are liking the Flip more and more. It is really easy to operate and to carry around. It makes pretty decent quality videos. The only thing mom didn't like was the software. It is very basic but super simple to use. But she figured out how to get a Flip video into Windows Movie Maker. WMM won't accept a video clip from Flip but if you make a Flip movie, you can then import it into WMM and make a better movie from there. Diana asked if we thought the Flip would do well at a distance - we have seen video of agility trials and herding that turned out good. We are taking it to our next trial in June and we'll see.

Gotta zoom!



Sara said...

Glad you had a good, speedy class this week!

Those were some cool tricks you did. I want to teach Oreo to jump in my arms like you did at the end. Maybe we will work on that one this week.

Dawn said...

I especially liked when you were walking on your Mom's feet! I haven't seen that one before! You are getting very speedy Mr. Ricky!

Bree and Reilly said...

that was some pretty awesome zoomie moves there.....and YES...if mom runs fast then Ricky has to run fast to keep up with her.....makes sense to me :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry nice videos!

But my mom is shaking her head again - and saying something about more things I khan't/won't do!

Tank woo fur sharing!


Diana said...

The flip looks really nice and clear looking. Im excited to see how it does at a trial. Im glad class went well. Diana

Johann The Dog said...

Love your tricks Ricky! I saw you did 'danger', BOL!!! Great little practice, I love backyard practice, looks like you love it too. Did I see your neighbors come and watch you :)

Ludo van Doggy said...

I love your walking on your Mom's feet trick! Too cool! You look really fast and happy.
~lickies, Ludo