Monday, March 22, 2010

a camping we will go

If you are a close family friend, or have ever been over to my parents' house for dinner, OR have ever dated me, then you have probably seen (or been forced to see) many Sessions family videos. More than you ever wanted to see.

Some highlights may include, but are not limited to:

"Ali skinning and gutting a deer"
"Sessions family in the bathtub with blue soap beards"
"Uncoordinated Ali doing ballet in the school talent show" (first and last time)
"Ali milking goats or chasing pigs"
"Fat high school Ali returning home after being a Congressional Page in D.C." (steady diet of cafeteria food=20 lbs)

If you haven't seen any of these, I am sorry. You are really missing out.

All I can say is that family video torture must run deep through my veins. Because I have yet ANOTHER video I've worked up for your viewing pleasure.

Making my dad proud, I'm sure!

This is from a recent camping trip. Loved every minute.
(Please watch in really is soooo much better.)

Camping in San Clemente from ali degraff on Vimeo.


jayniemoon said...

Lovely movie.

I was waiting to see Lucy skinning a deer. Next time.

ali said...

sorry jayne. we don't rough it quite like we used to.

you might have seen something more like lucy skinning her breakfast burrito at the local restaurant joint. we are the lazy camping variety.

Amy said...

Are you trying to make me cry!!! We miss hanging out with you guys! That video rocks.

Jay and Gwen Sessions said...

Your video just is NOT in the highest (or lowest) tradition of the fam. No jerking, fading, bluring, or non-edited scenes. What are family videos without all that? They need to be boring repeditive and guarinteed to put folks to sleep. You need to keep working on our fine legacy of home videos.

Lori said...

That was so fun to watch! Chase made us watch it (and your other videos) several times...and then made me commit to camping, bowling, etc. :) I loved them...great job! Esp. with the music!

bBchronicles said...

That's about the CUTEST thing I've seen in awhile! I love the way you've put this together - love the music. Write me an email and tell me are you using a DSLR video - great clarity!? ? ? (Facebook me!)
BTW: I think your dad is just jealous!!!!!!!!! haha!

merideth said...

ali lets go camping!!... with kelly too. wouldn't that be fun??

love the video. so awesome.

heidi said...

Loved the movie, makes me wish we were there!

Lori said...

Your video was beautiful!
What kind of video camera and program do you use to make these?
I'm looking at purchasing a new one and my e-mails to professionals have gone unanswered. Would love any advice you can give me so I can start making fun home movies like this! :)

Jen Giorgis said...

Oh my gosh...seriously the cutest thing ever. I loved every minute of it!!! You have inspired me to be better at taking more videos. I am terrible at it. Great job Ali!!!

Wendy Ferguson said...

i must pack my things and get my family together and we must go camping at the beach. we must do it now. now i tell you!

Marie said...

Oh, camping. I'm feeling a bit of jealousy creeping on. Your videos are all so fun and entertaining. Is it really that much better in HD? I'm too lazy to wait for my computer to catch up, so I watch it with HD off, and I still love it. You amaze me once again Ali. And, I know you are going to get all those tasks on your list checked off and they will all be amazing as well. Keep the videos coming!

Sara Jane said...

Have i ever told you how cute you and your family are?

annie said...

so cute, Ali! MarkII for the video? looks amazing? What program did you use to edit it? I love it!