Saturday Morning Around The World

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you know that the American world fell into a shitstorm this week. Rather than write about the big topic we’re all talking about, I want to invite you to be part of something positive, demonstrating togetherness.

Please help make our Saturday Morning Around The World video. Already people from half a dozen countries and from all over the United States have volunteered to be a part of it.

You can get details here. It really shouldn’t take you more than three minutes on Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. your time, and dang, it would be great to see your face along with all the others. With your help, I’d like to help show that people all around the world, are pretty much the same.

Yes, it’s quaint. And, no, it won’t alter world history. But it will feel good. And it will be cool to show so many great people be a part of it. If you know someone overseas or somewhere in the U.S. that might want to be part of it, please forward this message!

After I get everyone’s clips, I’ll edit it all together and release to you next Friday, October 5.

I can’t wait to see your video! [Here’s the details again.]

iPhone XS

I’m not excited about getting a new iPhone, but then the new XS camera seems amazing. This brief video, shot by “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu with a handheld iPhone XS in very challenging light, is drool-worthy. It totally changes the game.

Flipping The Script

This week, I’d like to flip the script and ask you to help tell a story. I want to tell the story of 9:00 a.m., Saturday morning of people around the United States and around the world.

Anyone, anywhere can do this! If you have a smartphone less than five years old, you’ll produce broadcast quality video. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. A shot with a greeting from you, family, friends, or whoever you like from wherever you are, in whatever language or manner you choose. Don’t forget to say your name, and where you are.

  2. A second shot where you describe where you are and what you’re doing.

  3. A third shot that shows the area around you and what’s going on.

  4. On top of that, any other kind of shot or shots you like. No more than three minutes of video. It can be just people or cars, or boats going around, you holding the camera while you walk through the neighborhood, or you doing what you usually do on a Saturday morning.

Remember: make sure your shots are steady! Tripods are great if you have one. Also, be sure to keep your camera running for three seconds after you finish your shot – we’ll need that space for editing.

When you’re done, I’ve got a dropbox folder for you to upload video to. Email me at mike@fourcher.netso I can send you the settings.

I’ll edit everything and post it within the next week. I know your video is going to be incredible.