Welcome to our latest short video ‘Pauatahanui Inlet’.  It is an experiment as it has been created in our new Screenflow software. If you can’t see the video click here.

This estuary is a short drive from where we live and the walk is a popular one that has been strengthened and rebuilt over the past few years.

If you can’t say Pauatahanui Inlet try this Pauatahanui.

Give it a try.

Pauatahanui Inlet'
The tide is out and the area is alive with tiny frogs and beetles

How are we getting on with our video studies?

The reason we stress practising video editing but do not go into detail is because every software had differences. The approach and the execution within each package has enough differences to make detailed tuition a challenge.

Here’s an example of video editing differences

When you edit in iMovie you insert transitions such as a cross dissolve between clips. You can extend the timing of a transition without touching the clips directly. In Screenflow clips are overlapped. To select a transition you right click to select one of the many choices. If you move a clip you change the length of the transition, and it has a knock on effect on the rest of your movie.

There are a series of effects I am learning that you will see over the coming months as I work on our ‘Smartphone Movies for the Terrified’ course. I will be able to Zoom, add dynamic Lower Thirds and flip and switch between vide clips! WooHoo Wait until you see the next video.

  • Right now I am working through a course from Udemy which is giving me a lot of insights and if I get stuck I just rewind. Don’t you just love a video course.
Pauatahanui Inlet'

Our lesson to share here?

We are all lifelong learners. No matter how expert we are in some areas we still have much we can do to build our blog readership, or show off a special event.

We hope you enjoyed our New Zealand video. Now what are you going to make your next video about for your blog or rescue?

Marjorie Dawson
The Dash Kitten Crew

Dash Kitten Owner Marjorie Dawson

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  1. Rachel Sheppard

    July 7, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Love the videos! What an awesome way to share content and share your travels as well. New Zealand looks like a beautiful countryside!


  2. Brian Frum

    July 2, 2018 at 12:25 am

    That was a very nice tour, I could have fun on that wood looking walkway!


  3. Sweet Purrfections

    June 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    I continue to be impressed with the knowledge you are gaining about videos. Once I get through with my rebranding, I want to work on incorporating more videos on our blog. I enjoyed your video.


  4. MaggieLovesOrbit

    June 18, 2018 at 7:45 am

    So beautiful. One day we’d love to visit your part of the planet.


  5. Sandy Kubillus

    June 17, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I loved the video and the music – so inspiring. I need to learn a lot more about making videos, but I just haven’t had the time. I look forward to the new videos you plan to create.


  6. Jana Rade

    June 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    What a breathtaking place. I’d be worried about all the exotic insects and critters one might encounter and I don’t have to worry about here at home.


  7. Cathy Armato

    June 17, 2018 at 11:23 am

    What a beautiful video, great job! How nice to have such a lovely place to walk and enjoy nature. I’ve been getting into creating GIFs lately, I love them! I take longer videos and clip out short pieces that I think would look good as a GIF. I’ve found that my Tweets w/ GIFs in them get more views.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


  8. Irene McHugh

    June 17, 2018 at 10:36 am

    New Zealand is absolutely gorgeous! And I’m assuming that you shot this footage recently, so it’s even your winter. I can only imagine how Pauatahanui Inlet must pop in the spring! In terms of our next short movie, you have once again poked me…ever so gently and kindly…but a good prod nonetheless:) We’ll be heading out to Catalina State Park for their popular Canyon Loop hike next week. I’m going on the record as stating I will be filming. I may see if I can coax the GoPro onto Bernie. He’s not a fan of harnesses, but we’ll see. I don’t know if I’ll have time to edit next week, but if I shoot anything that looks even remotely good, I’ll be all, “Ohhhh…movie time. Distraction. Wheee!!!” Oh, you know how I’ll rationalize changing up my weekly time blocks for blogging? If the movie is snazzy enough, I’ll add it to my homepage when I update that, which is one of my summer tasks. Thank you once again for the inspiration needed to just go give something a go!


  9. Robin

    June 17, 2018 at 10:14 am

    What a beautiful place to visit! You have some gorgeous scenery where you live. It is amazing that you made that whole video on your phone. I hope to get out to some of the beautiful places around here this summer. Maybe I’ll try creating a video too – inspired by yours! 🙂


  10. Debbie Bailey

    June 17, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Pauatahanui Inlet looks like a great place to explore! Loved the video walk-through. My dogs would love it there. I bet there are lots of great smells and the water looks gorgeous too!


  11. Holly

    June 17, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Great post, I love the recommendations on video classes. Very helpful for me.


  12. Julia Williams

    June 16, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    That was a great video. Looks like a lovely place to commune with nature. Nice music too.


  13. Beth

    June 16, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    It is a lovely video! I knew that New Zealand was beautiful, and I enjoyed seeing this little snippet.


  14. Tenacious Little Terrier

    June 16, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Would you recommend the course? I need to put together a video for Mr. N’s trick titles at some point. It’s the only way to get him certified!


  15. Jeanna

    June 16, 2018 at 10:56 am

    An excellently made video! I haven’t really used iMovie for some time and when I went back to it it seemed much more difficult which I chalk up to not using it for years. I think using the right smartphone for shooting is brilliant for shake and convenience alone. I guess I’m looking for a reason to get back into it but have found still videos more intriguing at the moment. I actually went to take a video on my newish camera the other day and had no idea how to get it into video mode. I made sure I learned how to after that but stil…


  16. Dorothy "FiveSibesMom"

    June 16, 2018 at 10:51 am

    I loved your New Zealand video! It’s a place I’d always love to see…maybe one day, but in the meantime, I really enjoyed being an armchair traveler!


  17. Hindy Pearson

    June 16, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Wow it seems I actually pronounced it fairly correctly!! The video is stunning, you’re so lucky to live near a place of such natural beauty. My husband absolutely loves New Zealand, and I know he’d love to go back. Who knows this may go on my bucket list.


  18. Ruth Epstein

    June 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I am so so jealous of your videos that I am planning to get hold of a friend of mine to help me understand my camera as I am still struggling LOL. Your video was amazing and I so love walking in places like that because they are so peaceful, relaxing and wonderful to be outdoors.


  19. da tabbies o trout towne

    June 14, 2018 at 5:09 am

    guyz…..how kewl iz thiz !!!!!!! we loved thiz moovee N manee thanx ta mum for sharin sum spotz we will never get ta see….de inlet iz awesum….we all wayz N joyz her videe ohz; herz doin a grate job makin em two !!! N it lookz like whatz we call cat tailz in de ruzhez 🙂 insert hearts


  20. Lisa

    June 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    That is a really lovely video! Thank you so much for sharing and taking us with you! Would love to live in a similar surrounding!


  21. Thats a lovely spot! I was amazed to see that you have oak trees there too! Were they native or imported??


  22. Erin the Cat princess

    June 13, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    What an excellent way to learn, and no better way to share either than by such a wonderful video. Great work there and look forwards to the next videos
    Toodle pips and purrs


  23. Lone Star Cats

    June 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    My momma are learnin iMovie for her business – she’s gettin better all da time and maybe she’ll even make me some movies!


  24. mommakatandherbearcat

    June 13, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Your hard work and practice shows! I love how stable the picture is – I know that’s not easy. I really like your book about videos because even the biggest video dummy (ME!!!) can understand it. And I’ll wager that reading the book saved me lot of mistakes – and I haven’t even tried editing yet.


  25. Brian Frum

    June 13, 2018 at 9:30 am

    That was fun and thanks for taking us along!


  26. Margie

    June 13, 2018 at 8:23 am

    GReat video. Lots of fun to see all that. Well done. You all have a great day.


    • Dash Kitten

      June 13, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Sharing where you live is a special mission for us. Thank you.


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