Vermicomposting – An Overview

[UPDATE: Unfortunately (or fortunately lol) this video is no longer available]

Ok – as promised, here is a video I recently made (I know it’s been awhile). It’s actually intended as a bit of shameless self-promotion for the site (haha), but I think it provides a reasonable ‘big picture’ overview of vermicomposting – especially useful for someone completely new to the field.

I uploaded this video to YouTube, but was disappointed with the distortion, so I tried Viddler – definitely with better results, but still not nearly as sharp as the original. As our regular readers will know by now, I am definitely no video-making ninja – but hey, it’s the content that counts right?

I apologize for making YET another video with super-cheesy music! It’s a long story! I’ll leave it at that for now! (will actually be writing about how I made the video in my next newsletter, for those who might be interested).

Just so you know, I also have some more normal videos planned, featuring some of the topics I’ve written about – in more detail and with me narrating (ok, keep your ‘boos’ under control please! haha). Hoping to get some of those completed in the next couple of weeks!

Stay tuned!

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    • vermiman
    • February 4, 2009

    Cool video!!
    What software(s) do you use to render the slideshow?

    • Bentley
    • February 4, 2009

    Thanks V,
    I used something called ‘Animoto’, which is a pretty nifty system. As mentioned, I will be writing more about it in the next newsletter (feel free to email me directly if you are not on the list).


    • Stan Peterson
    • February 24, 2009

    Hi Bentley,
    Congrats on getting your video together. Easier said than done hey? Some of us have yet to go so far. I create music using computers along with real instruments.
    Does the application you used, limit you to a selection of music clips (as does Facebook), or is one able to select a sound clip from anywhere? I harbor frustration concerning packages that allow one to do anything, providing it’s with their material.

    The sound clip you used certainly has impact, but knowing nothing about your creative environment and material, I balk at offering any criticism.

    I know it can be a nightmare getting video to sync with events in the music. It can also be challenging to create music to suite timed cues in a video. Hats off to you for getting it done.


    Stan Peterson.

    • Bentley
    • February 24, 2009

    Thanks Stan,
    What’s cool (and a bit scary) about this program is that it literally does EVERYTHING for you. All you do is add your photos and your captions, then select your music (it can be yours, or a clip from their library) and then press a button. They do everything else. You can actually remix it over and over again until you get a version you like. Trust me I did this many times – haha. This isn’t exactly how I wanted it, but certainly close enough that I was happy to leave it as is.

    • Karen Stockton
    • March 1, 2009

    I LOVE IT!
    It is very simple, easy to understand and allows the future worm composter (human kind) to think they too, can do this!
    I hope to share this video with friends and future composters, especially my 4th grade students. We already compost in the class with red worms.
    The students just love it!


    • Bentley
    • March 3, 2009

    Thanks, Karen – I appreciate the kind words!

    • Susan Bolman
    • August 29, 2009

    Great vid Bentley! My only suggestion would be next time (yeah, right), show photos of an apple core or the top of a carrot and potato peels, rather than a chopped up fresh apple etc. Folks might think you have to buy food for your worms.

    Of course, when they come to your great web site, they’ll learn to do it the right way. 🙂

    • frank lehmann
    • November 19, 2012

    Hey! I’d love to watch your video, as i really like your blog, but the music. the MUSIC! i just can’t stand it.

    • Bentley
    • November 19, 2012

    LoL – no worries, Frank. I get that a lot (about this video). What’s always puzzled me, though, is why people don’t just mute it! haha
    The text and images tell the full story.

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