Cards are out. Create a seasons greetings video.

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Gobble, gobble everyone. Hope you're gearing up for a Happy Thanksgiving this year. Hopefully, the weather hasn't caused you too much trouble.

In any case, maybe we can at least give you some helpful pointers on how to capture your special holiday moments. We'll be posting lots of fun ways to capture this season using different devices you may have around the house or others we'll recommend you try using. 

For starters, most of you will probably want to use your mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, Androids, etc) to record your family. For us, the iPhone is the best option since it's small, light weight, has a great camera (if you're on an iPhone 5 or 5s) and offers a plethora of apps for recording. 

One uniquely awesome app is the Cycloramic app. It allows you to capture a 360 degree view of a room - hands free. You simply set the iPhone down on a glass surface, hit the hands free button and watch the magic happen. 

And it appears that they've made it available on Android devices now, too. So everyone can join in the fun.

One way we'd recommend using this is to capture a "Season's Greetings" video. Cards are a tired method of sending your seasons greetings so why not do it with the Cycloramic app? Sit your family in a circle around the phone, hit the record button, and everyone can say a little something as the camera spins around. Or simply set it up in unique and fun places to capture the moments of the holidays as they happen. 

In a later post, we'll talk about some methods to best capture these special moments. In the meantime, check out the Cycloramic app. It's free for a limited time right now (regularly $1.99). 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Dale Goldberg

Yes, you may have noticed Dale's initials, D-R-G. It's actually not a coincidence. When Dale started his career in film, he was only in sixteen but his talents as a storyteller earned him a job as the head of marketing at a martial arts studio - before he'd even graduated high school. Later, when he was a Lead Creative at Apple, his talents for solving problems on set and in the editing room earned him the nickname "Dr. G". Now, he applies those same skills at his own company. Dale has over ten years of experience in video and film production. He holds a degree in Marketing and Advertising from Kennesaw State University and a professional certificate in screenwriting from UCLA. He has written two feature length screenplays, directed three short films, and produced countless commercial projects. He lives in the Greater Atlanta Area with his wife and daughter and is writing his third feature length screenplay.