Don’t Fence Him In

A little video I shot of Robert one day (the first one in the video, as it happens) inspired me to make this montage. He was in pre-crawling phase where he was dragging himself around the apartment noisily and enthusiastically. As you’ll see in the video, he had a habit of stopping just as he reached a room and peering around the corner before going on. And watch out for the little twirl towards the end.

I had a lot of fun a couple of mornings getting the rest of the shots – he was a little late to his childminder those mornings and I was late-ish for work…but it was worth it!

I love this Bing Crosby recording of Don’t Fence Me In. It comes from an album of Cole Porter songs where the original recordings from the 1940s have been cleaned up.

In case you’re wondering, I put it together using the Movie Maker software that comes bundled with Windows. It’s pretty basic but perfect for quickly throwing something like this together. Unfortunately the digital camera I used to shoot the videos was set to take quite low resolution videos, so it doesn’t blow up to full screen well.

When I uploaded it to YouTube I immediately got an email from them:

Dear eoghan1,

Your video “Don’t Fence Him In“, may have content that is owned or licensed by The Orchard Music, but it’s still available on YouTube! In some cases, ads may appear next to it.

This claim is not penalising your account status. Visit your Copyright Notice page for more details on the policy applied to your video.

Yours sincerely,
– The YouTube Team

The Copyright Notice page further stated:

Your video is still available worldwide. In some cases, ads may appear next to your video. Please note that the video’s status can change, if the policies chosen by the content owners change. Learn more about copyright on YouTube.

This claim does not affect your account status.

I’m not sure whether they have a deal with The Orchard Music already or whether this is more of a preemptive thing in case a problem arises with that label. In any case it seems like a fair approach to me – they publish the video but let me know that the music is copyright protected.