Thanks to VF for the coverage ... you did a great job for what you had to work with.
I'm tuning into VF tomorrow for video clips and photos. There were tons of viewers on the site this evening, which cause reception problems. However, the recorded footage and snapshots should be clear as a bell, once they are up.
Thee cheers for the awesome effort of Visions Fantastic!
To Boldly Go Where No MiceChatter Has Gone Before!
For those of you wondering, it was a logitech webcam VELCRO'd to a ballcap hooked up via USB to my toshiba tablet. I reached the internet thanks to a Motorola Razr "Phone as Modem" connection through the Sprint network. Yes, the video was choppy. MUCH choppier than when we tested the thing. I appreciate that Ustream.tv is free, and well, you get what you pay for. We couldn't attach the webcam to anything remotely stable as there was nothing close enough to make it work.
I wish I had a backup battery for the laptop, or that we'd been able to plug into the outlet that was literally 4 feet from us, but some Buena Vista worker stopped us (for the record, our Disneyland 'escorts' had no problem with us plugging in). Them's the breaks.
Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp never turned around to face us at all, so all that video would have been was their backsides (to some, that would have been just fine, I know).
Maybe next time I'll be able to find a free or cheap webcam streaming host. Now that we have this experience under our belts, I'd really like to try again someday...
Thanks for all the well wishers and support. It was nice reading through all the posts here.
oh, and yes, we had a real digital camera shooting the whole time. I'll do my best to get an edited version of this on the site ASAP... I'm working on a photo update now.