Episode 7 – Momentos: Mexico

We have finally left Mexico and to sum it up in a video just doesn’t do our experiences justice. Regardless, I compiled all 11 weeks of footage into a video that I’m terribly in love with. This is probably my most favorite video to date and I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. Please feel free to share it with your friends and loved ones.

I left a piece of my heart in Mexico and I’m glad I have something visual to remind me of the amazing times we had there.

I really started to get to know myself, my family history, and where I want Mexico to take a place in my future.

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31 Responses to “Episode 7 – Momentos: Mexico”

  1. Katrina July 11, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    I’m only a minute or so in, and I already like the bird in the surf, the picture frames, and the wrestlers. Love it!

    • Katrina July 11, 2011 at 8:29 am #

      Ok, iguana in a fountain = awesome, as does the diving in a cave. Dayum, I must get back to the land of my grandmother!

      • Erica July 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

        @Katrina: When we saw the iguana I thought it was fake at first because it wasn’t moving.

  2. Randy Bullis July 11, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Absolutely love it. Love the iguana in the fountain. Love you guys!

    • Erica July 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

      @Dad: Thanks pops! It has been amazing.

  3. Punkoatl Rasposo July 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I love mexico!! i love rodrigo y gabriela!!!

    • Erica July 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

      @Punkoatl: I love Mexico too! I love rodrigo y gabriela tambien!

  4. Jeff July 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Love these kinds of videos. You will watch it a ton in the future I’m sure!

    • Erica July 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

      @Jeff: While I do love doing our goofy vids, I’m really enjoying dabbling a bit in video like this. 😀

  5. Phil July 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Erica, wow, great video! May I ask what software you are using for editing?

    • Erica July 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

      @Phil: Thank you! I’m so very much in love with it right now. As for software, I *was* using Final Cut Pro but my Mac is pushing 6 years old with only 100 gigs on it and it was unable to render anything due to lack of space (and overheating) so I had to go back to iMovie since it is much kinder on my HD. I wish I could upgrade but another Mac is just not in the stars for a while.

  6. Jessica July 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Me and mom just watched and we think its great! Great camera work and editing, VERY NICE!!!

    • Erica July 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

      @Jess: Thank you girlie! It means the world to me that you guys watched it.

  7. Jaime July 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Oh man I love it. Great job on putting it all together. I think I love it even more because in a few of those I was there with y’all and experienced it as well.

    I miss yall both. Hope Xela is treating yall well!!!

    • Erica July 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

      @Jaime: Thank you! Is it weird to see the familiar places? I’m so incredibly happy with how this came out. I’m hoping that all of ours come out like this in the future!

  8. Dominique July 12, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    Great job with the video. Love the music, editing, everything. I now want a water fountain and an Iguana to sit in it! Look forward to watching more. 🙂

  9. Terri - Try Anything Once July 12, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    Awesome!! Great editing skills! What kind of camera do you use?

  10. Federico July 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Great video with a roundup of all the places you visited! Looking forward to your next “momentos”…

  11. dtravelsround July 13, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    This is a great love letter to your Mexico! I LOVE the iguana in the fountain, the people dancing in the streets, the gorgeous beaches of Tulum. You definitely make me want to experience Mexico. Great job!! <3

  12. Mica July 13, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    I also want to know what you’re using for filming! Excellent editing!!

  13. Raymond @ Man On The Lam July 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Wow! Excellent editing job — you guys are pros!

  14. Bethany July 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    Wow – Great job! I love this one Erica – the light in the caves and the beaches are unbelievable! This will be great for you to look back on for the rest of your life. 🙂

    • Erica July 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

      @Bethany: If I wasn’t freezing to death in the cold cave water I think I would have spent more time looking at the light. Hanging out in cenotes without the sun gets a wee bit chilly. I think when we are done with this trip I’m making a DVD and a book of our writings. 🙂

  15. Poi July 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Wowsus! Tulum and Cenote Azul look like my kinda places!

    • Erica July 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

      @Poi: It definitely was surreal. I wish I had more time in both!

  16. Sonia Marsh/Gutsy Living July 18, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    You captured life through people. Well done. And of course turquoise water and the upbeat music.

    • Erica July 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

      @Sonia: Thank you! I’m definitely testing the waters to see what I like when it comes to the momentos series.

  17. Randy Garcia Sr. July 19, 2011 at 2:30 am #

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Erica July 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

      @Randy: I try! I am so glad you like it! 😀

  18. Calvin Perfilio July 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I love your video guys but you are so right it doesn´t do the subject justice I have been living in mexico for four years and have had the opportunity to visit sixteen different states. And no amount of footage can quite describe the cultural diversity and warmth that you experience in this country. My advice….come visit don´t let the negative publicity hold you back this counrty is overall safer than the states and people are sooo friendly.

  19. Erica July 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    It really is hard to get across “what” Mexico is. I love it there. I wish we could have spent more time but as we only had so much money to get to Argentina, we had to move on. <3

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