My son-in-law Peter celebrated his 50th birthday this past Saturday. It was held at an Irish pub called the Fields in Cambridge, Ma. I am posting this just to describe the process of creating the video. I used my Canon 60D and I had purchased an external mic because the quality of the internal one is not good. I tested it once to find the quality pretty good but when I attached it I forgot the linking step so the audio for the video was non existent. I downloaded appropriate music from Amazon but YouTube is very fussy about copywrite so I needed to change the music to one they had and fortunately is fit pretty well.
Of course I used the pop-up flash for the stills and for the video a new light from Neewer that was ok but I should have added more light or boosted the ISO.
The best part is the processing. For that I used Adobe Premiere Pro which is the best I have ever used. The learning curve is not bad and I know someone who is using it at a TV station for editing so it is professional grade. I give the final product a B. What do you think?