I first tried to do the video using the built-in camera on my mac and iMovie. I wasn't able to adjust the mac to get the angles I wanted to show what I wanted. It's fine for the introductions, where I talk to the camera. So I decided to take out my miniDV camcorder and record the rest that way.
I recorded most of what I want but then discovered that I do not have the proper cable to connect the camcorder to the computer. I thought sure I had this the last time I used it but that was a couple of years ago and who knows what might have happened to it? I looked through my neat little clear plastic shoe-like boxes with the proper labels - "camcorder" and "computer", but did not find the right kind of cable. I found many others, of course. Just not that one. So I am off to Best Buy. I want to get this finished, crude or not, so I can send the little guy to Joey.