When I first arrived in California, I was a little uncomfortable because everyone seemed so insane. Unfortunately, this insanity may be somewhat contagious. Here I am, near the top of a 10,000ft mountain, skiing in my best business suit and tie.
The guide/camera person is Leah, who knows the mountain like the back of her hand.
The video was shot using an HTC Evo and transmitted to an Ubuntu computer by converting the Evo into an SSH server and accessing the phone's files via WiFi, from the computer, with SFTP. In the computer, I used WinFF to convert the video from 3GP to AVI, then Pitivi to edit the video. I had never used WinFF or Pitivi before, but found them and installed them very quickly through the Ubuntu Software Center. I learned them both well within minutes. Pitivi gave me some grief in the beginning (it was crashing a lot), but once I got the hang of it, it stopped crashing and I became quite productive. The entire exercise (minus shooting the video) took about 1 hour.
The phone's SSH daemon, Ubuntu, WinFF, and Pitivi are all free and open source software. Uploading the edited video to YouTube was also free, of course. And so was embedding the YouTube video in this page.