Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I've stepped down a terrible rabbit hole

In an effort to provide higher quality videos in future posts, I attempted to learn (on the fly, of course) how to use iMovie--the film editing software that came preloaded on my iBook.

It is supposed to be simple--and I guess it might be--but I am stymied on how to crop out a few seconds of video here and there to make my finished movie flow better from thing to thing. I just haven't found the time to read the Help file and decipher the descriptions.

And it is a shame because by the time I commit myself back to this, the subject of this particular video will be out-of-date. So . . . if anyone out there knows how to use this program easily, come on over and hold my hand through this thing. In the end it'll result in better quality product on WWYG?! for everyone.


I'm wanted to get this done because I see that so many blogs are transitioning to vlogs these days (video blogs). And you certainly know that I've been relying on lots of video segments to get me through the 365 day challenge. But my videos are fairly uninspired and I am cursed with a desire to match some of the more excellent (and creative) things that I see out there every day.

But I don't want to spend too much time lamenting how much better everyone else's blogs are than mine. Its a tired old song that I've sung too often. I am resolved to just keep throwing my stuff up there and learning skills and refinements a bit at a time. You will just have to be the unwilling guinea pigs of my live experimentation.

I'd beg your pardon, but you are always free to leave and go elsewhere for your daily blogging needs. (But don't, really!)


Becca said...

which version of ilife are you using? i'm more familiar with the older version, but i have the newer version now...just haven't messed with it much. i might be able to answer your questions...

David said...

It's not iLife, just the predetermined set of programs that came with the iBook when I bought it. I think that was back in 2007? Honestly, I don't remember.

Let me check the machine . . .

It says that it is iMovie HD 5.0.2. I don't know if that helps you at all.