Hoade and I spent several hours at
the library trying to edit the footage (shot with a digital video camera
we borrowed) we've accumulated over the past few days. The software,
running on a high end Mac (with gigs of free space, just for editing of
video), was fairly easy to use once shown how; the consuming bit came in
waiting for the video stream to be read off the tape. Twice. First time
through the audio tracks were not transfered. Then a significant amount of
time was spent in converting the footage to MPEG and burned onto a video CD—all for naught, because it was a bad copy that didn't
Other than the bad CD, it was a
cool experience and the fact that any student, reguardless of major, can
make their own film is wonderful. Okay, so maybe the resulting
films won't be all that great, but the idea that anyone
can make a film is great.
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