Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What the...? Wednesday

What the...? Wednesday is back in theme week with Brandy2. Today's WT? Wednesday is indeed what the????

Below you will find a video that I decided to use for the theme. Easy enough, no splicing clips, but I wanted a movie because Windows Movie Maker is like a new Christmas present that I like to play with even if it is a couple of days after Christmas. I could have just uploaded this clip and be done with it but noooo I had to be creative. And a procrastinator, let's not forget that one, because as ugly as I claim the word to be, I think there's no getting out of that title today. I should have started this baby last night, instead I was too busy watching Season One, Disc 3 of The Amazing Race, research you know.

So I started creating the video this morning in all the chaos of the morning rush, 'cause I'm just pure genius like that. But the chaos died down and then I dealt with a super slow computer that needs a zillion pictures deleted off, and I have backed up onto an external hard drive but honestly, it's hard to trust a little black box that has a blue box that periodically looks like it's scanning it surroundings.

But maybe I'm just paranoid.

I was working diligently on my video while Cody was stuck dealing with my wild and poopy children, when Windows Movie Maker decides to crash! And I hadn't saved the video so I spent the next 30 minutes trying to send the video clip to another computer (don't ask) and I never got it worked out. But when I opened WMM on my original computer, there was my movie in all its previous splendor. It figures. But at least it was there.

I decided my movie needed music and a better selection than was in WMM sample music. So I wasted spent the next 45 minutes trying to find the song I wanted, download it onto my computer and insert it into my video. Upon music insertion, it crashed again. And again. And again. I'm such a genius that it only took me about 6 times to figure out that this wasn't going to work, but being the eternal optimist that I am, I tried a few more times, just to be sure. I decide the clip was too big and needed to be trimmed. I knew at this point that I had spent far more time than this video deserved but by this point I wasn't going to let a computer get the best of me. After I spent the next 15 minutes unsuccessfully trying to figure out what program could trim a music clip, I admitted defeat. Publish the dog gone video already. So after about 3 hours work, no joke, (how embarrassing after you see this video I think it's best not to share that part) Here's the video.

See I told you so. You better run off and check out the Brandy's posts. They're bound to be better than mine!
I'm Not Your Average Soccer Mom
The Buzz

Oh and before I forget be sure to REALLY check out Brandy at I'm Not Your Average Soccer Mom because she's featured blogger at SITS today! Give her some comment lovin' for me.

I can't believe it's 1:30 already, how will I find time to check all my LOST sites before tonight? I HAVE to check out Totally Lost on!


The Royal Family said...

VERY CUTE! I LOVE LOST!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!

Brandy said...

I'll be able to say I knew her when...

Amy B said...

Can I go ahead and get a signed picture? Really cute.

Angel said...

Denise, you are sooo funny

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

She's so cute! And I love all the background everyone else is just going on about their business while she's standing on the counter ready to perform.

But 3 hours! Have you started your spreadsheet yet? You've got homework to do, missy!

Brandy said...

Denisey-poo, you bad ass, I gotz an award for ya' @ my place.

Jill said...

That Emma definitely has STAR quality written all over her!