Saturday, August 25, 2007

making a movie

I'm making a project of saving lots of our motorcycle memories on a DVD, compiling photos that highlight the trips we took.  Evidently this is something that uses lots of resources on my computer, because if I work on it for too long at a time, the computer freezes.  I lost my first effort that way, and had to start all over.

Now, I've learned that if I watch my P's and Q's, the computer will save the video for me after the freeze-up and I can start up where I left off when a "freeze" interrupts me.

I never realized that making a video could be such a grueling process!

I'll put captions on top of a picture.  Then I'll decide to remove a previous picture, and lo and behold, the captions are now on the wrong shot!

I'm using various songs as a sound track.  A couple of days ago, I added a Travis Tritt song, "It Was Worth Every Mile".  What a perfect song to accompany our motorcycle memories, right?

But it was protected, so that when I played that portion of my little movie, all I heard was a sound like somebody scratching noises out of a fiddle. 

Anyhow, I'm getting close to having my little movie finished, once again; it's over twenty-five minutes long now, and I haven't added the five-minute video of a ride we took.  Here's hoping I get the job done!


deshelestraci said...

Good luck.  Sounds like a labor of love!

robinngabster said...

If you are using the windows movie maker you can save it along the way.  I have that program and use it all the is grueling.  People pay me to make these movies for them and I dont think they realize the time that goes into it.

When you remove a picture the caption will stay where you placed it. Removing the picture throws off the time line so you either need to scoot the caption to another picture or remove the caption as well.  It is tricky but once you get the hang of it you will have lots of fun and it can be addicting.

I have made one of those movies for all of my daughters bdays, sleep overs, school field trips, goodbyes, holidays, etc...I have never had a problem with music.  I get most of my music from limewire.

Good luck, have fun and always save your work along the way!

randlprysock said...

It is fun to make movies and slide shows.  I love doing that kind of stuff.... and I think we have some Travis Tritt CD's around here.  My hubby is a huge country music fan.  Hugs,

ggjack7 said...

I'm not as advanced as you, I'm just happy when I can get a picture in my journal LOL, but I think we're all addicted to this darn contraption, and we are determined to beat the odds, find the answers, so we can finally say to ourselves WELL DONE LOL have fun, and enjoy the weekend, can't wait to see the finished product. gg/Jackie

helmswondermom said...

I admire you for keeping at it!  I hope it turns out the way you want it.

luvmort said...

Well, I guess it will be better than most of the movies they put out now-a-days!

csandhollow said...

I have been doing the same thing with Brook's Tae Kwon Do.