I’ve been quite busy on this project…editing several hours of video. With many a surprising stumbling block. I thought I had it all under control and hit a new stumbling block today: A big section of an otherwise good video was just an orange field. For some reason that section didn’t do like everything around it did. I did work out a way to get what I needed…a workaround. I still don’t know what the problem was. I took some time this week to do videography at a wedding. My first wedding video, actually. I’m looking forward to editing it. I know I got a lot of great material. Today at Filmsters, I watched part of a documentary with Patti White and Lee Anderson. Lee took the time to talk to me a bit about setting up a subject for an interview and made me a little sketch. It’s wonderful how much more meaningful it is to have an actual person show you something, rather than to read it in a book.
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Working on video while on the boat is a little bit tough… especially with all that teak wood out there that needs sanding and that beautiful fall weather. Still, I am keeping my nose to the grindstone just a bit longer at least. I managed to solve the last round of obstacles, or at least find a good work-around. Now I thinking about what sort of editing program to install on the MFA’s newish Macs. Since I’m using Premiere Pro CS5, that seems like a reasonable choice; but it might be a good time for me to think about upgrading to CS6. There is a lot to take into account here and I need to do a bit more research. I’m open to suggestions, however. Reviews of CS6 seem pretty good. There is always the expense to take into account.
I spent about three hours today working at Filmsters. With my laptop set up at the big table, I started sorting through my collection of video files. I discovered that my editing program was freezing and crashing, though it they had run fine on my desktop PC at home. Lee Anderson came to my rescue and we had a fruitful discussion about how programs can get bloated with multiple versions of the rendered files. I was given an avenue to explore and so far it looks like things are looking up. I really would never have thought of the rendered files being the problem. Once Lee made the suggestion I went to Google and found a wealth of discussion about various approaches to dealing with the problem. Good, but not surprising that I’m not the first.