I have a video. In retrospect it isn’t all that much. About a minute of my dog romping in the back yard.
I got it off the video camera, reformatted it to the correct size. HD Video used to be a special thing, but now… even a cheap phone will do better video than we used to get back in the square box days of TV.
Not too long ago, and yeah, get off my lawn.
I grabbed a picture of my dog, and my neighbor’s dog Ellie.
Both were a lead-in. I have done this sort of thing before, professionally. I may be a bit rusty, but editing video is something I have done since the mid 1990s both professionally and as a hobby.
I have taken video that I have shot, as well as video created from broadcast sources, and I even made a giant Powerpoint project that I converted to video. Yeah, you know the one that runs behind the stage to annoy, er advertise companies at a street party? I did that.
I managed to get the short video, three transitions, four titles, a comment frame, and more, put together and in the right format for the web.
Time to log into youtube. Oops. Where’s that password?
Wait, the washer was beeping. It needs to go on another spin cycle anyway.
Back to … where was I?
Postman arrived… I can ignore that for a little bit. Let me tweak the titles again, I’m not too happy how things show up in motion. I’m getting a blur.
Time to render the video again. Crash.
Windows is demanding a reboot, I can postpone that.
Bring the project back up again. I think I need to find a better piece of software to do that task, I’m running something from 2003 still. At least it’s not like writing a novel in an extinct word processor and on DOS.
More distractions, this time the fifth recruiter in the last hour. Sure, you’re from New Jersey. Right, and I’m living on the Moon…
Ahh, render is done, now back to that old youtube account I have… Ramblingmoose. What was that password again?
Fail. No such luck. Should have written that thing on the bottom of a Post-it and stuck it on my desk somewhere. It’s not in the emergency file either.
Oh well. Time to drop back five and kick. Write about the experience, curse at Google with my best might, and put up the original video of Rack licking peanut butter out of the Kong.
Wow, that was only a month after I got him? Long time ago…