Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Windows Media Player Will Be the Death of Me.....

So today our class started working on our final project, a movie about 2-5 minutes in length.  I've been working on this program for a little over 7 hours now, and guess how much I have done?  A whopping 1 minute and 4 seconds! WEEEHOOOO!  Just had to let that one out.  This is incredibly frustrating work, especially when I have to convert almost every file I import into this program, which takes time, and then getting the audio right, and making sure the video and audio match up, and so on and so on.  I mean, I will be happy when it's done, it's just frustrating because of how time consuming this is, especially when we have lives.  I understand that this is supposed to be an intensive program, but I also need money to eat, sleep and basically live, and it doesn't grow on trees that readily.  But hey, at least we're gaining new skills, right?

Well, I've come along with the video, and honestly, I am awful at planning things before I do them.  I'm a "Jump right into it" kind of guy, and I've found that planning this out has actually made it even more time consuming, because I get an idea of what I want, and then find that there's no way to do that, so I have to come up with something new.  I guess that doesn't say much for my planning skills, but it also doesn't say much for making a project on this that we're not necessarily so passionate about either.  Technology is cool; I love to geek out over little gadgets and gizmos that come out, seeing that the future is practically here.

This, however, is a little much.  This class, I'm realizing now, would be much better suited over a period of (at least) 3 weeks, so there's more time to soak in what we're using.  We've gotten so much lately that I've already forgotten my login info for a couple of sites, but luckily google Chrome has an auto-login feature which works well with my not remembering.  Oh well.  I'm sitting in my room, listening to Apocalyptica, trying to take a mental break, and I will be jumping right back into it.  I wish you all the best of luck with your projects, and wish me luck as well!


  1. I can totally understand what you are going through. I am feeling the same frustration. Keep trudging!

  2. I like to do things the same way, just jump in and then see what happens! But not sure if this is necessarily the best route to take with imovie. I'm sure that your movie will come out terrific! Remember....everyone else is in the same boat and this is also their first time using this software!
    Good luck!