In to the Lut today upon the request of our techie who wants the server TOTALLY CLEANED OFF -- as he's chucking out anything left, on Monday. So I threw away some things, stored some on the bigger comp in my room (which has been Fiddled-With and now is Not Functioning), burned some things onto a cd. Comp claimed it had no burning software -- gee, what have they been doing to confuse it so? Got in and out in 2 and a half hours. Fearful of hot weather. Summerschool going off to a Mariners game, apparently. I also sucked the children's animation movies back into my camera (after they'd edited on comp), and today stuck 'em all end-to-end beginning with the one Christy made. It had a working title of "When Eyez Go Bad*," and features an eyeball that comes out of a bear head, then behaves threateningly with a sharp pencil before lifting a fist in triumph. Lee made one with a man rolling his head up and down his arms and then being dragged away by a crocodile. Chay and Charlene made an un-edited Canoe Journey, so I threw on wave noises and credit titles. I've been making the kids make animation movies for years and years. Some kids just... get it -- and I can shoo someone like Andrew off to work alone and he'll make a interesting little movie by himself -- which we suck out of the camera to edit on the computer. Things are vastly more interesting with sound. Everything else is gravy. Sometimes things have to get speeded-up to work, which we do with Adobe Premiere. As a rule it's too hard for them, though, so we use the kid-friendly Ulead VideoStudio. I want a re-build of our bigger computer -- I'd like a different videocard, among other things. So.... despite my long talk with L. last night about offing myself, I guess I'm not totally finished yet... just 99.9% finished.
*don't remember actual title -- but it was on a green ground :-)
posted by - 6:20 PM