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Messed around with Movie Maker today...

...I think I might be able to make that vid that I want to make! It'll take me a heck of a long time, and I have to figure out how to sync the music, and sketch out my ideas...but yeah...

Movie Maker seems a bit limited in music-editing, so that's a bit worrying...but hopefully I can figure it out.

So, you know, I'll just add that to my huge list of projects that I don't have time for. Seriously, how am I expected to get a job when I have so much to do! :P

Rough list:
1)Finish S6 Rewatch
2)Finish cataloguing S6 clothes.
3)Write fanfic
4)Work on as-of-yet-not-revealed major project (will be revealed on Wednesday).
5)Work on event/knowledge timeline.
6)Make vid
7)Write meta
8)Get a job so that I can afford the internet...and you know, food and shelter and such.
9)Work on as-of-yet-not-revealed craft project (seriously, why did I try to do this craft project the most difficult way possible? It's taking for frickin' ever.)

You know, it's nice that I find all my Supernatural-related projects fulfilling, but sometimes I wish I didn't find them THAT fulfilling...what happened to the days where I could sit around and watch hours of television every night? There used to be a time where I would sleep all day just because I couldn't think of anything else to do...mind you, that got pretty depressing after a while...so, I guess that answers my question. I can't have my cake and eat it too.

At least items 1 and 2 will be done before the end of October....and hopefully item 8 too, because whores will have their trinkets.

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franztastisch
Oct. 3rd, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
Um.. if no. 4 is the whole Original Fiction and sign up to get it by email thing that you mentioned to me once... sign me up? I'm not at home until Friday and I don't want to accidentally overlook your post and therefore miss out. :)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
Haha, it is indeed - I've floated the idea enough times that probably no one will be surprised.

No worries though, although sign-up starts Wednesday, the first chapter won't go out until November (gives me time to finish my rewatches)...so there will be plenty of time for people to find the post and sign up.

That being said - I will add you to the list right now. I believe I already have your email address. :)
franztastisch
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Wayyy! Thanks. :)
ratherastory
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
I desperately want to try my hand at vidding, but Movie Maker so far is apparently a lot more clever than I am. I can get clips in there but I can't edit them or even make them follow each other. *hands*

If you make it work for you, would you mind telling me how? *makes Bambi eyes at you*
hells_half_acre
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
You can splice the clips, and click and drag them so that they follow each other. That's the only part I've really figured out - the music looks like it's a bit more complicated if you want to edit it...so I'm a bit worried about synching things.

Just try it! I just popped in a Supernatural episode and then randomly decided to isolate one scene and splice together all the shots of Dean...and that's how I taught myself those functions. But yeah, I've mostly just used "splice" "start point" and "end point"...and then played with the speed.

ratherastory
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
I think I must suck more than I thought. I'll give it another shot. :)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
It's very easy to get frustrated with software :P It's why I didn't bother putting photoshop on this computer - it always just makes me feel stupid and fills me with rage.
ratherastory
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
*facepalm*

I just realized I'm not even talking about the same software. I have iMovie, not Movie Maker. Sorry for the confusion.
hells_half_acre
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
Haha, well, can't help you there then. :P
metallidean_grl
Oct. 6th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
I think it's so funny that you mention how you used to sit around and watch hours of TV every night and how you had time to sleep in, etc. I find that funny, because I am exactly the same way. Before I got involved in fandom, I used to have all kinds of time, watched TV, watched movies, even went to movies, and now much of my spare time is spent trolling LJ or other fandom sites, or reading fanfics or putting together some posting or graphic to use for my header or some other such project.

I have toyed with idea of vidding, and Macs have a program already built in that I could probably use, but, I don't have any ideas at the moment, and I am afraid that if I do something, then I will be sucked into those kinds of projects, hence gobbling up more of my spare time.

Alas, being a super-fan of Supernatural is indeed a rather time-consuming habit, albeit, a very fulfilling and fun habit, one that I don't intend of diminishing or losing anytime soon. I also have all kinds of projects I would like to do, of course, all SPN related.

It's crazy isn't it? Gosh, I love this show and everything involved with this show. :)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 6th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
It really is bizarre...but I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm MUCH happier devoting all my time to fandom than I ever was when I watched hours of TV.

I'm not sure if I'm going to make a habit out of vidding. I decided to try it once, and since I have so much else on the go, I'm not exactly working very hard at it. I've cut clips out of 3 of the 10 or so episodes that I want to use - and I have 6 minutes of clips for a 3 minute song...so, um, yeah...obviously, still have a lot of work to do.

We'll see how it goes. I may give up :P It's too early to tell.
metallidean_grl
Oct. 7th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
I am much more content with time spent on SPN and fandom. And sometimes I mix the two. Have a TV in my office where my computer is, so many times I will have my shows on in the background and watch, listen to while I am working on various SPN stuff. The best of both worlds.

Can't wait to see your vid. I'm sure it will be great.
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