When I'm Not Blogging...

I haven't been blogging much lately. I haven't kept up with my Google Reader lately. (Did you know that when it gets up to 1000 it stops counting?) What's the reason? I got this crazy idea that I wanted to learn video editing. See, there is this video genius I work with, named Eric Blair, that makes it look so easy. He produces movies for us to use in daily morning school announcements and special celebrations.

I admired his work so much that I asked if he thought I could learn to do it. He assured me I could. To make a long story short---a month and a half later and endless lessons and questions Eric endured----I made my first movie. I filmed my principal doing a virtual school tour for our conference presentation. I learned so much. Thanks Eric!

My next challenge was getting it posted on the web so we could embed it in our conference blog. I have since learned about file types and upload limits on the many different sites: youtube, teachertube, googlevideo... I was so frustrated about not being able to get it up for viewing. I put it out on my twitter network to see if anyone else knew what to do and Liz B. Davis shared with me success she had with blip.tv. I gave it a try - and finally....success! The quality isn't the same, but since I can't invite you all over for popcorn and soda to sit and watch it, this will have to do. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Eric said...

Aww shucks Melanie, you're not so bad yourself.

manuelm said...

Melanie, you inspire me. I learn so much from listening and watching you in action --- you mean to tell me you can't do it ALL? Could've fooled me.