In getting ready for Wednesday night’s first workshop, I’ve transferred some video to a DVD project for the first time. I have to say that the amount of creativity I have actually had to dig down and find is minimal, because Apple’s iDVD is a gorgeous thing: by the time I actually buy DVDs to burn, I’ll have put together a very simple and very beautiful product without even trying.
However, it has inspired me to get the video presentation for the backers audition started, using Final Cut Express to edit all the Scotland video, plus video footage we shoot during the workshop. This is a pretty exciting tool to be using. I had forgotten how much fun video editing can be, and now with a fast supercomputer to play with, it should be even more fun.
And what I come up with will impress the backers, and we all know that’s the most important thing.
Speaking of which, the Times-Herald ran the article about the First Look in yesterday’s paper, with a huge picture of me and the flowers. Very impressive. Of course, the article was so short that the picture had to be huge to fill the space. Still, it has given the whole project a sense of permanence and validity. I can’t wait to get started on this!