Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Il est fini

Well, after several days of intensive video editing, I can proudly say that our wedding reception DVD is finished. Well, not technically finished if you want to pick nits (as I type this, iDVD is compiling the whole project so it can be burned to DVD), but completed, as far as I'm concerned. There are still a few things that could be edited, and might well be edited, in the near future, but I'm very happy with it as it now stands. I must say that my frustration level in making this video was very low, especially compared to projects I used to do in iMovie. The more I learn about Final Cut Express (which basically is Final Cut Pro, minus a couple Hollywood-level options), the more I like it and find myself experimenting, and often being pleased, with the results. There's a slow-motion feature that blends frames together to create an incredibly fluid finished product, and I especially enjoyed employing it during the video portions of Feel Good, Inc. by The Gorillaz.

Oh, and remember the movie I sent back? Turns out I might be watching it...sort of. Today's Netflix selection is The Magnificent Seven, which I found out about an hour ago is a remake of Seven Samurai. Only this one is shorter, in color, in English, and stars Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and Yul Brenner. Impressionnant!


Sarah said...

good job dude. i can't wait to see the finished product. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Simon,
Bring the CD to Lincoln with you this weekend. Dad wanted me to order the Magnificent Seven also as per your recommendation. It's the next one on my Netflix list.

Phil said...

Don't you mean to say that iDVD will be compiling for 18 to 20 minutes, so some of the minor systems might go on and off but it's no big deal, nothing to worry about?

*click, beep*