Yesterday, I filmed, gathered audio, and took pictures from all over Moose Jaw. My favourite location was the SBOIC, and my favourite guest was Saunder. I am making this project, What is Habitat? Owls and Urbanization, as a teaching support for Bill Ferriter’s grade 6 science classes. So when I awoke to rain yesterday, I had to make it work. I frooze one digital camera, learned a plastic baggie trick for my new Flip camera, and backed up my audio every step of the way. My sister came along, drank Tim’s, offered much needed advice, and once into production, these words of sister support, “You need to know your keyboard short cuts you freak!”
I took a lot of stills, a lot of video, because, apparently, “we are picture happy.” Last night I successfully upgraded my VoiceThread account to an educator account, I tried out the tool JayCut, but when I realised that it took about 40 years to upload one image, I quit this tool and went back to Movie Maker.
My audio was terrible, both on the mp3 and the video… then I booted up my daughter’s laptop and tried listening to my audio there… Cori‘s speakers are toast, fun at 11:00 p.m.
Then, I tried to upload my video from my Flip camera into Movie Maker. I kept getting an error message. I tried many different ways to make this work. I emailed Dean, and he shot back a reply at midnight.
So, this is where I am today. 41 items of video to upload into Movie Maker, cross your fingers (I was up all night figuring how to make this work without that footage).
Oh, and I’m still chilled from the rain.. so if you’re in the Jaw today, stop by, French Vanilla, extra large, but I’m not complaining ’cause during the shooting, I got to hold a dead mouse!