Crashes are rare, eh? iMovie just crashed on me. Now, admittedly I'd imported the entire tape, which I am pretty sure is not the best way to go about things. But still. I was trying to import a CD track. But nevertheless, it appears that two things are true:
1. iMovie is, as promised, a doddle to use.
2. I have no particular talent for video editing.
Nevertheless, we now have a short movie of kids doing, well, cute kid things. It only takes me up to just before Christmas, so I'm about to start another one. The next one will cover Christmas, New Year, and Marianne's birthday, and then a third will do the Trip to the Farm. Including, of course, the marvellous section of footage that Steven, long-time still camera user that he is, shot in portrait.
The big project, though, is to refilm using the DV camera all of my father's ciné film from the sixties and seventies. Much of it is very poor quality, and much of what he chose to record for posterity is of little lasting interest. But the film of family members just doing ordinary things is priceless, and I want to be able to ship DVDs all round my family. So we're going to head back up to Lincolnshire with the kit and a tripod, and get my parents to record an audio commentary. I want to do titles for each year with decade-appropriate fonts and dodgy contemporary music.
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