I present to you the SECOND MUSIC VIDEO. Right after I finished making it yesterday, I managed to erase it completely from iMovie while trying to export it. I was about to slit my wrists when Gordon reminded me of my new back-up hard-drive and Time Machine software! I managed to retrieve a copy and all is again right with the world. I'll never hit "export" again without making a copy of the movie first!
When I was a kid, I had a Super 8 movie camera (I am no spring chicken) and I adored making movies, but among other things there was no sound on my camera, and film was not cheap. I had a film splicer for creating more exciting edits,which is to say I didn't do much editing. It was all very labourious and of course you had to drag out the movie projector to watch your efforts on screen. And the lightbulb for the projector was expensive and always burning out. And who can forget the noxious smell of melting film that got stuck and stopped moving in the projector? "Turn off the light! Turn off the light before the movie catches fire!!"
Once I made a movie with my friend that involved a melted green plastic bedpan (my Dad had a medical supply business; I don't recall how the bedpan melted; perhaps some patient had really hot urine?) and my mother acting out the part of "Greenfoot", a giant monster covered in a flowery green bedspread. She came around the corner and attacked my friend, as directed. No children or bedpans were hurt in the making of that film.
For high school art class, I once made a cool stop-action plasticine-figure movie which sadly I don't have, because the teacher kept it. (Bastard!) I remember almost melting the plasticine with my mother's movie spotlights. I still love plasticine.
If I had had this video camera and iMovie when I was little, I would definitely have advanced beyond dialogue written on cards and filmed. Not to mention melted bedpans. Oh well, better late than never! Frank Capra I ain't.
Speaking of bedpans, who would make a plastic one? How would you ever get the odour out? This was clearly a 1970s idea that someone wisely thought better of!
And Sock Monkey is off to rehab this week!
PS: Is there a way to make the video appear in a larger box/window? The original video isn't that small. I am totally ignorant about this stuff!