Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Frank Zappa Tribute

This was a bit of a hell. I did a lot of work for this in the last two days. I started on the last bit on Monday at 1. At 8 at night my pencils started giving me a problem. They broke about 6 times in 5 minutes. I wish I was over estimating that number. I would run out to get some ended up taking two hours. The first store didn't have any, someone tried to hit me up for money, and the next store had a really slow check out. Finally my card wouldn't swipe and I had to waste time pulling out another.

The mic gave me hell as well. It was really staticy and I returned it. I found a way to edit it but then it chopped some of my words. I tried to rerecord those sections but there are still a few that are poor. To find a way to edit them took a good chunk of time and so did my poor reading skills. I kept messing up.

I didn't have time to finish the picture and get everything edited in time for the assignment. In fact after 26 hours, because I had to go to class then come home and upload it, I am technically late turning it in. I was tired and slept leave me alone.

The biggest hitch was the program had a hard time with the movie clips. I couldn't use all the film because I could only speed it up so much and only had so much to say. The clips would play black or buffer so I couldn't physically see what I edited and how it looked and sounded together. I ended up doing a few desperate things. One was to just go ahead and save it for publishing and upload it and hope it played right. When I did this for hd I couldn't find the file. So I just went ahead and did it in low quality and uploaded it. I got lucky and no black. Then I had to resave it as hd and upload it. It was still trying to do that as I left for class.

I was a bit extreme when I got there and I hope my class mates don't think I'm too crazy for giggling at the stupidest crap.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sales Pitch

Sales Pitch

I have felt every emotion filming this. I had a ton of fun doing it the actual filming part. I loved looking up pokemon images to use. I also had a fit of nostalgia with the sounds. As for the actual video editing, well that was a bit of a hell. I still want to strangle the thing. I couldn't use the same video editor as before, it wouldn't let me post images over my video. I have no external mic so I couldn't overlay the sound. It was a mess. The carefully selected gifs didn't show up as anything but still frames. The quality is trashed, what happened to my large photos and hd film?!

It took a wile but the error was eventually fixed.

I'm thinking I'm just going to buy a mic and redue this whole film. No time for that now though. It is due today for speech class.

I didn't even meet the time requirements. Can't be helped though. I stayed up till 6am editing this. I need the brake.

I hope you enjoy it wile I go die of embarrassment at the horribleness.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Ok I don't really know if a tornado or anything actually touched down but there is a good bit of damage. Our power went off at 10:40 last night and didn't, according to my stepmother, come back on till 3 this morning. Quite frankly I slept through most of it so if there was any interesting sounds I missed out on them. I also missed out on a night of filming. -sigh- I have a speech that involves making a sales presentation. I have some fun ideas, if I have time to work on them.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Moon Tube!

One of my requirements for speech is to have a youtube channel. Well this technical challenged person felt she was in need of some practice. What better way to get use to being on camera then to crochet? Well I took my current project, all those little african flowers, and made a video.

This was a bit of a struggle. I really didn't know what I was doing and I did not have a good set up. For one I had to have the tripod between my legs for this to work. I also had to sit very awkwardly so 20 minutes into filming my back started to hurt. Enough complaining though. I'm excited to be working on videos. I'm not looking foreword to getting in front of the camera, I've been having some body issues jabbing at my self esteem, but I'll try my best. I need to come up with something for the lighting. That isn't my only problem as well. My computer screen is too high to attach the camera too without having a shelf in the shot. I'll have to move away from my computer and find a spot. I don't know how far the usb cable with stretch so this will be interesting.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Purple Elephants :Flower Total 64

I gave my speech today. I had to give it after class because we ran out of time so a good few people left. I ended up almost double the amount of time I had allotted. I am going to attempt, don't ask me when, to recreate this speech on youtube. Having youtube videos is a requirement for my speech class so I have bought a webcam. I'll just need to learn how to do everything. I'm not computer or internet literate even if I spend all my time online.

Any advice would be lovely.

I just got a lovely gift. There was this purple elephant doll my grandmother made sitting in the sun room. I loved that thing, I made inquires about it wile they where figuring out how to divide everything up since they had to sell the house. Well it was generally agreed that the stuffed animals would go to the great grand children seeing as the grand children had gotten them wile they where little. Someone sent me the elephant anyway. My dad just gave it to me. I'll need to find a way to clean it, there is water damage, and a few other repairs need to me made. The ribbons are literally braking off in my hand as it sits in my lap.

Saturday: I bought a skein of white after my speech, as well as a red and a brown, and started working on adding the last color to all the flowers. By the end of Saturday I had used the whole skein. It was perfect. I had exactly enough white for all the flowers...well except for the 4 that had the wrong number of petals. I'll work on those. Ether way I'm quite pleased with how things are going. I'm hoping to buy a green and a yellow skein to add a bit more variety to my flowers. After that I can start to think about the final construction.

The wool eater is close to being done as well. The brown I mentioned above is for the next section I need to do. It was really hard to pick one as none where the color I needed and I was picky for the pricing. This blanket is to use up scraps and I already invested a bit more then I intended for it. Still I think it is lovely.

Monday, June 3, 2013


The problem with small tipped pins is trying to get the lines to up in contrast without distortion. I'm here to tell you it doesn't need a scanner. I may go through the effort to hunt one down, eventually.