Posted by blk1 on 5th September 2007
Yesterday, as I lived on my couch giving into my head cold that should be exiting today, I brought all my technology from my study to my living room and moved from one toy to the next by walking from one station on the couch to the other created by the window. I worked on 3 pieces during the day in between naps and movies. I finished an Ibook for my buddy Dana, a gift of photo memories for her daughter and new grandaughter.
I have been trying to get used to the new version of Imovie before I have to teach it in October for my inservice course coming up at Monroe Woodbury for middle and high school teachers. I think it will be a great improvement from Imovie 06 once I get used to it, but at the moment, I am glad to have a session at the Apple store to support my learning and lessen the frustration.
I have been feeling my own guilt at leaving my ABC movie project with Kevin on the back burner. Last night, just before I shut everything down for the night, I thought about how I could create title pages with Apple’s Keynote and then grab them and save them as jpgs. I tried to use the Sketch software I recently got from my buddies at Comic Life, but I didn’t get how to create jpgs with it. I’m sure I’m just missing something easy, but I opted for a process I’ve used before. I sent the pages as photos first to Flickr and then I realized that wasn’t necessary, I could just upload them from the desktop to Jumpcut and they took the covers easily. So now I want to play a bit more with the title page for each of the new movie combinations I create. What fun when you make that eureka breakthrough.
I am still hooked on jigzone.com . I’m not a computer gamer, but as a kid I was totally hooked on books and jigsaw puzzles. I love play with jigzone competing with the clock established by the site. I usually beat the average. The fastest completion is absurd.
So what will today hold on my learning curve? Here goes…