Friday, May 13, 2016

Blender Ate My Homework.

The footage was shot about a month ago.

I'm not in the habit of storyboarding, so trying to tell a story out of the footage I did take was something akin to wrangling kittens.

Plus, my infant son doesn't feel the need to nap as much as he did.

Plus, other things were in need of my attention like various writing assigments

Add to this, a really neat (and at the same time) relatively basic visual effect has been giving me some trouble. And as of this post...still is.

At around the 3:30 mark, the words were supposed to flash on top of the scene, not instead of replace it. It took me hours to create and adjust, following the suggestions and teachings of what I was supposed to do.

After several misfires at rendering and hours of uploading, it still didn't work the way I wanted it to.

A second attempt, it made the whole video smoother, but the effect still didn't work.

Whether I'm missing something  in the whole layering with an effect strip (which was applied and still didn't work), or it's merely an issue of processing speed and the effect never stood a chance simply by virtue of the type of machine I'm using, the end result is a fail.

On top of everything, I chose to publish this particular project on Friday the 13th.

Perhaps I should rethink everything and just take the day off.

Whatever, you probably stopped reading this two sentences in.

Anyway. Video. About records.