[This is a blog post I wrote for MySpace on 10/30/2007 8:18:00 PM. To see the story behind why this is here and for links to the rest of the posts, check out the main MySpace page here on Anita’s Notebook.]

  Here’s a vid that was started a while ago but then had to be put on the back burner until the last couple weeks. It was made with footage from Kim and Stephen’s wedding which was held this summer.

  This was the first wedding that I’d ever attended and it was definitely fun to be involved with. I wish I could say the same for the video though lol. Oh. My. God. What a technical nightmare. The first 90% of the vid went very smoothly and without any problems…which is usually an omen of something really bad happening in the home stretch.

  So it was no surprise when the program I was using started to stutter and shut itself down over and over. I was thinking ‘Okay, deep breath. I can handle this. Really. All I have to do is make sure to save constantly so that I won’t lose my work when Premiere Pro shuts down.’

  Yeah. Uh-huh. Real clever. Except for one problem: it wouldn’t let me save. No save-y equals no timeline which means no video. Which means all the work I had done up to that point was worthless.

  I spent hours trying out all sorts of schemes to get the fucking thing to save. Save damn you, save! It seemed like the more I tried to make the program run properly the worse it got. At one point it refused to even open the project at all.

  This was a dangerous time for my laptop. My mind was filled with visions of taking a baseball bat and gleefully smashing the computer into tiny pieces. Hahaha take that Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0! (insert maniacal laughing) Okay, well maybe getting the baseball bat out is a little rash. But how far do you think this laptop could fly if I just threw it out the window?

  Luckily I have a supportive and level headed wife who restrains me from doing crazy things. Like putting on a hockey mask and taking a chainsaw to my laptop. Put the chainsaw down darling and let me troubleshoot it on the internet some more.

Okay. If I have to. (lowers chainsaw sulkily)

  In the end patience won out and it wasn’t a project ending problem after all. Hours of combing the internet turned up a working solution and no computer-related violence was necessary. So kudos to Jennifer, without whom this vid would have never been finished and my laptop would have been in a million little pieces lol.


The YouTube page and embed code for this vid can be found here.