June 27th, 2004

Roman

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Learning stuff. I often have to walk away for a while. In this case, several months. The last time I tried to create a DVD of half of the play I recorded I was unsuccessful. I couldn't figure out what was going on, why it didn't work. I went to the Pinnacle Studios website and asked questions in one of the forums. Didn't get an answer. Finally, quite a while later, I figured out why it wasn't "rendering", but I still was unable to burn a disc. So I walked away again for a while. The other day I put together a smaller project and burned it successfully, so I knew I was taking the right steps. Then today I went at the play again and got act one on DVD. I am in the process of rendering act two, after which I will burn that to DVD and that should be that.

The sad thing is that the quality is so poor. Lighting in a theater, of course, tends not to be the best, and I was using an analog video camera. Fortunately, the sound was hooked to a microphone near the stage, so that part is pretty decent.

I do get discouraged easily and don't want to go back for quite a while. I am glad I do go back, most of the time, when I can. Sometimes there is a time factor and I lose the window and I walk away forever. Or I try some program, it doesn't work, I try another, something easier, and live with that.
Roman

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Farenheit 9/11. Worth seeing. No exaggeration, no distortion. I believe I have read of everything in that film in more than one place, with plenty of documentation. Moore did his usual trick of tracking someone down and running after him...actually, several someones, congressmen, asking them to get their children to enlist. It wasn't a big part of the film, though, and in fact we saw very little of Moore this time.

I am trying to put Bush together and again the word that seems to fit best is psychopath.
Roman

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Success with the video of Raindrop Waltz. I have four copies of both act 1 and act 2. I have written to the playwright to ask for his address so I can send him one, and I'll send a copy to the playhouse as well. Two, actually. Then I think I will not feel quite so guilty. I have learned from this one, as from the others. Only, it makes me feel...makes me want to create more movies. Now I want a digital camcorder too...well, that's going to have to wait.
Roman

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My house is a friggin' mess but some parts are better than they were. Unfortunately, the couches have junk on them, hardly any room to sit. That I should fix.