Things I learned this week (in no particular order):
- There are no decent videos of Guy Smiley from the Muppet Show on the internet, otherwise this video response would have been extremely brutal.
- iMovie 7 is not iMovie HD. Sheesh -- what a massive step backwards.
- If you attempt to install iMovie HD on your MacBook Pro, it won't run if iMovie 7 is installed -- but the installer will delete GarageBand for you and you better know where your install disk for iLife '08 is or pay the price. $14.99 to be exact.
- Syncing video to audio in iMovie 7 is like trying to jump on a rolling skateboard while wearing roller skates and carrying an egg in a teaspoon. Wear a helmet.
- Spell check titling before you render the video, otherwise you wind up with the word "RELEVENT" (sic) vexing you mightily. Ugh.
- There are a LOT of plug-ins for iTunes Visualizer, but only some of them actually deliver performance-quality video. You are best served not to pay for any of them.
- If you only need 180 seconds of video captured, anyone can do that. If you need 5 minutes of video captured, you will likely have to spend some money.
- If you think you can, in mid production, scrap your original idea and then produce a 5-minuted animated short using the soundtrack you already have, you must be drunk. (even if you are dry as a rock) I don't care if you already own the software: you can't do it.
- (unrelated to this video) I am a sucker for woot.com.
Dear Steven Furtick: