¶ 2007-01-23 19:51:00 +0000
This movie was made with iMovie HD on an Apple Mac G5. Total time spent: less than three hours. iMovie has an incredibly easy learning curve. I canʼt wait until I own my very own Apple computer.
I started with the picture selection. Most of them, including the screenshot of my hacked website, I already had on my (now non-hacked) website, so they were easy to procure. The images I had to generate today were the screen capture of my non-hacked website – I donʼt know why I didnʼt have one already – and the screen captures of Facebook and MySpace.
That was a feat of networking skill worth explaining: I logged in to my home computer using Remote Desktop Connection, fired up Shareaza, found a suitable file, and downloaded it. I then transferred it to my server not two feet away (via my home network).
After that, I opened Fugu on the Mac, connected to my home server and copied the file locally. Finally, I dropped it into iTunes, and I then could access it in iMovie. What a party.
The voiceover was recorded here in the lab with an inexpensive USB headset. I found out I canʼt improvise to a computer screen, so I typed out everything I wanted to say, then read it.
Throw it all together, tweak the transitions and volume levels a bit – the music was loud! – and export it. Set up an account on YouTube, verify my email address, give it at least one tag (that was annoying), upload it, wait a few minutes, and here I am.
This was so much fun. I want to make more cheap, cheesy movies.