This all started when I took a 13 second iPhone shot of his tail to see his reaction when I told him I loved him. I took it in slow motion. I wanted to share it to Facebook and this blog. First my Dropbox from my iPhone to my iMac wouldn't work. Then my iCloud decided it too wouldn't share. My computer is one year too old to use software called Reflector 2 or AirPlay. I sent to YouTube but then I couldn't edit with the music and sound effects I added in. Now I've got over an hour put in to this.
Then I had one of those moments of brilliance that you always wish you'd have sooner. I connected my iPhone to my iMac and opened Screenflow. I then exported to save it as a mp4 and saved to my Movies file on my iMac. I next opened Garageband (and I kept the "OLD" out of date Garageband because you can do so many more things with it than the newer versions except now none of my PHOTOS will show up in it...drat).
I selected the Movie Project in Garageband (you have voice projects, music projects and many other choices). This way I'd be able to drag the dog mp4 into garageband and actually be able to see the movie so I could time the audio and the sound effect tracks I added.
I couldn't shorten the movie (thank goodness I'd trimmed it in Screenflow 5) but I could control fading the music out. I saved my finished masterpiece to iTunes.
I then went back to Screenflow and reopened the now finished mp4 (movie) and added the text that you see. I once again exported to my Movies file.
Now I could come to Weebly, add the HD element and upload what you see above. I have written this blog because it looks like such a simple thing to do. Flim a little video, add a little music (which I've paid for so I'm not infringing on copyrights) and then turn it into a format that you can actually see. So this 13 seconds which in slow motion equaled 37 seconds and much of my afternoon. I'm treating this as one of my numerous on-going educational experiences I must have in order to share those things I find important.
I am a writer who loves photography, videos and teaching about things I know will make your life easier or better.
The Tenth Life -paperback; gift people who've lost their animal family members