Thursday, May 24, 2007

Spielberg. Scorsese. Fisch?

I don't use words like "surreal" very often, but it's the only one I can think of that applies. I was contacted a couple of months ago by Mountainfilm, which puts on a film festival over Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. They wanted to enter Did You Know/Shift Happens into the festival and show it along with the other "movies." I pointed out that it was a PowerPoint, but they still wanted to show it so I said sure.

Well, it didn't quite go as planned. First issue was the music, of course, but they said they had access to other music we could substitute. Then we were trying to finish the XPLANE version for them that I blogged about previously, but that was just too tight of a deadline. Then they needed it in dv format, so I recreated it in iMovie (without the music), exported it to DV tape, and sent it to them via UPS. It looked okay on my end, but apparently the text doesn't fit on the screen. At this point, it looks like it won't be shown at all, so I guess my career as a director was short-lived. Good thing I kept my day job. Then again, I just received an email from the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. (Yes, since it's a wildlife film festival, I'm thinking perhaps they haven't watched the presentation . . . )


  1. That's such a bad luck. Maybe you'll receive other offers too.

  2. I think Camtasia has a PowerPoint to Movie export feature. Might be worth checking it out.

  3. Never give up. Have you thought about asking someone who has camera and video editing equip to help? I am sure a teacher or someone can do you this one favor! Find someone to write a new song too! This is too good of a message to give up on! Never give up!

  4. Karl,

    Thought you'd be interested in knowing how your video is still circulating.

    A family member just sent it out to our family in an email!

    I emailed all of them back explaining where it originated.

    Your work is circling the globe...