So I’m home and just about over the jet lag, and quote glad I bought my dad a James Taylor DVD. It’s awesome and makes me want to be BETTER. Expect to hear me trying to play You’ve Got a Friend as well as Free Fallin’ – which has been stuck in my head for the last month.
In other news I gave in yesterday and got myself a White 16 Gb iPhone. I like it, though it hasn’t and won’t change my life.
Tomorrow I leave camp (sad face) and fly from Albany to New Bern, North Carolina, dropping in at Washington, DC (waving to Jo as I have a forty minute layover time) and Charlotte, NC. Quite glad it’s Washington as then I don’t have to consider the taboo of including a new state in my list of states I’ve been to even if it’s just a hop-thru. That’s somewhat un-kosher or so I’m lead to believe.
Really looking forward to seeing Martin (for the first time in five years) and Ashleigh (for the first time) in New Bern, and getting some ‘vacation’ time in while I’m in the states. I don’t think New York City can really count as in any way relaxing, so some beach time is planned this weekend.
States in rough order of visiting:
- New York
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
+ the District of Columbia if that counts.
There is one thing that would put me off the notion of working semi-professionally in the video field. That thing is Rendering. Rendering is when you take some source videos, audio and whatever processing you wish to apply to them and prepare an exportable video format (putting many into one).
Just like when Jessica was learning the song.. every time she asked “what chord comes after ‘angels’?” the answer is ‘C.’ Every time.
When something goes wrong with a video project, what is the problem? Rendering. RENDERING.
The problem is not just waiting for the render to take place, that has become a non-issue in the last year or so, I’m used to it. But what really bugs is when there are two folders
- Have only one render folder selected for A and V
- If you have any problems go into the “/[Audio ]Render files/Project Name” folder and trash it all (clear trash)
- And force re-render after re-starting Final Cut.
- THEN re-encode the DVD :|
And on another note, WHY does the FOX tv channel always, perputally broadcast distorted audio? I was channel flicking a few nights ago and had to turn it off it was annoying me so much (so unlike me), and in any case it was pre-season NFLstuff. Not that interesting, lots of football-nerd talk (c.f. above).
PS I think this one qualifies for RANT status, though it should probably be filed under the SCHOOLBOY ERROR column as well.
So my taste in t-shirts has changed a lot this summer. Broadened. Still don’t overly like stripes, and have not ventured pink, fear not.