July 15, 2011 Summer of Oblivion Video Assignment
This video took a very long time to make but fortunately I enjoyed most every minute of making it. I was intrigued by the powerpoint animation example shown today (oopps, now yesterday – is it really that late? ) by Andy. So I decided to try something like that. I ended up using PowerPoint and Camtasia (trial version). Finding the right programs was the most frustrating part of doing this. The rest was easy but time-consuming.
This video portrays how the Summer of Oblivion has felt for me. My son Skyler (DJ Spazmunkee) just made the audio mix yesterday and I liked the high energy. He was happy to let me use it and is still a bit amazed that I can appreciate his music.
AFTER thought: (is that like an after party?) the music sounds like a bullet train going top speed and no one can stop it. Like that movie: Unstoppable? The compressed summer schedule feels like this. It’s exhilarating but exhausting.
I uploaded this video to vimeo. It is still processing but I think it will eventually be here: