For the last couple of months our computer has had a bit of a melt down. Weird things kept happening to the screen and it would randomly shut itself off.
finally got to the bottom of the problem
and discovered the graphics card had gone kaput. He found a way to keep it all
working but compromises had to be made in terms of the quality on screen and
some programmes were no longer usable. (Hang in there, this story is going
So thanks to my lovely techie geek I could still write and post my blog without having to leave the house to borrow someone else’s computer. I did have florescent green stripes across my screen and all the fancy fancy programmes were gone so it was back to basics for us.
When I finished the Threadbare Bug section of the blog I wanted to show you this little short I had made but
told me that, unfortunately the graphics
card was a must for using the movie maker programme I had used to put it
together. I was very disappointed but moved on to the next phase of the blog
By now I think you will be familiar with the bugs and, indeed, the photographs of them that I have used in this little three minute movie I made. But I thought it might be interesting to see them from a different perspective.
A few years ago, a friend of mine was thinking of going back to college to study film. She asked me if I could give her some advice about putting a portfolio together since I had successfully been through the process myself. I readily agreed and we worked and talked together over a couple of weeks.
She showed me an editing programme she was using to cut the film together that she was using to apply to the course. It was a whole new world to me in terms of transitions and effects, sound and visuals. I discovered we had a similar programme on our own computer.
went to work one
morning and I think I sat at the computer all day playing with this new toy. By
the time he got home I had made my Threadbare Bug movie and I was thrilled with
I think I used every wipe, pan and fade-in that was available just through the sheer wonder of experimentation. I don’t think I’ll become a famous director anytime soon but I still love it because I had such a good time making it.
So if you have a few minutes (3.12 minutes to be exact) maybe you would like to have a look at my Threadbare Bug movie. I don’t think it is long enough to bother with popcorn but maybe a cup of tea would be nice.