Okay, here is the story:
We returned from our lovely vacation in the Pacific Northwest and were eager to finish editing Bye Bye Britney. Many sleepless nights later, we had a one hour and thirty two second masterpiece.
We invited everyone to the premiere, got dressed up, rented a venue…and the projector wouldn’t work. We went back to Josh’s house to try to hook it up to the television, to no avail. And the laptop kept freezing, so we couldn’t even show it projected onto the 13 inch screen for the twenty people there.
For the past two days we’ve been trying to get it onto a DVD, and the laptop chugs along fine, until it gets to “less than a minute remaining”, where it remains frozen for hours.
We went to the Apple store today for help, and the Genius told us that he’d never seen a problem like this, and that iMovie is really just for ten minute family movies, not ninety minute feature films.
Thanks, Genius. Can you give us a free copy of FinalCut Pro? We lack $800 at the moment.
So, he gave us one more suggestion, and we’re trying it out right now. And if the movie fails to export to Quicktime in it’s predicted 12 hours, then we’ll have to put all the clips into a different computer and re-edit the entire fucking movie.
If we never update this blog again, it’s because that situation ocurred and we have killed ourselves.