Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Death by software

I was supposed to go to the Creative Screenwriting screening of The Wackness yesterday but I didn't make it. I wish I'd been able to go because I read the script and it was fantastic, and it won the audience award at Sundance so I have a feeling it's worth seeing. I'll just have to pay my $12.

I didn't go because I was waiting for the UPS man. He finally showed up at 8:30 with an external hard drive and a copy of Adobe Premiere.

I got all excited as I loaded it up. I downloaded some footage to play with. I hooked up the hard drive to make sure I had enough memory. I got ready to edit a movie.

And then I drooled on the keyboard with my apelike moth open, completely mystified.

I have no idea what the fuck I'm supposed to do here.

Normally when I get new software I kind of look at it for a second and start pushing buttons and I'm off. I don't know diddly shit about hardware but software is my bitch. Not this time. I started again this morning pushing buttons and typing things but so far I've still got a blank screen. I guess I'll have to actually read the manual.

I've got some tutorial stuff I plan to watch today instead of penguins so that should help, but man this is some complicated shit. Like Photoshop, because let's call a spade a spade - Photoshop is a bitch to learn. Damn Adobe.

Anyway, I called up Ex-Boyfriend in a panic last night. HELP! I said. He's coming over Wednesday with a camera and his brain to show me the ropes. And no, we're not shooting dirty videos. You stop that thought right there, pervert.

To sum up, this shit is complicated.


  1. Anonymous4:18 PM

    I was supposed to go to that screening of, The Wackness, too.

    I think there's another free one, I'll check my email and invites and get back to you.

  2. I also missed The Wackness. Funny. You're the third person I've heard say they couldn't make it.

    And I missed out on a chance for a free screening of Wanted. I'm still fuming over that one.

    I'm looking forward to hearing your reaction of Hancock, as you're one of the few people that I'm aware of that has read Tonight He Comes. And the buzz on Hancock smacks of disappointment b/c of that original script.

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing Hancock. Even though it's not the original story, it still looks like a film I'd like to see.

    And I signed up for the Wanted screening, but then I remembered that my school was doing an awards ceremony that night so I couldn't go. :(

  4. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Adobe has a ton of videos that explain how to use all their software on their site. That's how I figured out Premiere(which is an awesome program).


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