Friday, June 6, 2008

Canoe Ride Refined

This is a temporary solution for presenting the video, "Canoe Ride" with titles and credits. I am thoroughly frustrated by the technology glitches of different video file formats and compatibility with viewers, between Mac's and PC's. While Quicktime will allow me to convert a file from .mov to .avi and Windows Movie Maker will read .avi files (but not. mov files) I am hitting a wall in trying to save my final version back to .avi on my computer even though there is plenty of space, so here is what I have done temporarily saved online. I must remember that mercury is retrograde and communicating is tough right now, so with patience and perseverance I will get this into a final form for presentation eventually.
My apologies for the venting...
On a more positive note, 3 of my composite images will be on display in the Chocolate Church Art Center's Summer Juried Show, June 6-July 5 in Bath, Maine. If you are in the area, stop by to see them in person along with other work by area artists. Gallery hours are 12-4 pm Tues.-Sat.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

My entry in the "My Piece of Maine" contest

This has been a weekend spent at the computer, as I learned how to edit and upload my video entry in the "My Piece of Maine" contest on YouTube. As I have been working on video editing my various clips of light and water movements referenced in the previous posts, I thought I would kick it up a notch and enter this contest. The prizes are great! $20,000 for the 1st prize, $5,000 for the 2nd prize and 8 $1,000 prizes and there are still only 52 entries as of this writing which means the odds are pretty good. The contest deadline is tonight. The videos can be seen on YouTube. I think mine has some understated class, but who knows what the judges are looking for. Certainly this piece gives you a sense of my home and neighborhood and yet doesn't include all the cute baby pictures and home movie shtick. Enjoy, leave a comment and rate the videos if you are a YouTube fan. And above all wish me luck! This could make a hefty dent in my grad school debt or at least pay for that Mac I have been lusting after so I can make more videos.