I have gotten a great deal of enjoyment out of editing these videos. While it is too bad that my film editing program is cheap and low quality (i.e. a microsoft program), it was, barely, enough to get the job done. I recorded the sound on separate equipment from the video. This produced a much higher quality sound for the videos. But it also meant that the sound had to be synchronized to the video. The microsoft move editing program allowed for that, but did not make it easy. (Microsoft NEVER makes things easy.) The sound synchronization process required the use of the classic "clapper", or "Slate", in a comically cliched, but utterly necessary, way. During the filming, people were amused to see the clapper used with a standard home video camera. I am sure that they thought that I was just being goofy, but no. I had to do it. These videos were filmed at the regular "Friends of Old Puppy" gig that happens every Saturday morning at 10am in the
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It was fun. I am hot to move on to the next project.
--Pip R. Lagenta