Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Video preview

After much struggling with video rendering and I don't know how many dry runs, I now have a web-friendly version of a promotional video for The Einstein Girl. The final cut will be done next week, along with a certain amount of technical tweaking, but esteemed visitors to this blog can view the rough cut on YouTube, here:


I have spent far too much time on this project. But I did enjoy the change, especially the editing, which, for my money, is the best part of the whole process. Easily the worst part is what comes at the end: struggling with the scores of different digital video and audio formats, platforms and rendering options - only a few of which seem not to produce an absolute mess. Today, to cap it all, the editing software developed a massive glitch that will require a complete re-installation. It was all much simpler when cameras were turned by hand...

Do post your comments on the video. It was a labour of love as much as anything, but I'd like to think it will prove useful.

1 comment:

Lady Glamis said...

Philip, the trailer is lovely. I'm wanting to pick up a copy of your book now! I may do a post on my blog about your video as well, but I'm thinking an interview might be nice as well, if you're up to it. Good luck with the final version!