I'm just a little freaking excited right now.
Okay, a lot.
I have wanted forever to be able to consolidate our photos and video clips into mini-movies for our family to enjoy as keepsakes. I tried onetruemedia for awhile, but it has limitations. I bought a cheesy video maker thingy right after my North Pole Party...they charged my account three times, and the charges went to some town in France. I did get the thing downloaded, but I had no option to stop or start the video or music- so if I posted it here people started hearing music and watching the movie whether they wanted to or not. Lame-o.
We have a Mac and for weeks I've been begging Sam to find the cd from Apple he had hidden somewhere in his office so we could install iMovie...dontcha just love how you can't just upgrade to the best version of whatever you need for your computer? You have to make sure you have Kitten or Cat or something, then Lion, then Snow Leopard, then Snow Leopard 3797x I think, then Raging Cougar, then FINALLLLLLY you can upgrade to Mountain Lion. And then you can install iMovie and take four hours to figure out how it works.
And then prepare the movie for exporting, which takes an hour and then upload to youtube which takes half an hour.
And after all of that you have this beautiful little video which lasts a total of 3 minutes and 44 seconds.
BUT.....it is the sweetest thing I've ever made and it was worth every minute I invested. And now that I know how to do it all and have the software to do it, I will be overwhelming my blogs with video collages from The Rice Ranch. Consider yourself warned.
For now, here is a little flashback of Lily when she was between 20 and 24 months old. I miss my baby !!
p.s. you can click on expand to make it full screen. You can also grab some popcorn and turn off the lights so you can feel like it's a real movie if you want.