Last week I recorded a video, dumped it onto my MacBook, and started editing it in iMovie. All was going well until two things happened.
- The edited video was bad. Like, not horribly bad, just not particularly good. It probably needed to be reshot with a script edit or two. But I muscled through with editing and after, I kid you NOT, two days of editing I had a choice to make: upload the imperfect video or scrap it. I decided to upload it. But after multiple attempts to upload it, I kept getting error messages. No matter what I did, I got a different error message each time. Saving it produced the same result: no save. Just an error. What to do what to do.
- It was clear the error messages weren’t giving me what I needed. I went online to find out what could be the problem. It turned out to be a disk space error. While the front end of iMovie only showed three projects, the back end had every single project and video I had ever created since I bought the MacBook. I followed the instructions to clean up the back and – in my zeal – deleted some of the files belonging to the movie. So now I had an imperfect video that I would need re-edit, but only if I could figure out how to put the missing files back. In the end, the entire video, and a week of editing, went into the trash heap.
So here I am – a week later – with no “weekly” video created, shot, edited, or uploaded. Obviously this is a good time to rearrange the office, which was part of what created my video problem in the first place.
I wish I had some chocolate. Oh well. BACK to the office I go.