Despite the fact that I have had some version of iMovie since that software came out (after all, I’ve always had a Mac), I’ve never really played around with it. I suppose this is because I never felt like I had much use for it.
I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess I’m just a little slow on the uptake.
So I have made my first entry into the world of “filmmaking” (really, screencasting would probably be a better term) with a MOV version of the first three parts of the talk I gave at the Jacobson Symposium. Here’s a link; be warned that it’s 88 MB.
I’m not entirely pleased with the quality of it for a couple of different reasons. First, I don’t think my “performance” as a speaker was that good, meaning that while I thought the content of what I said was okay, I didn’t think I was in as good of voice as I should have been– a lot of coughs and pauses and such.
Second, and more significant, the quality of the imported PowerPoint slide images is suspect at best, if you ask me. This is especially true with the lettering. I think a smarter approach might be to try to trick the “credits” feature in iMovie to behave the way that I want. Unless someone with more experience than I in these things has a better idea….