After our trip to Jayson & Gretchen’s we had a ton of video of Teagan. I wanted to share it with our family but some of it was long clips with not much action and then we had several clips that were very short. Lauren’s awesome job of putting together my dad’s 70th birthday video got me to finally try iMovie a week or so ago. It went so well that I wanted to take the footage we had of Teagan with Jayson’s dog and clip it together. By doing that I learned that 1, it is pretty fun and cool to do. 2, its a huge time sink. Thankfully it was only 3 minutes of video i created in the end but i can see even slightly more elaborate videos sucking up my time. I already want to go back and make a montage video of Teagan’s first year, but I just dont have the time to do that right now.
Maybe i didnt try the software enough but I don’t remember iMovie being that easy a few years ago. I know Final Cut Express was not very easy and after trying both of them I gave up on video editing for a while. I am glad I gave it another try. These video’s wont be my last that I work on!