Finally! It took multiple attempts to get this together after Windows Movie Maker kept crapping out on the clip of Wayne for some reason. I had to split the video in two, compile each half separately and then put the two compiled versions together and compile yet again. After spending about four hours on Sunday putting together the final version, I was not going to let some technical glitch stop me.
Last night I uploaded it YouTube (not published publicly) and showed it to Emily. That’s when I discovered that when I split the original Movie Maker project in two, I only cut the video track, not the audio. That resulted in the second half of the video having the same soundtrack as the first half. Simply unacceptable! So, I had to do the whole process again and then upload it one more time.
Despite the technical glitches, I am quite happy with it. As I have mentioned many times before, I am doing this blog with zero budget so I rely heavily on free tools like Windows Movie Maker.
I love the Dorothy footage. It is such a shame that the roof blew off because now it is only a matter of time before the elements claim the old girl. You can see as I fly overhead how rotted things are up top. I have to admit, being able to see inside the elevator from above does make for some haunting footage, hence the tone I decided to assign to that portion of the video.