Month: September 2017

Honeymoon day 6.5 to day 8

From the last post you can see that the sun was setting quite quickly as MT finished up her droning for the day, being daylight saving time, it was already after 9pm and at this stage we were still just outside of Regina with no solid plan on where / when to stop. We start looking at google maps to see some viable options, Winnipeg? Ideally yes, but no, it’s too late to drive that much further. Moosomin, another fantastic town name, just like medicine hat, but still in Saskatchewan, we need to at least make it into Manitoba. Virden, it’s on the right side of the border and a managle drive of ~3 more hours tonight. Off we Set again, TW at the wheel and MT logging into Expedia to find a cheap motel to get some much needed sleep after the banff debacles. Alas, no hotels are showing available online in Virden, we decide there probably are hotels available but with our arrival time and given they are likely small or local hotels they …

Learning to use iMovie

We received our wedding video edited but we asked for all of the footage and I am working on making my own edits. I know it is going to be difficult for me, I have never used editing software. I don’t know how to layer sounds. To start to understand what I need, I used the iMovie wizard to create a trailer. We only got our wedding video not a teaser or trailer. It didn’t take long to make for a first attempt but for something I am happy with, I think it will take me months. We have so much footage and so many different things happening, to reduce it down to something cohesive and watchable will be difficult for me. I am enjoying watching all of the out takes and generally remembering the day. So here it is. Lupe, I am putting this out of sequence just for you. Enjoy and I look forward to hearing your feedback on it!     My first attempt at any video editing ever. I followed the …

Honeymoon 130 hrs + 5 min – 159 hrs

Ok. So that was a pretty intense 5 minutes to get water and my brain wouldn’t shut off. I could picture all the things crawling in the walls, the ghosts, the people. Sometimes supernatural is not about supernatural things but just scary normal people. I was aware pretty quickly it was my reflection in the glass but it didn’t make the thoughts that I had in those moments go away or the ones that were coming stop. My sleep was non existent. If I closed my eyes I could see every scary movie, tv show, urban legend and if they were open I could see ghosts and ghouls in the darkness. Shadow creepers trying to get to me, weaving their way through the tree branches on the wall. Waiting for the right gust of wind to cast the right shadow through the curtain so they could get to me. Tossing and turning, trying to sleep, afraid to sleep. The hours passed. I dozed. No real sleep. Any sleep I got was accidental and would result …