Saturday, April 16, 2011

Going Viral

For weeks now I have been working on the book trailer for "The Sacrificial Lamb." Although I could get the timing right to the music, I could not hear the sound effects and music once I converted it to video.  It drove me bonkers!

Now normally, I can run circles around any program within a few minutes. This had me baffled. I changed the music and FX to wav files, mpg, and assorted other formats trying to get it to work, but still my headset picked up nary a note.

 BTW, thank you Buba Producers for the fantastic musical score for the background! Beautiful scores and sounds free for the asking. They like many artists need the publicity so giving them a big plug here.

I ended up in desperation going to the AV department at my college.  I knew there had to be a way of integrating the music and sound effect into my video.  There was.  A sixteen-year old high school student figured it out for me. Extend your index finger and and thumb to a 90 degree angle, and place it on your forehead.  Yep, that's me.  It took him less than ten minutes to figure out what I have been racking my brain over for two weeks!

I was so excited. I was going viral rather than just social.  Youtube, here I come. I mean just EVERYBODY looks at youtube, right? Yeah! Yeah! Progress at last. Another media marketing avenue broached. I'm bouncing up and down in my car on the way home with my treasure. I might just have this self publishing thing taken to a whole new level.

All was fine until I got home, of course it is Friday. I proudly played my video for my husband when I noticed one of the sound effects was in the wrong place and I couldn't see the link sites (where my book is available) on my screen. Okay so instead of uploading it into the cyber-universe this weekend, it will have to wait until Monday. Aw, bummer! I'm finding that this is harder than writing the whole book in the first place. Oh well, life is a learning process and patience is a virtue.

As always, keep writing and loving the Lord.

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