We bigshot movie producers have an image to uphold after all. I'm a lot more of a "come screeching up to the theater in a dually pickup with thick, black diesel smoke belching from the 10 foot high, 5 inch chrome stacks, toss open the door releasing a torrent of empty beer cans, bail out in jeans and a T-shirt and flick a cigarette butt into the crowd as my entourage leaps over the side of the bed, and shove the picture posers out of the way to get inside" kind of guy. As opposed to the "show up in a limo, wait for some servile dumbass to open the door for me, step out in a tux and take a bow, then wave to the paparazzi as I slowly stroll up the red carpet soaking up the attention from a bunch of mindless sheep", kind of guy that usually produces feature films.
My first big movie premier is gonna be fun, you're all invited. I'll need lots of people to bail out of the back of my truck to complete my desired image. Just make sure both of you be careful, I don't need any lawsuits.
OK, so I'm never going to make it big pasting video clips together and posting them on my blog, but that doesn't mean I can't still have fun. After most of a week of battling with a finicky assed computer that can't seem to properly transcode anything more complicated than the literacy test given to prospective Jerry Springer Show guests, I've finally managed to get the 4 wheeling video all in one place, complete with sound, and titles, and transitions, that are hopefully still synchronized with the damn video this time and not missing several clips.
I tried all the tricks, blew the dust out of my lucky to be alive formerly dust encrusted processor, cranked up the virtual memory, turned down the hardware acceleration, disabled all the codecs in Windows Movie Maker, blah, blah, geekspeak, blah, blah. I finally ended up saving the movie in two parts, then pasting it back together. It worked. Hah. Eat my shorts Bill Gates, I've conquered your monster. Now if I could talk like a real ubergeek maybe I could be rich too. Damn computers.
Anyway, here's the movie. Sit back with a nice bag of popcorn, pop open your favorite beverage, and enjoy. If it doesn't work right, or it's the wrong video, just come back later. It takes dailymotion a while to work their magic sometimes.
UPDATE: I waited 24 hours and dailymotion still didn't have the video working. I figured maybe it was just too big so I transcoded a smaller version of it and tried it again. We'll see if it works this time.
UPDATED UPDATE: It works! It works! It finally freakin' works! Enjoy.