Saturday, July 29, 2006

In Lieu Of A Limousine And A Leer Jet, I'd Settle For An Ultralight And A Truck With Less Than 100K On It

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.

Wheelin' With Justin and Jim, Episode 2
Video sent by raginredneck93


Sarpy Sam said...

Not using Bill Gates's Monster, I can't see a thing. I will just take your word that it is good.

The Dixie Drifter said...


What is taking the movie so long? did you make a full Hollywood production out of it...Just done my first DVD with the Adobe software pretty slick piece of software...again I would not use it for doing videos on the web, but for a home application it works great.

Justin said...

I don't know what the heck the problem is. I finished uploading it about 11 hours ago and it still isn't working. I'm going to go check out dailymotion and see if I have any messages or anything about it. This one was right up against the 150 meg limit, so they might be having hell digesting it or something. Damn computers.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Thats a biggy 150...just finished off one with the Adobe Premier Elements about 30 megs and I will be posting it soon.....sure do like the software so many more features than moviemaker...I will drop by later nad give you the link to view remember this is the first try with it.

The Dixie Drifter said...


Why not take the movie and break it into four different episode
of say 35 to 40 megs each and then they will post real quick.

The Dixie Drifter said...

Great video Justin...See you caught yourself one of them Wild Rainiers while in the woods.....

Justin said...

Caught a few of 'em actually, LOL. But don't tell anybody, we can't have that little open container thingy the legislature passed last year coming around to bite me in the ass now can we? ;)

Anonymous said...


Certains membres de Dailymotion envoient régulièrement des vidéos pornographiques que les enfants peuvent voir à loisir jusqu'à ce que Dailymotion se décide à les envoyer dans la partie sexy réservée aux adultes ou ils peuvent quand même voir des photos pornographiques ! J'admire leur hypocrisie en conseillant aux membres de ne pas poster ces vidéos alors quils leurs offrent un espace pour qu'ils puissent s'y installer à loisir , en offrant la possibilité à tout le monde d'admirer leur album photos ! Etant donné qu'il n'y a pas d'autre entée sur le site pour poster des vidéos , d'une part, ils leur disent de ne pas les poster et par ailleurs ils les invitent à le faire en leur offrant un espace réservé à cet effet !
Ne vaudrait-il pas mieux qu'ils désactivent leur compte dès la première vidéo pornographique , plutôt que de les encourager à continuer ?