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November 14th, 2003

It’s 3:42 in the a.m., and I’m finally about to get to sleep. I’ve been working on a 17-minute video for an Arts Festival held by my school. About 5 hours of digital video was filmed, and I had to run through it all with a fine-toothed comb to pick out the morsels that would eventually become the video. I also had to overcome some audio problems, and the inevitable editing nightmares (for example, when half a person’s sentence is a must for editing in, but the other half is illegible, and it shows if you cut it in half).

I had to clear about 30 GB of hard disk space, mostly on an external drive, to make room for it. To edit the video, I’ve been using iMovie on my PowerBook G4 DVI–and that’s the saving grace. After having stayed up until 3 or 4 in the morning every night this week, spending every spare moment after coming home to get this done, I am incredibly thankful that at least I had really easy, worry-free (not to mention cost-free) software to use.

And the video came out great, by the way.

Once that was finished, I turned on my browser and checked the news. Wrong choice for this time of night. The headline reads, “Bush: Stop ‘Ugly Politics.'” The leader of the party which has mastered smears, lies, and dirty tricks–God, I have got to shut down or I will go on all night and get no sleep. I’ll cover it later.

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