Saturday Workshop

It seems like today was more like a clinic. One person came who we had met at the meetup in Ventura last month. It does not matter how many people show up. One is nice, because I can geive them all my attention. She left after we had overcome a very basic issue that I see people struggle every day.

Even on a Mac, you can't always drag and drop a file from the camera to iMovie. Sometimes you have to go from camera to desktop and then to iMovie. Same for MovieMaker on the PC. Some cameras appear as drives on a computer when you connect them with a USB or Firewire cable and everything works as expected, but some use a special "camera browser" application that may provde all kinds of nifty features EXCEPT the ability to seemlessly drag video to an editor. It's amazing how inconsistant these applications can be.

The solution was to simply walk through the process of creating and uploading a video to see the issue. She left the workshop saying she was all inspired to be creative with her blog and camera. I can't wait to see what she does. She also has some great ideas about how she can use videoblogs with her work and I hope she continues to explore that and, hopefully, vlog about it.

2 Comments:

Blogger fishlamp said...

I'm sorry I couldn't be there... but it sounds great! That's (solving problems and learning) is exactly what you wanted the Dojo to be there for!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Explore Ventura Blog said...

The fundamentals of working a computer can be trying at times.
The Dojo is there available for those who want learn, experiment and have fun.

6:46 PM  

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