The Finished Product

I finished my video project. And of course, since I tend to go a little overboard on things, I did not one but two Garbage / TSCC videos. I ended up using iMovie, which actually worked out well enough. Because the second season of TSCC doesn’t come out until Sept. 22, I had to obtain my source material via teh internets. This means the video quality isn’t that great and because of this, I plan to re-do the movies after I have my DVDs.

So the first one is my Sarah Connor / Trip My Wire video. For those unfamiliar with the song, it’s a Garbage b-side from the debut album era. It consistently gets voted as a fan-favorite and it’s one of my all-time favorite Garbage songs. In case you were wondering, almost all of Garbage’s b-sides are very good. Anyway…here you go:

The second video showcases Shirley Manson’s character Catherine Weaver. This one has a lot of spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the second season, you may want to go do that before you watch this video. Go pick up a copy on Tuesday when the season 2 DVDs/Blu-Rays are released.

The song is a live version of As Heaven Is Wide, which is, honestly, not one of my favorite Garbage songs. But this live version is absolutely phenomenal. There’s a full and very high quality recording of this 1995 performance floating around if you know where to look. I’d say this is one of Garbage’s best live performances.

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My New Project: TSCC + Trip My Wire

I’ve always thought that Garbage’s song Trip My Wire would make a fantastic Terminator fan video. I have all these great ideas in my head, mostly of Sarah kicking ass. I’ve suggested this to other TSCC fans who have some video editing talent, but no one has taken the project on, so I’m taking the bull by the horns and I’m trying it myself. I’ve never done any video editing aside from creating help videos for software with Adobe’s Captivate. I hate Adobe. But I digress.

So far, it’s been a bumpy road. First, I tried looking for screen capture software so I could just grab clips from my video library at Amazon On Demand (I have a subscription for season 2). That was a fail.

Then, I figured I should download the season and work with those files. Well it took a day or so to get the complete season and then I realized I can’t use avi with iMovie. I’m definitely not spending money on a video editing program if I’m just going to dink around here and there, so the next step was to find a way to convert avi into a format iMovie can use. After a bit of searching, I found a program called PunyVid that worked well enough. I got the video imported into iMovie and now I have to learn how to use that program. But I’m making progress.