Sunday, April 15, 2007

Step It Up 2007 - Concert for Climate Change

Click on the image to view a 3 1/2 minute QuickTime video documenting just a few of the activities during the "Concert for Climate Action" in Boise, Idaho.

This video is being hosted on my page where you can also look at it in a "Flash" format that downloads faster but with a lower playback quality.

On March 14, 2007 communities across the U.S. held Climate Action demonstrations as a part of the Step It Up 2007 National Day of Climate Action project. Several Bands, including a good friend, Steve Eaton, played. Boise Mayor David Bieter talked and everyone had a good time.

The video was shot with a Sony HDV camcorder and shotgun microphone.

I used Final Cut Pro to create an original High Definition (1920x1080) movie sequence and also added a Google Earth Fly in movie in the same size. For this blog entry I compressed the movie with the .H264 video codec and the AAC audio codec and the QuickTime window size is 720x405.

Music for the video soundtrack is live from Steve Eaton during the concert. Thanks to Eric Sandmeyer for gratiously allowing me to use his music piece called Highways for the Google Earth Fly -in.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Google Earth Fly in to Ranch Area

Click on the image to view the QuickTime movie described below.
I created a High Definition 720p animated fly in with the Movie Maker module of Google Earth and brought this into the Apple iMovie program where I also created a dissolving slide show program using the Ken Burns effect. The movie is posted on my page in a window size of 960 x 540 and compressed with the H.264 codec.

Images supplied by the Flying D Ranch.