El Patriarca: Una Celebracion de Vida
How I spent last week: when not at the hospital, I was hunched over a brand new Macbook (that Uncle Dave and I went on a 4+ hour mission to purchase on Tuesday morning) learning iMovie to create a multimedia tribute for Abuelo. I had it 80% done when the brain scan results came in on Friday, including a final screen shot with the dates, 1928-2006. That got changed real quick, first to 1928-20__, and then to "Una Celebracion de Vida" ("A Celebration of Life"). Here it is (14.5 mins), three songs, about 150 pictures, and 1.5 minutes of video.
FYI - One of many Mac lessons learned last week is that IMovie cannot capture video directly off a DVD. But a free download called Handbrake can convert DVD video into an MP4 format, which IMovie can edit. HT: Rudy.
P.S. My Buy-a-Mac Fund is once again accepting donations. For those interested in making a tax-deductible contribution towards this most useful cause, donations can be made online here, or by mail to Community Solutions, Inc., 9 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003.