Monday, June 12, 2006

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.


At 6/13/2006 02:35:00 AM, Anonymous John McCullough said...

How wonderful this is!
At last I meet Pastor Rick's dad and he is even handsomer than Pastor Rick.But then all the Del Rios are handsome people because of who lives in their wonderful hearts. Hallelujah, thank you Jesus.

At 6/13/2006 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Jeremy Del Rio said...


It was so great seeing your wife and daughter yesterday! What a wonderful surprise. As for Grandpa, he is an exceptionally good looking man. He looked like Clark Gable in his wedding picture.



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