This year to ring in 2012 about a dozen friends went in on a large cabin in the mountains at Big Bear Lake. Felice made Beef Wellington for our New Year’s feast which was amazing. I got a small keg of New Castle which we kept in the snow and there was also plenty of good wine and whiskey to imbibe. We did a full day of snowboarding, some hiking around the lake, a little off-roading and a lot of Cabin Chillin’ in the last days of 2011.
I wasn’t really planning on making a video about this but it is in my nature to document anything interesting that goes on. We started playing around with my GoPro and the next thing I know I have the 5D time-lapse cam set up and rolling with the 15mm fish eye.
When I got the footage back to the lab (a.k.a my apartment) I used it as an excuse to delve further into Final Cut 10.0.1. Having recently upgraded my video card to be compatible, I’m still not totally happy with the software (upgrade?). It crashed at least 20 times while I was cutting this very short piece so I can’t really imagine cutting a feature film with it at this point. The good thing is that since they have completely removed the “save” function and made it automatic I didn’t loose any work.
I’m still trying to figure out what these posts are going to be about and who my audience is so I’ll stop short of the long article on FCPX that I’m sure has already been written by other editors and filmmakers and just show you the video that I made on the last day of 2011.