So I shot my footage with the greenscreen so that I could easily put my video self onto my powerpoint slides.. or so I thought. It turns out Windows Movie Maker 2012 does not have this feature, so after having taken the time to edit my clips into the pieces I wanted I realize this little hiccup. I decided to try out a free editing software, which left my green screen video looking very grainy, not what I wanted at all. Apparently the school’s footage is usually edited with Adobe Premiere…but I’m not sure if I’d be able to use that on my own computer for free. The alternative is to go with the original plan and use iMovie. It seems like all the stuff I did to try to stick with my Windows computer ended up taking even more time than just going with iMovie. But, every mistake is the chance to learn! I think the main thing to take away from all of this is, figure out exactly what you want/need from a program and make sure you’ll get all of that before you start working. I just googled iMovie versus Windows Movie Maker and this article would have answered half my questions from the start. http://content.videoblocks.com/tipstricks/apple/why-windows-movie-maker-should-be-more-like-imovie/
Lesson of the day: don’t just jump into something before you know what you’re going to get!