Let me start by saying that I am not technologically advanced. But if you show me how to do something once, I'll pick it up fairly quickly.
The key words here are "show me how to do it". But you see, there's no one here to show me how to do things. In cases such as this, I google. I google everything, actually. I google how to spell. I google questions. I google appropriate attire for an evening wedding. The answers are out there, my friends. And I like saying the word 'google'.
A couple weekends ago, I saw a video on a blog that I've begun visiting, and I quickly wrote and asked her how she did it. She wrote back and told me that she uses a Mac with a great program, so that didn't help me much. However, she did tell me that I'd have to make the movie first, then upload it into You Tube. That helped me.
Do you see how clueless I really am now?
Since I didn't know where to begin, what I did was google. I googled "how do I make a movie and upload it into You Tube?" And lo and behold, a plethora of answers appeared before me. I have Windows and I found a program inside my hard drive called Windows Movie Maker. It's fairly simple and when you have a question, you can ask the help screen or just do what I do, which is (repeat after me here), google. When I got stuck in the movie maker, and couldn't get help from the actual program, I just googled the question and voila!
Basically, I uploaded photos from my computer into Windows Movie Maker. I've found this is easier to do by putting them all in one folder first, then uploading in bulk. Then I ripped a song from a CD I have and put it in my hard drive. It took me a long time how to figure this one out, but after my pal google helped me out, it ended up being a breeze. I added the song to the movie and it was really long. Too long for my pictures, so I had to make them last longer and add more. After it was all done, I hit save.
Then I went to You Tube and opened an account. I followed the directions to upload and got the 'completed' message. However, my video wasn't available when I looked for it. So I googled the question to find out why not and some wonderful person in cyberspace gave me the answer. You have to save it as a certain file in the movie maker, which I promptly went back and did, uploaded into You Tube again (it took 15 minutes to upload) and then captured the 'embed' code and pasted it into the html screen as a new post in Blogger.
Ok. I need a nap now.
Here's another one that I completed this afternoon. I tried to make it shorter.
The song is "Lowdown" by My Morning Jacket. I liked the catchy tune.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .