iPod Movies – A Cinema In Your Hands
Did you ever see that movie with Sir Anthony Hopkins when he was a primatologist and he was doing work out in the jungle when he befriended a group of silverbacks? Well, what happens is that these bastard gorilla poachers come by and attack the group. What do you know but, the gorillas and Hopkins(!) fight back and kill a couple of the poachers. He goes to an insane asylum and the great silverback goes to the zoo. Mind you, this thing was fierce and desired freedom more than any star and stripe waving, apple pie eating red-stater could even fathom. But, once he’s in the zoo for so long, when they finally open his cage, he’s too broken to attempt to walk out. Well, that’s like me. Blinking is sometimes too much effort.
But, just today I ran across something that has put the glimmer back in my eye. If you like movies and you ave an ipod photo, then let’s talk. Ipod movies are now within the reach of us serfs and peasants, albeit with a little work. Because, the fact of the matter is, ipod movies are not in the realm of ipod photo, no, basically it’s for photos. But some tenacity and a desire to watch oddly paced, effort draining clips and you’ve got yourself a movie night.
You’ll need to get yourself set up with quicktime pro, itunes and your ipod, of course. Now you’re going to take your movie, I would probably start with something short, like those clips you download from the internet. Get it in your computer and export the clip. Put the sound in your itunes, and then (here’s the great part) put all the thousands of individual frames in your ipod photo. Now you get the volume rolling and use the click wheel to scroll through all the frames…and you are watching ipod movies my friend. Technology is beautiful, take advantage, man, take advantage.