Time Flies When You’re .. Actually, Time Just Flies … With Weekends, Stuff and Easter Thoughts

I really need to keep on top of these things. But the more I have on my plate, the more this blog seems to fall to the wayside. Sorry about that.


Right. So here’s where I am.


As mentioned before, my new kick off date is February 1st 2016. This is because I’ve got a whole lot of new gear to play with. Below is a list of everything I’ve got in my Starter pack


I Phone – with tripod thingy

I Pad – with tripod thingy

1x Basic lighting kit

1 x tripod with extendable legs

1 x Canon point and shoot Camera

*Note the technical term “thingy” is being used here. I’m quite sure it’s a real term used by the professionals so I think I’m OK*


There is however, one minor problem. Both IMovie and Final Cut Pro hate me and are doing everything in their power to work against me. As a result I have come up with a solution.

I will edit my videos in IMovie and then transfer it over to Final Cut to add titles and sound effects. This is the only way I can get both programs to work how I want them to. It seems (at least for me) Editing in IMovie is so much easier than Final Cut. Whereas, Final Cut has better titles, graphics, fonts and sound effects than IMovie does.

We’ll see how it goes, eh?

In other news, the first week back at work wasn’t a complete bust – with Friday being the only day of the week that I’d say was the worst working day I’ve had whilst being in my Companies employ for a long time. The calls were long and stressful, Customers were shitfully shitfull and I had an anxiety attack to boot, which, I might add I did not enjoy.

The rest of the weekend was pretty relaxed and I did not much at all. My mate JMan came over and showed us his new car. It’s a spiffy, shiny new black beast of a thing that has automatic washers for its headlights. I have no idea why you would need that function on a car. I mean, lets be honest. If you are driving with your headlights on.. Chances are it’s probably because it’s nighttime. More to the point it’s not like your fellow road users are going to drive past you saying, “ Oh, I say! Have you seen this chaps headlights? How shiny and clean are they?” WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT!! GODDAMIT MAZDA! YOU….GUNKY!


Anyway, today Hubby and I went and visited my Grandparents in Geelong for the day. We had arranged to meet them and take them out to lunch.

We left about 10ish this morning and got there just before Midday. They live in a small apartment complex in the centre of town and their apartment is quite lovely (If a little small and compact). Something like that would suit Hubby and I down to the ground if we didn’t have a ton of stuff and a Cat to try and fit into it.

We went to a nice little Pub around the corner from them and had a decent sized meal. Nan and Pop insisted on paying (and despite our protests they eventually won the day on that one) and we all had a wonderful afternoon. Thinking about going back to visit them for Easter but I’m not sure what I’m doing yet so I’m not sure if I can or not.

Got home just before 4pm. We had a better than expected run home. Which was good.

Planning on watching The Musketeers on DVD tonight. Here’s hoping I don’t fall asleep.

Thanks for reading,

CJ Cross


2 thoughts on “Time Flies When You’re .. Actually, Time Just Flies … With Weekends, Stuff and Easter Thoughts

  1. Good day I only Use Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 for all my Video Editing and Tiltels and so on it is all you will ever Need to get all pros in Adobe i think you will only pay 49 a M have a good look into Adobe and you can just get Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015.3 that only


  2. I’ve got a trial for Adobe at the moment – so we’ll see how that goes. I am currently criss -crossing between iMovie and Final Cut Pro X . I find both of these very easy to use.


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