Often when I go on my thrifting ventures I find things that I would be interested in pursuing as a hobby and one of them is learning how to utilize the programs on my computer to record music instead of downloading and to make movie videos on DVD. So I would find items that would be needed. So I finally have the time to envelop myself in this not so new hobby and my first project was a movie video for my DIL for Mother's Day entitled 'Our time with Grandma Von'. It included stills and short video clips of the children that I had accumulated over the years. Some things that I learned from this first project was how time consuming it was for me. Getting to know the how-tos for the most part. I thought about my next project and what I could do different. I wanted to add music and transitional effects. This opportunity came around this past weekend at a family cookout. Project entitled 'Closer to Home 2017' for my son who was unable to make it. This was a lot easier for me but I hadn't prepared myself equipment wise to video and take pictures throughout the cookout. My phone died and my memory reached its limit before everyone arrived. I didn't fret over it though as I started the project. I learned where and how to add the transitional effects at certain points in the video. I also added text to help tell my son what was going on. Adding the music came last. I had several still photos of each family of me and my two sisters. The light bulb lit up - this is the point to add music. So the music played while the photos faded in and out it was really neat to see. I feel a bit more confident now and can see myself being more creative on my next project.