For my commentary video I chose the film Ever After staring Drew Barrymore. This is definitely one of my favorite films, for one reason because of the intelligent and passionate language. I was happy to find that the movie was available on YouTube since I, surprisingly, do not own a copy myself. However, after I had downloaded it and opened it in iMovie, I discovered that the quality is really crappy. Luckily, I was working in the Mac Lab on campus and Jim Groom was helping a few of us PC users figure out the controls of a Mac, who came to the rescue by contacting someone in the school library to find out that the school owned a copy and would bring it up in 15minutes. Score! We used MacTheRipper to Rip the DVD to the computer which only took about 20minutes. After that finished, I had to find the.VOB files that actually contained the movie. Then I used the MPEG Streamclip thing called Squared 5 which allows you to cut up clips as much as you want. I found it really easy to use. I also had never used iMovie before. But after playing around with it some, I really got the hang of it. It took me however, about 4 straight hours to cut up all the clips I wanted, import them into iMovie and edit them and put transitions in. The next few days I thought about the story I really wanted to tell and flushed it out. Doing video commentary to tell a story is a lot harder than I had imagined. Various commentaries that I have listened to of some great movies, like Pirates of the Caribbean staring Johnny Depp or even She’s the Man staring Amanda Bynes, provide a fascinating insight about how the movie was made or personal experiences during a scene. Having neither of those capabilities to bring to my commentary, I decided to talk about what I enjoy about the film and why I think it makes a great movie. I hope you enjoy watching what I’ve put together and then afterwords will want to watch the movie Ever After in its entirety.