I’ve tiptoed into the Flash 8 program long enough to shake off my confusion and convert the Recycling version 2 movie into a .swf file that can be played on the Flash Player and appears to be higher quality. However, with the change in screen format I see that even making much of the text overlays even smaller in my latest editing was not enough. It’s surprising what the various mediums and means do in subtle changes that point out the flaws in a huge way. I’m sure that if I project this onto a screen or wall, folks will be hiding under their chairs.
My reasoning for saving it into the .swf format was that I thought I might learn from how it was set up in Flash 8 as far as timeline etc. However, it doesn’t do that. Try and learn is often a crash and burn endeavor, but at the very least I now have this ridiculous poem in at least a dozen different forms and programs. In truth, I didn’t go into Flash with the thought of converting so much as finding out that I could by clicking around a bit. I have no idea if any of this was useful information since I don’t know what to do with the file except that I can now play it locally in a nicer format. It also doesn’t take three minutes to load. Except that you can’t load and play it here because I tried that and it didn’t work except to download the whole thing and I stopped it well before the three minutes were up.