The movie, it is done.
Windows Movie Maker is a bitch to work with; it kept freezing after every transition between frames. I had to shut down and reboot, get back into the program and throw in one more fade, save, try another and it’d freeze. This is why it’s taken me two days to finish it, and because the length of the frames kept changing after every transition–actually making it shorter rather than longer–and it had to be in sync with a reading. Moving frames that are a sixteenth of an inch on the screen isn’t easy.
Now I just have to burn it on a disc and save it to a different file type. Cross your fingers.