To coincide with the launch of my brand-spankin-new blog, I decided to make a YouTube video that would encompass many of the greatest in-game dunks in NBA history into a tight, four-minute music video. And I now find myself shamelessly writing about it because, damn it, I'm actually really proud of it.
I won't spend much time going into the specifics of the video, other than that it was kind of a hassle to do all the editing through Windows Movie Maker. On the plus, Movie Maker doesn't randomly crash like older versions of it would, but the developers have taken away the ability to mix audio for individual clips, so I had to use Audacity as well.
Also, because I'm such a neophyte when it comes to technology, the text at the beginning and end of the video were Jpegs created with Paint Shop Pro 7. That's right, I find regular image-editing programs so overwhelming -- and I almost never need to use one anyway -- that I still use an image program that was first launched when floppy disks and Friendster were in style.
As for the content, I don't have much to say, other than that I did my damndest to plot out which dunk would go best with which segment of the Giant Panda song "With It." The only time I cheated, sort of, was when I used a Tracy McGrady dunk where he threw it to himself off the backboard and slammed it in; that dunk technically came from an All-Star Game, whereas everything else is from a regular season, postseason or preseason game.
I think what I like most about this video is that I managed to shoehorn into it quick highlights of Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon and Reggie Miller dunking -- three players who would ordinarily never, ever find themselves in a montage of the greatest dunks ever.
Anyway, here's the video: "Rockin The Dunk." I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it -- well, actually, that's not true, because it was kind of a pain in the ass to make it. Meh, you know what I mean.
So, which dunk was your favorite -- dear reader? I gotta admit, it's hard to top some of those Vince Carter highlights.