I'm so proud of myself...
Today I learned a bunch of stuff about video editing. Here's a list:
1) I can import .mov files (or almost ANY type of movie file) into DVD format using "DVD Santa" (thanks, Gazza!), then can upload it directly from the temporary directory to my Pinnacle video program, without having to burn a DVD first.
2) Learned how to split a clip, insert something else entirely, but keep the sound track of the original clip.
3) Inserted a video clip, and added old film-like effects and B&W movie look.
4) I can now make titles scroll from bottom to top of the screen.
Here's my video, entitled "Mr. Lamont Goes to Washington", with Ned Lamont being substituted for Jimmy Stewart's character in the original Frank Capra classic "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".