Back to the one of the early comments about software to create these kinds of presentations. I have used iMove. But one of the challenges I ran into when I tried to rotate photos fast to coincide with the music track was that iMovie could not switch the photos fast enough.
This week I just watched a film by an internet acquaintance @Stammy on twitter.
here is the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fR4MjImSU0
I was asking him about it and he said: "it's not video, all photo stills. I just happen to take lots of similar photos to make sure i get a good shot. it was made using adobe after effects. imovie doesn't let you go faster than 0.1s per image still in a sequence"
On Nov 14, 2013, at 12:30 PM, Carl Pultz wrote:
> Haven't had time to watch the whole thing, but I don't miss the slides so
> far. The info is interesting. It's like having Uncle Dave give a talk at my
> local library, which would be a delight.
> Lou's right. To pass on some advice, anytime you're dealing with pictures,
> you have to be aware of extraneous things that can become distracting. Being
> dark outside, the window is a nice background, but having the screen there
> messes it up. OTOH, the reflection might be worse. If the screen can be to
> the side and the room lights dimmed, it could be nice. Also, the camera
> needs to be chest-level, not lower, and if possible placed farther back with
> the lens zoomed in to create the frame. That would minimize distortion and
> create a more flattering image. If sound is just from the camera, you can't
> get too far back, so compromise.
> I don't claim video editing as a professional skill, but I did the
> developmental-editing of several classroom manuals for instructional courses
> on Premiere Pro. It was a blast. More than capable and intuitive in concept.
> By the mid-2000s it ran fine on ordinary PCs at lower than max resolution.
> I've also used Camtasia, which is similar but very much a 'lite' product.
> Could be all they'd need for what we're talking about, as could Photostory.
> The vids below are purely of music, but show what minimal resources can make
> possible. My friend conductor David Chin has made some pretty decent videos
> of his concerts by using three stationary, un-operated camcorders, edited
> with the bundled Microsoft movie thing. I give him 48k sound files. There's
> no sync, but he lays the video over the sound and nudges the video stems
> into adequate sync as he creates the visual cuts, with the camera audio as a
> guide. The zoom effect is a feature of the software. Basic, but not too
> shabby for a seat-of-the-pants amateur. Comparing the later vids to the
> earlier, you can see how much of a difference better lighting makes. Just
> one Fresnel is all it took.