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55 individual images -- transition in swf format -- 30 frames per image/25 frames per second -- exported to standard video movie editor & voila
Note:Swf -- shock wave flash. There was much rumour that this format was being deprecated -- may well be -- doesn't matter -- can now export the often seamless editing capability of this format to any .avi, mp4, wmv etc.
Flash is often misconstrued as 'flashy' -- it's merely an acronym for its origins.
Steep learning curve -- a friend studying it as part of her media class said one of her classmates almost put his fist through his monitor in frustration one afternoon. I get that ;)
Are there any FREE video creation programs you all are using? These are great!
Here are a few of my ooooold videos! I need to do new ones (and yes, I know these look awful with my name across the middle of each picture!)
How DO you add YouTube Videos to these posts? Not sure if this will work...
Thanks Brian....yes, the Windows Live Movie Maker was on my last pooter....haven't seen it on this one yet, but I should check...or download it. That's what I used for the videos I tried to post above.
But HOW do you post YouTube Videos here? I tried the Embed Code and it disappeared after I submitted the post.....then I posted the "share" link above, and that doesn't seem to work either. Help!
**LOL -- must've been posting this as you were also Rose -- will just leave directions up for anyone else looking to post from YouTube....Like so, Rose -- just below your video you'll find the settings
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Yes Christopher, I've slightly touched the Adobe Premier (30 day trial), and I have Photoshop CS6 and only slightly fooled around with the video portion. To me they are much more complicated and I haven't put enough time in to them to be thrilled with the learning curve. I will say that if you don't need a bunch of special effects, the "Windows Live Movie Maker" is very easy and FREE. Unless you're trying to create art with your video instead of promoting your art through video, there's something to be said for simplicity.
I saw an online sale price on "MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus" for $29. This is down from $99, I'm guessing because there is version 18 now. It also does 3D stereo editing which includes .MPO files which I've been using in my 3D stereo work. I do occasionally create 3D videos as well and I would like to have a better software for editing and creating them. For that price, I went ahead and ordered the product. I received the product and have used it but I still have much to learn with it. As I progress I'll try to post some videos created with the product. BTW, they often reduce the price like that even if it goes back up for a period.
Like Nate, I have used Camtasia Studio while I was an instructor at work. I was doing well with it but decided to retire and the program stayed at work.
Carman does the most videos that I've seen on FAA and she is familiar with several that are much more elaborate than the free, less powerful versions you can obtain.
Thank you Nikki, "The pretender" started as a black and white text and imagery project but soon I realised that a story was developing, I would create only a few images a day as the story seemed to unfold by itself. When I got to the question "Are you willing to stop pretending?" I realised that what need to be said, had been said. Finally I made some music to create atmosphere...and I admit I was, and am, quite pleased with it!
Once again, thank you for taking your time to view and comment on it!
Thank you Brian, it is of course made with a zooming effect on still photography and I was very pleased with the result as indeed looks like they are actually floating, as bubbles tend to do :-) Thanks again for watching and commenting!!!
Wow, Tony! I love the kaleidoscope effect of your videos, and the fast-paced music is a perfect fit! Siren 2 is my favorite, followed by Fenced In Fenced Out. What software did you use to do that kaleidoscope motion, if you don't mind me asking? (Just curious.) Great work!
Tony, your video and comment reminded me of a neat tutorial I found for DIY movement filming techniques using a variety of everyday objects from homemade zip lines to balloons. It's not quite the same, I know, but it's really cool to learn these tricks and hopefully someone here will find them useful:
It was done as a tutorial for the Bloggie Touch, though most of it could be adapted for other small hand-held video devices. (Warning - one of the effects is a bit dizzying to watch!)
That was cool Nikki, I also liked a lot your Music Lovers, somehow reminded me of this one I did with still photography in support of my friend "Hernán Ruíz" and his interpretation on Spanish Guitar of Jacques Brel classic "Ne me quittes pas"
Thank you Nikki, yes I also think he is, I call him "El Maestro" and I was lucky to have him performing in two occasions at my Art Studio. I would not want to go on, but as an example here is a recording of one of his own compositions, one of my favourites (again accompanied by some of the photos I took during his first performance)