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  • Rob.Matthews
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    Joined: Feb 26th, 2009, 09:31
    creative slideshow ideas/displays/examples?
    I need to make a "then and now" slideshow for my brother's high school hockey DVD and am looking for some creative ideas on how I can display it. This is how it works. I have 3-4 pictures of each kid (could be 2 young shots/2 now shots, 3 young shots/1 now shot, etc.). Basically the type of shot I have for each kid varies. I am supposed to set it to music and showcase each kids then(s) and now(s) without separating them (ex. once I start John Doe's segment, I transition through all of his clips). Can anyone think of a cool way to display this? I want to somehow give a preview before each kid displaying the content of his picture set without disrupting the flow of the video since since the amount of pictures per then/now varies randomly between each kid. I also want to out-do the video from last year. I already have my music. Last year there was only 1 then pic and 1 now pic per kid set to music. And, each photo would do that slight zoom effect on a specific point (that iMovie slideshow effect). My video editing skills are a lot better than the person that made last years, I'm just stumped on a cool way to graphically display it, while still holding on to intended sentimental feel (its mainly for the parents). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: creative slideshow ideas/displays/examples?
    Hi Rob, Welcome to the forums! You've posted in the Logic forum... Which app are you planning on using to achieve this slideshow effect? If iMovie... then I can move this post there later... Now, I'd really recommend checking out Keynote (part of iWork) - you can make some very very nice transitions between slides / photos and export the presentation to a movie file. It's difficult to recommend an artistic design/display format for the video without really being there if you know what I mean. What I would say is check out some biographical documentaries or videos which inspire you and use the Ken Burns effect (zooming around a photo to give the impression of movement) - especially ones that deal with a sports theme or a famous person. There are so many choices to make when starting out. Get a plan as to how you want the finished video to look and what you want it to convey. Write it down or story board it . Put yourself in the position of your intended audience and think about what you would like to see, and what would make sense to you. Hope that helps :) Rounik
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  • Rob.Matthews
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    Joined: Feb 26th, 2009, 09:31
    Re: creative slideshow ideas/displays/examples?
    Thanks a lot for the reply. I am open to use any software. I have access to everything (Final Cut Studio, iLife09, Adobe Creative Suite Premium, etc.). My hardest challenge thus far is implementing a way to display a grouping (a grouping being 3-4 photos of the same kid) other than placing a name on the first picture in the order. Any ideas on how I could achieve this. Example: I want the audience to know they are still within a specific kids segment without disrupting the flow of the slideshow (by using title pages or something of that nature). Any ideas?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: creative slideshow ideas/displays/examples?
    You could give each picture a border ( a different colour for each kid)... or place the name of the kid somewhere on the screen, like a title. It doesn't necessarily need to take up as much space as a lower third title area, but could be a semi-transparent title. You could do the title ideain iMovie, FCP.. any movie editing software really. Cheers Rounik
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  • Lyjadyy
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    Joined: Mar 3rd, 2008, 05:34
    Re: creative slideshow ideas/displays/examples?
    I am biased because I did the Keynote tutorial...but I would use Keynote. You can create a title slide for each player or place a title on slide with the picture placed on the slide. If you take a 2 track mix of your music into itunes you can easily import it into your keynote presentation. Good Luck
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