50th b-day slideshow

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    • #39677
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Help…and I apologize if I’m posting in the wrong area.

      I’ve been doing slideshows for awhile. I’m very familiar with iMovie (sorry such a rookie) and have done many slideshows on that.

      I’ve been to many weddings where the slideshows have all kinds of cool things happening on just stills (e.g. things popping out of the picture, balls bouncing, etc.) Is there a plugin that I can buy for iMovie or do I need to use something else?

      I have to do a 50th B-day slideshow for my cousin and I want it to be really good. My vision is to have an animation of some sort of someone opening up a book titled, "Highlights of my life" or something like that and then go into different phases of my cousin’s life. Are there programs that I can buy that has these kinds of things (like avi’s, etc) or do I have to create them myself?

      Any suggestions? Anyone? I only have about 2 weeks to do this. I have a bunch of pics I need to scan first (about 50 of them)…and I want to go beyond and do cool stuff.

      Please help me!
      Are there programs that I can buy that have 🙁

    • #171251
      AvatarEndeavor
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      I use After Effects and Photoshop to create "motion effects" in the images. Check out my video called Rocky Mountain Calvary Internship Promo here: (Tutorial is being moved to a new location at http://www.weddingvideodoneright.com, I will repost it as soon as it’s up). I guarantee this is far better looking than any pre-made graphics you can find. I’m actually working on writing up a tutorial and will post it as soon as it’s done (hopefully today).

      Update: here is the tutorial: http://www.weddingvideodoneright.com/wedding_video_workshops.php

    • #171252
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Thanks for the tip Endeavor. I would LOVE to experiment with After Effects and I have Photoshop Elements but I forgot to mention that I only have about a week to do this. I just got the pics and the show needs to be done by next week –which is why I’m looking for something that’s already pre-made.
      Does After Effets have things that are already done? I’m anxiously awaiting your tutorial…

      I appreciate your help and any other help I can get out there!!!

    • #171253
      AvatarAnonymous
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      http://www.muvee.com/en/
      got an aquaintence who swaers by this…

    • #171254
      AvatarEndeavor
      Participant

      http://www.weddingvideodoneright.com/wedding_video_workshops.php

      Check out the sample first. This is a bit complex if you’ve never used After Effects. But if you are at all familiar with it or just want to dive in, give it a shot.

      Adam

    • #171255
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Although the Ken Burns feature in iMovie is OK, you might want to try "Photo-To-Movie" from LQgraphics.com. It is available for both Apple and PCs. Most Apple forum users agree that it provides the best final product and provides flexibility and features not available with iMovie. You can download the program in demo mode and try it out. If you find you really like it, it costs about $50. I’ve been using it for 4 years. I make movies for weddings and business presentations. I also intermix it with regular video and make iDVD background menu screens using Photo-to-Movie.

    • #171256
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Thanks so much for all of the replys and tips! I will definitely look into your suggestions and anything else anyone has to suggest.

      😀

    • #171257
      AvatarEndeavor
      Participant

      My tutorial is moving to a new site…I’ll post it when it’s done.

    • #171258
      AvatarEndeavor
      Participant

      http://www.weddingvideodoneright.com/wedding_video_workshops.php

      Here you go!

      (sorry it took so long, my wife has been in the hospital, don’t worry, she’s ok)

      Adam

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