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May 15, 2009 at 1:41 PM #41671kr0490Participant
I am making a video yearbook and I need an open book to place pictures on for my background yearbook page for my
DVD menu where i will have a picture of each student that they can
click on to see there segment. Does anyone know where I can get this?
Thanks for any help
May 15, 2009 at 2:17 PM #176374
May 15, 2009 at 4:54 PM #176375AnonymousInactive
Why don’t you just create the background yourself.
A camera some photoshop (or the Gimp) and you’ll have a nice background that looks like a book
May 15, 2009 at 7:42 PM #176376EarlCMember
We do a number of graduation related productions from grad nights to parties, to ceremonies to asssemblies. I all our dealings with our high school, even middle-school clients, part of our production compliance calls for access to either a comped copy, or a loaner. Often we get a copy that was not “sellable” due to imperfections, but that meets our graphics requirements with no problem.
On the occasion that we simply cannot get ahold of a current copy of the actual school’s yearbook publication, we have often found usable yearbook prop/graphic materials are our local public, or school libraries, available for loan.
Lastly, do a Google search for yearbook publishing companies in your area. Many of these have scads of old, out-dated, damaged or returned products sitting around their storage areas. You could get lucky and find for free exactly what you are looking for, representative of a printed publication for your video yearbook.
May 15, 2009 at 8:33 PM #176377birdcatParticipant
If you plan to sell any of these, make sure you use royalty free images – There are many free royalty-free image sites out there (do a google search) or you can purchase libraries (Digitasl Juice has photos available in their original Editors Toolkits 1 & 2 and Presenter’s Toolkit – I don’t know if they have any of these left so you’d have to call them) or you can use some of their very nice graphics in their JuiceDrops collections (look at http://www.digitaljuice.com).
May 15, 2009 at 8:40 PM #176378EarlCMember
R U SURE you’re not on the digital juice payroll birdcat? 🙂
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February 6, 2010 at 2:32 PM #176380AnonymousInactive
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