How to make a video/photo documentary

Posted on Saturday, Jan 19 2008 @ 08:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ExtremeTech has published a howto which may come in handy if you ever need to make a basic documentary for school or work:
My daughter plays varsity volleyball for her high school, and the team this past season had the potential to be very, very good. So I thought it would be fun to take lots of photos. Initially, I thought I'd take the pictures, sort out the good ones, and hand them out to the families after the season was over.

Then the soundtrack began playing.

I'm something of a fan of Scottish music (and related genres), and I have several mix CDs I've built out of my collection. One day when driving from one of the volleyball games, one of the CDs was playing. Listening to the music inspired me. I thought I might put together a mini-documentary, in a sort of faux Ken Burns style. That meant using a real video-editing package, not just throwing a bunch of photos into a folder and using the Windows photo viewer.
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