I’m moving my way up quite a few learning curves (when you aren’t, you’re dead!) and have uploaded a slideshow to YouTube.Â You can see it here, 9 minutes, 70 images. (Permanent link in left sidebar.)
It consists of the black and white images from What We Hold In Our Hands: a Slow Road Reader that you may have already seen. What this has going for it are slide transitions (still studying works best for different kinds of images) and background music (which is not going to do for the long term as it is copyrighted. I’m looking for local replacements, with credits. Ideas?) I may someday elaborate on this, cut the number of images, slow it all down a couple of notches, add voice narration with some snippets from the book and some ambient sounds.
I have a twenty minute color slideshow (including the Child in Nature photos of the g-daughters) with some built-in pauses (text frames with nature quotes, etc) where I can interject some conversation, readings from the book(s), and such. Still working on the logistics there but it can stand alone or serve as the basis for shorter cuts. The hard part is the long left-hand tail of the curve where mistakes and retakes abound.That was the past 48 hours.
The other piece of the puzzle is the operation of the digital projector (ViewSonic PJ557D) and it’s interaction with the laptop (MacBook) and the software (Fotomagico Home version.) It took a few false starts last night staging the first mock-program against the wall in the ANNex. I have to have it work seamlessly, predictably and with a minimum of stress hormones or hiccups. Somewhere to the right hand of the curve, that will happen.