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Input Needed

Postby mfalco » Sat May 09, 2015 7:46 am

OK, I once again have been asked to create a slideshow for my wife's step mother. It will be her 90th birthday and I have put together part one of the show. I would appreciate any input you might have. I have raked my brain with what material I have and my imagination is now leaving me. As they say...two heads are better then one. I will not be offended in anyway with any input.

With much thankfulness, NOW PUBLIC

Marty


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Re: Input Needed

Postby ginger » Sat May 09, 2015 10:36 am

Loved it... and I'm sure she will too. At first I was thinking that it might be kind of a slow, somber show, but I love the way you transitioned into the new song (which I also liked).

You're lucky to have so many quality old photos, and the photo of her father and the ranch hands (around the 2:15 mark) is a classic. The only thing I see that could be a problem is that some of the captions are a little difficult to read depending on the background, but I'm sure she won't need the captions. However, one suggestion might be to put a semi-transparent strip across the bottom of every slide that has a caption, and place the caption on top of that.

Great job!

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Re: Input Needed

Postby mfalco » Sat May 09, 2015 11:21 am

Thank you Ginger. I agree about the captions. How do I put a transparent strip on each slide?

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Re: Input Needed

Postby ginger » Sat May 09, 2015 12:10 pm

Oops, I forgot. I don't think you can adjust the opacity in Gold. As far as the strip, you would just add a layer on top of your slide and unlock the x/y coordinates, then adjust the width and height and place it near the bottom, placing your caption on top of it. Anyway, it's not a dealbreaker. Most of the captions are legible.

Looking forward to Part 2.


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Re: Input Needed

Postby debngar » Sat May 09, 2015 3:01 pm

ginger wrote:Oops, I forgot. I don't think you can adjust the opacity in Gold. As far as the strip, you would just add a layer on top of your slide and unlock the x/y coordinates, then adjust the width and height and place it near the bottom, placing your caption on top of it. Anyway, it's not a dealbreaker. Most of the captions are legible.

Looking forward to Part 2.

ginger

Unlocking X/Y is only available in Producer.

Since the show is apparently private now, I haven't seen it yet. But using a contrasting caption shadow and/or outline can also help legibility. Or try duping the caption layer, change the color of one duped layer to a contrasting color and offset it down and to the right (by 1/1 ) in x/y settings.
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Re: Input Needed

Postby Betty » Sat May 09, 2015 7:15 pm

Very nice. I started laughing at the beginning because that was the same piano verse I used for my sister's birthday video. I'm sure she will really enjoy the video. Very nice job!

~Betty

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Re: Input Needed

Postby heckydog » Sun May 10, 2015 4:48 am

Nice show so far. I liked the music choices.

It may just be me being picky but I thought in a couple places you could have either added commas or spaced the names further apart. At 2:03 and 2:21. Another option besides commas or wider spacing is to stagger the names vertically, it adds interest to your captions. Of course, I don't know anybody in those photos and family members probably would know who they are anyway.

At 2:42 I think there might be a misspelled name. Should be Harold, not Harlold?

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Re: Input Needed

Postby mfalco » Wed May 13, 2015 2:55 pm

Thank you for your input into the show. I have made some changes to it based on some of the input. I will post the complete show when I have finished.

Marty

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