I've always lived in the suburbs, but consider St. Louis my hometown (except for a few years when I lived in the Chicago area). The show is fairly simple. I didn't use any styles, mainly so you could read the captions. (Oops, I used one style on the 2nd slide). Most of the photos were from the internet. I hope you enjoy, and I encourage suggestions. You won't offend me.
Show is 4:34 long and nothing objectionable.
Edit: Minor adjustments to song credits.
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I learned a few facts myself from doing the research for this show, as well as learning a few things about building a show, so it was a good experience.
Thank you again for taking the time to view it and comment. I really appreciate it.
I'm glad I nagged you to do a show. It was excellent, and I learned a lot about St. Louis and Missouri. I agree. There's nothing to change about your show. It's perfect!
I really enjoyed it... I liked the way you set out your slides -the framing was subtle and very well done.
You showed off your Hometown (and your ProShow skills) perfectly!
That was great! I especially liked the overall look of your show - very simple but very very effective.
By way of feedback - I didn't have time to read some of the longer passages and I felt the music ending was disappointing - a trick I use is to start the music with a fade in at a suitable place so that the end of the piece coincides with my visuals.
I found your show to be both educational and entertaining. Always nice to learn about other cities and countries. I also liked your framing effects, particularly when looking at the famous people from St Louis. Very appropriate choice of music.
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I've always read to keep your captions to a minimum, so when I read that your show was primarily captions, I wasn't sure what to expect. Well I was pleasantly surprised and everything fit well together. Very clean and very professional looking and looked as though it was done with love.
I loved it all !
Anna, I'm glad you nagged me to do one too because it was great practice. It gave me some much needed experience with adjusting keyframes.
I had just finished reading Secrets of ProShow Experts as I was finishing up the show, and went back and revised a few things, which I think helped it to flow more smoothly. I highly recommend this book!
Thank you Iris, and the rest of the generous people on this forum, for all of your helpful tutorials, examples and posts. Whatever ProShow skills I have are because of generous forum members like yourself. This forum has been a great resource of knowledge, generous tutorials and examples. I've watched most of the shows in your gallery and have learned a lot from them.
Peter, this is great feedback. It's good to know what works and what doesn't. Actually, I tried the method you mention the first 4-5 times , trying both Producer and Audacity to fade the music in so that it would end at the end of the song, but I couldn't seem to get a good spot in the music to match up with the amount of time I needed for the rest of the show. I almost didn't post the show for this very reason, because I couldn't get the music right. Then I finally just decided to start the song at the beginning again, then tried to fade it out at the end of the show, hopefully at a point where it wouldn't be noticeable. I'll take a look at this again and see if I can improve it.
Diane, thanks for looking and letting me know what you liked. I thought your show for your mother was fabulous!
Pete, thank you also for your very nice comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
I like it very much. You did a wonderful job. Thanks so very much for sharing.
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Thanks again for looking and initiating the challenge. It was good experience!
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