Summary – When many hear “slide show”, their minds immediately think PowerPoint – unless they’re photographers. Photographers are apt to think Ken Burns (or not).
Slide show programs are replete with features
Among the most popular (to the point of being overdone) is
Image motion (blame Ken Burns 😉 )
Future posts will illustrate many more of these features
Panning across an image, aka The Ken Burns’ Effect
Photos are mine, not Ken’s
Two still photos used (Grand Tetons & Shenandoah NP)
Modern slide show programs
Make adding motion, even complex motion, relatively easy
The next (9 sec) video is an example of what is possible
The focus is on the what (the effect)
Not the how (the specific program used)
Nor “why would you ever do this?“
The possibilities are limited
Only to your imagination
Done with just two still images
One remains still and serves as a background
The wheel appears to move across the screen and
The spokes rotate (but recall there’s only one image)
It also grows in size as it moves
Further, this wheel is transparent and
Reveals the background as it moves
Use your imagination to come up with applications for this
A background (still or not), together with
A (partially transparent) foreground
What possible applications are there?
Maybe the foreground is a picture frame for a background?
Is that all (the best) you can think of? Hope not.
Why use motion (hopefully not just 😉 to show off)?
It adds interest & reduces boredom is one reason
But – just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
At least not all of the time
Although the previous examples may seem trivial
They demonstrate a small part of what is possible
You can’t create new & interesting videos
IF you don’t know what’s possible and
How to pull it off
My previous slide show post’s video
(made with a photo slide show program)
Used motion extensively
More to come….
Layers & masks aren’t used just in Photoshop
That wheel was
A layer which was used as a mask
In a slide show producing program
Enter the International Abstract Photography Exhibit
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