Looks like my big secret is out. I don’t just love to watch videos, I create them, too.
There is a big advantage to owning your own website: You can use it to brag! I just finished up this video for a client, Safetycal, Inc., who produces signs, decals and other safety related labeling items. It isn’t destined to go viral, but I’m pretty proud of it anyway.
This video was created in MS Powerpoint 2010. Except for the live demo sequence, all the animations and virtually all the transitions were done in Powerpoint. I embedded the audio in the first slide, to play through the entire presentation, and used it to set the timing for the animations and slide transitions. Then I used the new feature that creates the video for you, selecting the HD option. That created a video in 720p at 30fps.
I edited the video in Adobe Premiere Pro. I opened a project for true HD at 1080p 24 fps. First, I put together the photos, which were already at 1920 x 1080 pixels, to create the live demo sequence. Then I added the Powerpoint video, scaled it to fit the frame and overlaid that track with the demo sequence in three places.
There was one transition I couldn’t get in Powerpoint that I was able to create in Premiere Pro by overlapping the zoom of the “Order Online” over the previous slide transition. causing “Order Online” to grow at the same time as the “doors” of the previous slide were opening.
I replaced the audio track from the Powerpoint video with the final audio processed in Audacity. At the end, I faded the last slide and added a rolling credit. Finally, I exported the completed video in true HD. This video features Narrations by Lorraine – LorraineAdair.com
Okay. So I’m not ready for Hollywood, but it’s not half bad, either.