"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Friday, March 11, 2011

For my next tech task...

I have to say, Animoto.com is not a happy thing to work with when you are trying to go the free route. They are so limiting! I had such visions of this book trailer and I how I wanted it to be. But I ended up having to cut about 20 of my photos out, and condense 15 text slides to 3 or 4. I had to choose one of their "backgrounds." And I was limited to their music selection since I was not at home to have selection of mine. I also had no control of the timing for each slide/text/pictures, and thus lost a lot of possibilities in use of pictures, etc. Paying would allow me to have more than 30 seconds and some alteration in speed, but I'm not sure what else.

Conclusion: I much prefer my video maker on my Mac. And as I am still rather connected to my vision of this book trailer, stay tuned. I may very well still create it.

Until then, what do you think of my first ever Book Trailer.

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This is the one I prefer the most. Remember: it is extremely limited. I went through so many versions until I was happiest this. So, I guess it is better for me to say that this is my first officially santioned Book Trailer.

On a whim, I just now decided to see how different things can end up. So, I changed the background to one I hadn't looked at and used a song I'd been debating. (This literally took me about 2 minutes to change.) And the results?

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This rendition was not bad at all, actually. I rather like it. Takes even more away from what I had in mind in the beginning, but the ending is closer.

I did it again with a new background and the song I had wanted most out of their selection, and got this:

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Again, not too bad. I actually like the background and the song together. But I don't like the jerkiness of the images--it doesn't flow. Not like water should.
But this? This was one of my former tries. To me it brought a whole different kind of meaning to The Blue Castle! (I do like that is has some of the other photos I'd tried to fit in.)

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Your thoughts?

P.S. To see what other photos I had in mind, you can see the photomosaic I also created for a different task completion. Now this site I could certainly use!!


ldsjaneite said...

And thank you to Ewan M. for his unknowing inspiration as dear Barney Snaith.

Sara Lyn said...

I was going to say, I thought that was rather a perfect picture of Barney. :) I liked the first one best, also, but I thought the last one very interesting. And like you, I liked the end of the one with Beethoven's 5th. I would be interested to see what you came up with without the restrictions! I liked the other pictures you had in the collage. Now I want to read that book again!!