My grandfather passed away on Friday, the Funeral is tomorrow. I was looking around for a nice memorial video title to save time but I really haven’t seen anything. I would picture it as something that lasts a minute or more with a single picture frame and some nice surrounding animation (flourishes, etc) “In loving memory … John Smith 19xx - 20xx”.
There’s so many projects to look through here now, if I’m missing anything, I’d love to hear about it. I could do something nice in a couple of hours but I am really not in the mood. It’s hard just going through the pictures.
One of my dirty secrets is I always turn to PowerDirector for making motion slideshows(http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdirector/overview_en_US.html). Even though the program is a bad (horrible) low end video editor, I’ve never found a faster or easier way to generate motion slideshows. I look at the $100 price of the app as a plugin fee just for being able to make custom motion slideshows very quickly. I tried looking around for a Premiere/AE plugin that would do the same thing for a long time, but only found one worthy plugin and it was around $400. Andrew Kramer actually has a tutorial for making them in AE but it’s all manual and probably takes more than three times the amount of time.
Anyway, it saves me a lot of time. You can see how it works here (starting at 2:30):
If anyone has a better way of doing motion slide shows from inside Premiere or AE, I’d love to hear about it. I always thought it was sad a $100 low end video editor had something to make it easy when $1500 worth of AE/Premiere has nothing at all that isn’t doing it all by hand manually.