Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A YouTube Experiment


Okay, I decided to try making my own little video. I grabbed some images I like - though so many are still hidden on my old hard-drive - and went looking for a software program I could use. And it had to be free! (yeah, I'm a tad cheap!)

I found Microsoft's Photo Story 3 for Windows. Looked perfect, so I downloaded it. And went through the obligatory validation process. I also had to update the Windows Media Player to make it work, but the Photo Story won't install without the Media Player update, so it isn't like you get fooled! LOL It tells you!

Still with me?

I installed and opened the Photo Story and got to work. It's fairly easy to do! Wow! By the time I got all the images set up the way I wanted them, I began to worry about the music. See, I tried SlideShow online last evening - two hours of uploading images and setting them in the right order, only to discover that you can only add the music they have on the site. Sheesh!

No way! Not what I wanted!

Well, Photo Story 3 lets you add whichever music you wish. You just browse for it and add it. Previews are offered at each step. Now the biggest question ... will YouTube be able to display it? Huh? Huh?

Whew! Yeah, they let me upload it, and after a few minutes of looking for it, there it was! My own amateurish video attempt! So let's see if it was worth all that time, eh?

The music is by Ferd Grofe`. From the Grand Canyon Suite, I used the Sunrise movement. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you don't, too!


17 comments:

camojack said...

Cosmic, dude!

benning said...

Heheheee!

Gayle said...

WOW Benning! I'm very impressed, and I love the music you chose. That was beautiful! It seems we have the same taste as I have several of those images. I'd like the one of the cat, if it would make a desktop. I don't know whether or not you have my e-mail address, and I don't like putting it on the web, so here's an alternate e-mail. Could you e-mail me that one picture?
sweetymunchkinblue@yahoo.com

Also, thanks for the instructions. I may try to do this one day. :)

benning said...

On its way!

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Gorgeous. Well done.

benning said...

Thanks you!

Brooke said...

Magnifique!

benning said...

Thanks, Brooke!

WomanHonorThyself said...

good on u Benning!..congrads!..ha

benning said...

:D

WomanHonorThyself said...

wow Benning your site looks totally different in Firefox..the links are actually at the side <--------- !...lol

benning said...

Yeah, I don't know what keeps happening. I fix the template and a few weeks later everything slides to the center. Sheesh!

I give up!

Me, I'm using Opera 9 - it doesn't allow all those adware and spyware files into my computer! Yay!

Tom said...

Excellent!!

benning said...

Thanks!

Always On Watch said...

Benning,
The video is astounding! I'm going to post it--with proper attribution, of course.

benning said...

Now you made me blush! LOL

Bob said...

Beautifully done! I loved the music and recognized some of the places, such as Silverton, Colorado. I used to be the Director of Social Services for that area, along with Durango, which is at the bottom of the narrow guage railroad ride from Silverton.