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!