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March 18

Agenda for today, mainly continuing Soundslides and introducing video:

  • a handout from the Wall Street Journal on menu calories at McD’s and note the food elasticities study I posted March 5 (below)
  • reminder to get in movie reviews (should be back to you Wednesday)
  • look at a few more instructive slideshows
  • finish exploration of Soundslides; note that some of the slides I downloaded last class aren’t the originals. Remember that you have to click through to the final/gallery version of each photo (and don’t forget to check the Audio Slideshows lesson from U. Georgia
  • explanation of how to make sure controls are always showing (make sure your browser’s View->Zoom is at 100% or Reset)
  • try adding some lower thirds (Audio tab), a Headline (Project info) and changing the Template including transitions; try a bit of Ken Burns (zoom effect) which is Slide Info-Movement
  • Make one text and a final credit slide in Photoshop and add those to your slideshow (Slides->Add image); recall from assignment 500 X 375 pixels at 72 ppi
  • Save as and name the folder before you hit Save so it’s not just called project; note that you will get a whole bunch of files and folders, with
    project.ssproj as the file to relaunch, if you want to continue editing (recommended over opening Soundslides first); if you want to view it, launch the index.html file
  • Export, which will produce a publish_to_web folder inside your project folder; again you might want to rename it later; this one also has an index.html file you can launch; when you FTP to you should send the whole folder up; say you renamed it food_drive, then your URL will be of the form:

    That will automatically launch the index.html file

  • Try the Soundslides embed tool if you want the show to display directly in your blog

Jon will then talk about plans for workshops in Final Cut Pro¬† (please indicate experience level on sign-in sheet), some FCP basics, some tips for shooting, and the cameras that we have. More on that later, but if we have time, let’s take a look at one target product (small-team professional) done by Mangrove Media for Common Market Philadelphia.


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