Below is a photography portfolio I created earlier today. The concept came to me a couple weeks ago, so I thought I’d give it a try.
My main computer has imovie 08 software, but I found out the hard way it doesn’t have fast, slow and reverse editing functions. I needed these to complete the video. I checked online and it turns out the options are available on older versions of imovie. I still have imovie HD from 2004 on my laptop. The work flow was a little slower on the laptop, but I got the job done.
The hardest part of the video production was finding a suitable soundtrack. I recorded tracks on Garageband, but nothing was working. I tried narrating the video, but that was boring. Then, I logged on to podsafeaudio.com and searched for a soundtrack. It took a while, but I finally found something that works well with the video. The track I used is “Our Pistols Are Useless” by The Dead Ranch Hands.
I’ll use this video as a multimedia component of my portfolio Web sites.
Sometimes photographers are a little too conservative when it comes to displaying their images. I had fun doing something a little different with my images. Think about how you can share your imagery in a way that is unexpected and unique — even if it means setting on fire a few of your images.