My Hay Installation: Part 5 The Movie
I made several movies with different transitions and timings. One thing I have discovered is that the movie is saved at a faster pace than its corresponding powerpoint presentation. Consequently the fade-outs became more obvious in the movie and I decided I didn't like the effect.
The optimum in a power point had been a 'fast fade' with 2 second interval but in the movie this seemed to be equivalent to 'cut' and an interval of 3 seconds.
I tried converting the presentations with music too, but found that the music didn't seem to be saved alongside with the images; I am going to have to look into this - I think I might have to download more software.
Once I had a movie I accidentally discovered that by opening QuickTime player 7 I could save this as a low quality/low memory version using the 'share' option which can be posted by email. This proved useful - because sending just a small clip of the resulting movie in low quality mode to myself by ordinary QuickTime (as an experiment) kept my mail server busy for so long I thought something had gone wrong and had to phone apple support, and the helpful man at the other end told me it is not advisable to send any more than about 10 MBytes.
This low quality version may be useful for uploading to my blog too, I have decided, so, here it is - my first attempt at my 'A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees' installation movie. It is just part of my installation - it is meant to go alongside readings which give further explanation.
(N.B. Although it is black if you press play it will go.)
Next, I am going to adapt this to make a shorter standalone version for my publisher's website and my own.