I thought we would slip in a Multimedia Group meeting ahead of Easter as the 1 Minute AVs and PhotoBooks are due in on 11th April. Entries are already arriving but if you have any queries or ideas you would like to share with the group do come along. You can use the group to sound out your ideas and get feedback.
Topic: Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting Time: Apr 1, 2021 09:30 London
We had a fantastic turnout for this meeting and we were rewarded by a very informative talk from Pete Bamforth, John Bradshaw and Janey Devine.
If you were unable to attend the Zoom meeting you can find a recording on YouTube at this link:
We had some very useful feedback in the chat section at the meeting, I have included the highlights here:
From jean brooks : https://cewe-photoworld.com
From glyn edmunds : as a “beginner”, well moved from Aperture to CEWE, would recommend both. The latter was a 70th Birthday Present … No doubt U guessed, it’s Jean not me …
From Richard Ryder : IF you only want to produce a PDF book then CANVA is very simple to set up.
From Michael Harris : I’ve used CEWE, Printerprix and Photobook and there are differences in print quality. Old scanned photo’s need to be scanned at the highest resolution. Books can be lay flat so overcoming the problem Pete raised about loss of image at bound end.
From Jan Davis : I used Photobox, photo quality very good, and was very good until last year when Flashplayer was discontinued software is now worse and today only good when you don’t add any text as text editing is awful (no formatting etc). Blurb is more complicated and best using Bookwright rather than Lightroom, more expensive.
10:54:59 From Jan Davis : The flexibility of Bookwright is far better than Lightroom
We have a real treat to help you get started on the Photobook competition, John Bradshaw, Pete Bamforth and Janey Devine will be sharing their knowledge and experience with Photobooks.
Pete will be talking talking about concepts, tools and layouts, John will be using Bookwright and Janey will cover book formats including scrap books. All will be using examples from their own books as examples and will cover many important factors when creating a book including:
Consistency of Layout
Sequencing of images
Pete, John and Janey will also be judging the competition and so this talk will give you an insight in what they will be looking for.
Hi, hope you all had a great Xmas and are looking forward to a New Year.
I thought we would kick off with a closer look at Shotcut you can get this from here (https://shotcut.org/). This works on all platforms W10, Mac and Linux and is a good basic video editor, which can also do slide shows.
I thought I would run over how to do AV/slide shows again using Shotcut and Richard Ryder has agreed to demonstrate some other features of Shotcut.
I have gone for the Friday morning slot, I know that this does not suit everyone, but other times also seem to cause issues to people
Topic: Multimedia Group Zoom Meeting Time: Jan 8, 2021 09:30 London
Our next meeting will be in the regular club meeting slot of 19:30 17th December 2020, which I hope will be more convenient for many people. We will be looking at aspects of video processing, in particular how to synchronise sound using the camera sound track, how to edit footage with multiple takes and how to combine shots from multiple cameras.
This will be our last meeting this year. In the next year we have a variety of topics lined up:
How to Install, Setup and Use Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) to record presentations/demonstrations for yourself and/or showing at group meetings.
Advice on creating a good Photo Book from John Bradshaw and others.
Discussion on creating a one-minute AV
The Zoom meeting code this time will be the same as the usual club weekly meeting.
We thought a fun way to get people to participate in Audio Visual (AVs) and/or photo books would be to hold a couple of fun competitions. These will be open to all club members and the winners will receive a bottle of wine.
1 Minute AV
The idea of this is to create a one minute AV. This can be one any subject and can use still a mixture of one or more of the following: photos, video, sound and music track.
AVs can be created in many programs these days, including PhotoShop, Lightroom, Pictures2Exe and free software. I have included some links at the bottom of this post.
When judging, we will be looking for visual impact, creativity and artistic skill.
In normal times we would have the books printed but that does not seem sensible at the moment so instead we would like the books to be submitted as PDFs. If you want to have the book printed anyway you might choose to use a commercial book service and most of these have a PDF option. However, you could use Lightroom, MS Word or Open Office to create your book, or anything that can produce a PDF.
Books should have a maximum of 20 pages.
We will be looking for books that are well produced, with images placed sensitively and with impact. Any subject or theme may be chosen and you may include text as appropriate.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.
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