I write about this almost every day on my The Geneaholic blog (www.geneaholic.com), but how in the world can I capture all of that in a 10 hour video?After giggling, and picking myself up off the floor I have the following suggestions:
- Create a checklist of the main things you do in a day as a genealogist that you wish to include in your short 3-5 minute video.
- Plan to take short video clips, with your smart phone or video recorder. (Perhaps 15 seconds each.)
- Use a tripod.
- Decide if you will speak directly into the camera, or do a voice over later.
- Ask someone else to press "record" and stop recording."
- Select still shots, say of ancestors, to include if desired.
- Plan to upload the multiple 15-second video recordings and still shots in "private mode" to your YouTube channel, or import into your video editing software app of choice.
- Place each 15-second segment on the timeline in your video editing software.
- Insert disolves like "fading" between segments.
- Add some background music if desired. (Public domain of course!)
- Adobe Spark is found here: https://spark.adobe.com/
- Adobe Spark Blog (inspiration) https://spark.adobe.com/blog
- Adobe Spark Features: https://spark.adobe.com/features
- Becky Jamison's Spark video: Sharing My Family History on Trello https://www.facebook.com/beckyjamison/posts/10208819079770266
- Kathleen Moore's Spark video: The Redford Family https://spark.adobe.com/video/S1FmPltQ
Here's the WACKY Wednesday episode where Ol' Myrt's *very* distant cousin Sweet Sadie explored Adobe Spark Video. Sure you *could* watch the video of this WACKY Wednesday session here or on YouTube, but you'll want to log in at: http://hangouts.dearmyrtle.com/ww-adobe-spark.html