PapaJohn's Newsletter #37 - Jan 22, 2005
Maker 2 and Photo Story
Reverse, Photo Story, Go Forward...
How do you reverse a clip? It's a
question posted often... not supported directly by Movie Maker 2,
which makes it more fun to use in a video.
But the subject goes deeper than that. You don't just want a
clip playing in reverse. You want to use the clip in a movie, and do it
in such a way that the transitions to and from the clip are
it's that overall flow I'll cover in this newsletter, not
just the clip reversal. How to stop a clip that's playing, put it into reverse,
stop again and go forward... all with smooth transitions between
them. And I'll even take a little side trip into and out of a Photo
Story at one point in the movie, and add that to the movie project...
Here's the finished movie, an almost
full-field touchdown run by my grandson Nick. It's a 4.8 MB file that plays
for 1 min, 10 seconds. It uses freeze-frames, includes a short PhotoStory,
and a reverse clip... they're all annotated.
... before going into
it, a couple notes...