Finding the right music to accompany my slideshow proved to be a lot like searching for the right man, but I've finally found a score I like. Well, mostly. I made a few changes using Garage Band software. If only a man could be so easily convinced to pick up his socks.
|Gimp stands for|
"GNU Image Manipulation Program"
When an image wasn't exactly what I imagined, I altered it, like a bride who wants her wedding dress to look perfect. (My images require lots of naked green skin. That's fun.) I've become pretty adept using Gimp, my photo editing software.
Fonts are another issue. Like vows, I could use the standard set, or I could do something special. The words have to be readable, set a tone, and yet be unique to the book trailer. There are several websites out there offering free fonts if you have time to browse.
Writing the script was even harder, like speaking wedding vows aloud. Am I saying it right? Do people understand me? What if I look stupid?
How many married people out there wrote their own vows? You know what I'm talking about.
So, there's my techno-analogy on an arranged marriage. Or planning a wedding. Whatever. I have a feeling when I'm finished with this project, I may just cry for joy. Hmmm, that sounds a lot like a wedding, too.
P.S. I attempted to embed a video of the Botanicaust book trailer, but I'm not sure it will work (I might talk techno, but I'm fairly new at all of it.) If the video does not play, you can also see it here. I'd love to know what you think!
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