Lately I’ve been experimenting with photo videos. I started doing this a couple years ago after attending a workshop on documentary videos. I don’t do a lot of these. It’s very time consuming and music copyrights make sharing difficult. But after playing around with WordPress’s new editor, I noticed that the slideshow feature is much improved. So I’m trying something different today …
This is a collection of street photos taken in Prague. I made a video offline where I synchronize the pictures to a soundtrack of Parov Stellar’s song COCO. I’ve replicated the video here with a slideshow. To view, I invite you to click on the YouTube link to hear the music with the photos. The beat and transitions are almost the same. The sequencing is good except that I can’t seem to control the first slide (Praha) to start the slideshow’s auto play. Are you a WordPress Guru? I’d appreciate any hints on how to do this.
My first lesson in video making was that sound is just as important as imagery. Maybe more so. On this trip I took a lot of photos, many of which were not great individually. They showed better as a collection and when composed with music, seemed much improved as a whole.
What did you think of Parov Stelar’s song? According to Wikipedia his music is electro-jazz-hip-hop. It’s an unusual sound and a bit of a departure for me. But I liked it for my video. What about you? Did you like it? Or do you have another idea for a backtrack? I’d love to hear suggestions.
Photos taken in Prague, Czech Republic.