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Three days with Keynote

Dear Lazyweb,

So, Mom wanted a "book trailer" to put up on all the video sites. She and I hashed out a script, then she spent much of the last three days (and nights) browsing stock photo and royalty-free music sites while I put it all together into a finished product.

Which finally came together tonight.

Unsurprisingly, this all happened with Apple software--iPhoto to manage the pictures, Keynote to do all the animations (thanks to the high-res photos--which it can't downscale because of the effects I used--I now have a 1:29 slideshow that takes about 15 minutes to play unless it's rendered into video first), GarageBand to chop up the music, and iMovie to combine the two.

I put it on YouTube and asked a friend who's a film production student to take a look, then turned off the privacy feature. And, well, it's up now.

I'm now in the "post it everywhere" phase. So far, I've put it on YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, MySpace TV, Brightcove, and Viddler. I've tried to put it on AOL Video and Crackle (which is supposed to have the highest quality), but couldn't get it to upload. I also tried MSN Video, but the cretins over at Microsoft are requiring specific browser versions which I don't have.

So, here's where you come in--do you know any other video sites I can put it on? I'd like to get the best coverage I can, so throw everything you know of out there.

By the way, if you want to watch it, Brightcove has by far the best version—it's only got a few very small glitches, compared to sites like YouTube which look like you're watching through fogged glass. And I don't want to even think about what MySpace did to the poor thing.


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Aug. 30th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Ho. You only used one of those inverted glassy reflections.
Aug. 30th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
Four, actually—two on the covers at the beginning, one on the big cover near the end, and one on the contest prize. (And I think Keynote threw in a couple mid-transition, but that's not my fault.) Basically, I used one wherever I had an image that was significantly smaller than the viewport, and I'm pretty happy with the effect.
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