As a study project I have made this tribute to Vincent van Gogh with as background music the beautiful song that Don MacLean made about the Dutch painter many years ago.
In order to get this final result, first 4 seperate videoclips were made using PhotoStory and they were mounted together with Adobe Premiere Pro resulting in a superb full HD 1080p format movie.
To put it on internet however Vimeo converts it to the 720p format in order to obtain a more reasonable size.
Thanks to PapaJohn who suggested on his website how to make all kinds of unusual video formats in PhotoStory
Additional Technical Information:
The first video is the “Intro” which fills the whole full HD screen (1920 x 1080). It is created with PhotoStory3 while most of the preparatory work is done with Galleria’s Collage Maker (I think it was v2.03 then, now v3.06), an easy to use piece of shareware however with a free trial period of 31 days). First build the whole collage and when completely satisfied save it as a JPG graphic. Then remove one by one the elements of the collage, in the reverse order of how you want them to appear in the slideshow afterwards, and each time save the intermediate picture as a JPG graphic (the last one is the empty canvas). Import in reverse order all those JPG’s in PS3 (after a suitable pre-stretch of course), add appropriate transitions and render it using a full HD profile.
The main part of the video is made of 3 separate slideshows all created in PhotoStory3, and each occupying its part of the screen. On top a slideshow with paintings of flowers as background for the lyrics of the song in a rather special 1920x120 format. The second slideshow on the left, with various paintings of Vincent van Gogh, has a standard 1280x960 format, while the one on the right showing his self-portraits has a 640x960 format.
The final result was obtained by knitting everything nicely together in Adobe Premiere Pro. After a first try it was clear that the project needed a “final touch” to soften the interface between the fields; this was done by scaling down (90%) the two lower videos and provide for each an appropriate mask.
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