Another example exploring the possibilities of the PS3 - Adobe Premiere combination. (First project, see vimeo.com/443770)
In the middle part 2 stories - made in advance using PS3 - are playing simultaniously, each in their own space as defined by Premiere.
Although technicaly possible, in practice it makes no sense to use this method unless
-the subject of both videos are related somehow
-the video in the small window shows a bit of relevant info about what's going on in the larger one
-there must be sufficient time to appreciate both image streams
Here the layout is a 12:9 aspect ratio window on the left and a smaller 4:9 window on the right. Other layouts are possible such as one 4:9 on the left, a 8:9 in the middle and a second 4:9 on the right.
Looking at the result it seems to me that one should not have too much motion in the larger window in order to give the eyes of the viewer a place to rest from time to time
The intro was added to try the variable zoom speed once again; slowing down went well but speeding up produced some kind of a hickup, that couldn't be removed.
On the other hand, I like the closing scene where the lights are switched off very slowly (could be used for credits for instance)
As PapaJohn wrote somewhere: "PhotoStory is a superb tool, but as any other tool it also has its limitations". In order to overcome these, I used a second tool in combination with PS3. But the main part of the creative effort is in PS3, while Premiere is used only to knit things together at the end.
Special thanks to Jan who pointed out to us a few weeks ago with a few fine examples how one can creatively use "portraits" , which started me thinking ...