High school reunion slide show

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  1. senseless macrumors 68000

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    I've been asked to do a memorial presentation for our high school reunion, showing scans of students and teachers who have passed away. I also have a short film to attach to this. Can I do a slide show in iPhoto and export it to FCPX? Any suggestions to make this interesting?
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Keynote would be ideal for that. More flexibility than iPhoto.
     
  3. sjschall macrumors newbie

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    I use iPhoto for slideshows fairly frequently. You can set music, ken burns effect, slide duration, etc. And yes, you can export directly from iPhoto to mov at a decent resolution and drop right into final cut. Works great.
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    I know aperture allows video... I put together a slideshow from a template and included a video clip for my then D90. Instead of the picture playing, it showed the video in the drop zone and cross faded the music in the background to the audio of the video then back to the music. Best of all it was a slideshow about a trip(s) so I was able to add the video in sequence with the pictures. I didn't need to put it in at a particular spot.
     
  5. pna macrumors 6502

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    iMovie was basically made for exactly this purpose and is extremely easy to use. I'm not sure why you wouldn't make your project in that, and then export it as a movie file that gets played.
     
  6. senseless thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm not too familiar with iMovie since going with Final Cut. As long as I can do this with iPhoto and Final Cut, I should be good to go.

    Now to find a musical background that's not too hokey or chiche', like Forever Young or Ava Maria.
     
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  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    argh.... green day - time of your life. It's almost to the point where it's nauseating.
     
  9. senseless thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber would be too much of a downer, I'm thinking.
     
  10. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    If you have FCPX do the entire thing in FCPX. You can place still shots directly int the time line. Then place your audio in there to. You can get fancy and use motion to animate the images if you want.

    If you want more automation, yes iPhoto will automat the process and export to a video theta you can import to FCPX.

    Which way to go depends on how much control you want over the process.
     

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