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    Yearbook

    Decided for the first time this year we are going to do a year book digitally rather than printing it out which is way to expensive.

    Idea is to burn to dvd so kids can run it on TV, PC, Game consoles etc.

    Any one done this?, have any advice tips, etc... and what software is recommended.

    cheers

    I'm thinking about making a start today

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    I have used MS Photostory (free) for the last few years here. Puts photo's into a slideshow with transforms and you can add music - then we burn them to dvd's for them to take away... they absolutely love it!

    *Edit - this years songs were:
    Don't stop me now - Queen
    Shine - Take That
    Forever Young - Youth Group
    Better Together - Jack Johnson
    Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
    Chasing Pavements - Adele
    Goodbye Mr. A - The Hoosiers
    All about you - McFly

    Runs about 28 mins... probably about 300 images. We collect them from the kids, teachers and throw in some images of the school for good luck...
    Handy tip: Try to fit some of the images to the words in the songs! Shine is particularly good for that...
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    Erm, how do you use all this music? Surely this is done on the 'sly'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerrymoralee9280 View Post
    Erm, how do you use all this music? Surely this is done on the 'sly'?
    lol

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    Last couple of years a pupil has done ours, last year they did it in Vista DVD movie maker, and we just just done copies and a front cover.

    We have recently employed a Digital technician so I guess he might do some whizzie DVD.

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    I was thinking about ding video interviews. any one tried this?

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    We did that for a member of staff leaving - it was pretty funny actually and they loved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerrymoralee9280 View Post
    We did that for a member of staff leaving - it was pretty funny actually and they loved it.
    time consuming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHappy View Post
    time consuming?
    I guess that depends if you want to make some pro-looking Oscar-winning film or simply to collate a load of clips in a slightly rough but memory-stirring way. One would take days, the other a handful of hours.

    I can recommend MS Photo Story, though - simple to use and free. As well as transitions from one photo to the next, you can set it to zoom in/out on an image, pan across it and so forth. You can only get .wmv files out of it, which is a bit limiting, but you could always import the .wmv into Premiere (or similar) when you want to burn it to DVD. Vista's Windows DVD Maker would be a free option for that if you have access to Vista.

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