That was a project. My first impression of the presentations, digital stories and the sites provided for exploring was confusion. Initially I didn't see the difference in uploading a Slide presentation w/narration or music. What's the difference? Smilebox and and Mixbook just seemed like repositories of templates for presentations.
Granted the available templates are very, very slick. I can see why they get used...but I didn't see much difference in what a library might use. As a resource for our patrons, I think it is fantastic. Especially since Smilebox and Mixbook basically hold your hand and guide you through the process. That is neat!
I finally decided to use what we already have loaded on our computers our library: Windows Movie Maker. I used a PowerPoint presentation that our Library Director, Tammy Johnson prepared as an advocacy tool. I stripped away titles and captions she had placed on her slides and saved individual pictures in a jpeg folder in My Pictures.
I uploaded the photos individually to Movie Make and established a timeline. Fiddled with the transition and clip tools, etc..... My first attempt at recording narration was an absolute joke. My ego got the better of me and I tried to "wing it". M I S T A K E
So I jotted down bullet items and tried again. This time I realized that I had the slides moving too quickly for comfortable and clearly understood narration. More editing needed.....
I have included the final version here. You may notice that I uploaded the video to YouTube so that I could get a embed code. I also tagged the YouTube file with libraries and TSLAC .
I hope it makes sense. Oopsie!!! I saved the thing as private. So I'm gonna try this again