Last year, Taevyn graduated from Preschool and I was heavily involved in the graduation activities. I made a graduation video for the parents as a keepsake of the kids' time at Preschool.
Believe it or not, this video only took me two months to complete. That included working a 9-5 job (actually, 7-4), taking care of a preschooler AND an infant, cleaning, cooking and everything in between. I used my DSLR, Windows Movie Maker, Photoshop, and my video camera. I took most of the pictures (some were provided by the parents or school) and did all of the video shots. I think it came out pretty well, don't you? (Just say "yes"! HA!)
The theme was "Bachelors of Life" or in other words "What I Want To Be When I Grow Up". I designed and made the CD cases for the videos, the favor bags, which I still have Taevyn's and I need to take a picture of that, and helped decorate the little reception area, I have a picture of that, but I need to find it. The graduation ceremony was so cute and something I will (hopefully) remember for the rest of my life. I'm already planning on showing this at his High School Graduation. I really don't plan that far in advance, but hey, how I could I not for this?
I wanted to show this to you in case you wanted to do this. I have to be honest though, it is very time consuming if you're as picky as I am. The program is not at all hard to figure out and comes free with PCs. (Actually, I'm not sure what program Mac uses, but I'm told they have something similar. I'm also not sure how easy/hard it is to use.) I only got frusterated about 200 times when I made this, but that's because I wanted to put certain pictures along the same timeline as some of the words in the song. If you're not all that picky about where pictures go, then, you could make a video in a weekend. Especially if you're only using pictures.
Well, if I get a chance to take pictures of my other projects today, or the stuff I bought when I was gone last weekend, I'll be sure to post them. My Love took over the computer yesterday and he so graciously let me use it for about 10 minutes. Isn't that so sweet of him? Anyway, have a great day all!