Final Project Idea

For my final project, I’d like to create a site that serves as a story. (Sort of like North or Choice and Chance.)

A good friend of mine works at a meadery–where they make mead. I want to go there and take video and photographs of the process then basically create a full-page slide show with text over it.

Particular challenges will be the automatic start and stop of the video clips and making the video and photographs fill an entire screen (depending on the screen). I’ve looked up different methods though, and I think I can do it. I think there will be about ten slides, and some sound.

I plan to check out the fancy cameras from school and head down to my friend’s and take some of the video. They’ll be very portrait-like. I’ll just set up the camera on a tripod and let it sit. I want the design to be aesthetic and minimalist.

Audience: Nerds! Really, anyone who enjoys aesthetically pleasing things and history. I really enjoy behind-the-scenes, and I think that’s sort of what this is. I think this is a project that the ladies who run the podcast “Stuff You Missed in History Class” would find interesting. And their audience.

UPDATE:

So, I did it. It was perfectly exactly how I pictured, but I did it. I wish it were more full screen, and I didn’t do any of the cinemagraph stuff because, while it’s super cool, the app I found to do it (so I didn’t have to do it myself via photoshop–with which I have no experience) charges like fifty bucks. And I am poor. But, the version with the watermark is still pretty cool to look at. I just can’t include it.

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