I was asked by a client to create a Photo Montage for her husband, who is a fanatic Raquetball player and loves Star Wars. The story is he has been playing the same guy for 3 years and has lost every time to him. Anyhow. Below is what I did. I'd love to hear your feedback. I used the following:
Editing - Premiere Pro 1.5
Compositing - After Effects
Particle Illusion - X-Wing Thrust, planet glow
Invigorator - 3 D models (2 X-Wings)
First time I've used this product today and am enjoying it very much, so I just wanted to say that yr photo montage was a job well done, Chuck'll love it. As for the opening titles and space, they were so cool.
But I thought at the end you were going to show us Chuck kicking Dave's ass at Raquetball?
I'm impressed with your 'camera work' as it did a good job making the stills come to life. Personally I don't care for the 3D transitions and find that cross-fades work well as they indicate passage of time which is what actually happened between the times the photos were taken. Last, a different choice of music would add more emotion and emotion is what these personal photo slide shows are all about.
A good job though and the above is just my opinion.
Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it. Re: the transitions, I'm with you. I prefer regular dissolves, but the customer is impressed with "moving" things, and she really wanted that. Re: the music, I used only Star Wars music for obvious reasons.