A good model for audio slideshow video projects.

This morning I was looking for some short videos about Labor Day history. In doing so, I looked at the history of Labor Day as prepared by TAPintoTV. The content of the video was accurate and provided a good summary of the nature of Labor Day. It didn’t bookmark me. What compelled me to pause and bookmark was that it provides a good model for formatting audio slideshow video as you can with Adobe Spark.

When you look at the history of Labor Day (embedded below) you will see that it uses regular changes every few seconds. You’ll also notice that some short video clips surround the entire video. Finally, the video includes background music to accompany the statement.

Frequent transfers.
When making audio slideshow videos, students tend to spend more time on the same picture. When the narrative continues for a long time, the audience is left speechless. Students should try to have a new image every few seconds or at least a transition effect (zoom in, zoom out, pan) to keep the audience focused.

Video clips

Adding a few short video clips to an audio slideshow is a great way to move the overall video forward. Of course, this video also helps to illustrate a point within the project.

Background music

Adding some background music helps the video feel like it’s playing along. And it helps to hide some of the “ah” and “aum” that students sometimes make when narrating videos.

Adobe Spark makes it easy.

Adobe Spark Audio Slideshow makes it easy to incorporate all three of the above aspects of the video project. Adobe Spark limits the amount of statement that students can record on each slide in their videos. Adobe Spark also includes a background music library that students can insert into their videos. Finally, students can upload short audio clips to add to their audio slideshow video projects. In this short video I am showing you how to make a video from Adobe Spark.



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