Interactive Multimedia Images

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GLIP  May 20-24, 2018

MULTIMEDIA: Adding Impact with Movement and Music

Suzette Allen, Cr.Photog. API, CPP, Lumix Ambassador, Adobe Influencer Jon Yoshinaga, Cr. Photog., Lumix Ambassador

In this world of moving imagery everywhere, it is vital that photographers learn to embrace videos and create at least hybrid multimedia products to stay relevant in the market. ReelStories are a powerful way to capture much more than is possible with a still image. By combining stills, short video clips, music (and perhaps audio), you can stir the hearts of the viewer and tell much more powerful and emotional stories! Even fine artists or travel photographers can benefit from interactive bios or albums and coffee table books, utilizing AR [augmented reality] technology to create an unforgettable visual experience.

Join Suzette Allen, hybrid pioneer and Lumix Ambassador, along with her techie husband, Jon Yoshinaga to learn how to properly capture video, efficiently manage files, and easily trim and edit them with Lightroom, Photoshop and Photodex. You will learn to make slow motion magic, cinemagraphs, and Live Portraits with video clips, as well as capture good audio for Talking Business cards and other commercial applications.

Authenticity and emotional appeal are natural byproducts of communicating with video, and leveraging those tools will change the way you capture life--Your images will come alive and tell stories that will captivate your viewers like never before!

You will learn

Video settings

Filming techniques

Editing and trimming video

Creating a slow motion video

Combining video and stills to create a hybrid product

Add music and credits to videos

Use Lightroom and Photoshop CC to edit video

Create Reel Stories with Photodex software

Create a Talking Business Card and help write scripts/coach

Use microphones and audio tools

Use continuous lighting

Capture motion in nature and create interactive stories

Create Albums or books that are activated with videos

*Class includes a photo/video excursion day to Macinac Island

Sponsored by Panasonic Lumix, PhotoDex and Bay Photo

Class Requirements:

COMPUTER: Laptop or Desktop Photoshop CS6 or CC (trial is ok)

Lightroom 5 or CC (trial is ok)

i5 processor (minimum), i7 processor preferred.

Minimum 8 gig RAM Minimum 10 gigs free hard drive space.

Mouse required. NO touchpads or trackpads please (tablet optional)

Pro Show Web (free trial is ok) no limit or deadline on trial, from

DSLR or DSLM that will shoot stills and video. We will have a few Panasonic Lumix cameras if your camera will not shoot video.

Be sure to bring your CF/SD cards and a card reader.

Computer with Photoshop and Lightroom LOADED AND ACTIVATED BEFORE COMING TO CLASS.

Trial versions are fine as long as you are still in the 30 day window., or a trial version (no expiration), is vital for the slide shows. Just create an account and log in!

**Computer note:

We will be editing and watching VIDEO which takes a lot of processor speed. Please bring the most current or fastest computer you have. Many laptops do not have the ability to process video and it is very frustrating to not be able to keep up!

If you have questions on specs, please email Jon at the address below or call him at 916-710-0706

Bring a set of earbuds or headphones so we can all concentrate when everyone is listening to music to pick out for shows and videos!

If you have a tripod, bring it, and don't forget the mounting plate.

A monopod will work, but tripod is better.

If you have any questions please email or

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