How to Use Text, Video and Voice Overs in a Video Scrapbook

Creating a video scrapbook is a great way to blend media, making a multi-faceted project great for storing your memories. For the amateur, it can be intimidating, but it doesn't need to be.

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    Text superimposed on a photo is best when starting a new song (to indicate a chapter of life), a brief description of a photo that might be unclear, or a funny one-liner. Text should be used very sparingly. Too much text interrupts the overflow of the Living Scrapbook and become tedious; you don't want your video scrapbook turn into an eye chart they have to read.
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    Video should be used sparingly to highlight important parts of one's life. The video cuts should be short. Too many video clips turns it into a home movie ; it detracts from the emotional impact of the animated pan and zooming of the photos.
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    Voice-overs are best used at the beginning or the end. They should be short and well thought out. Using voice-overs more than in the beginning and end could turn your video into a boring "travel log"; let the photos and music do the talking.

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