The video you see below took the better part of two days. First day was a complete wash. Beer was had afterwards. Much beer. Basically I had the video all completed and then YT decided, meh...not so much. And it crashed on me. : (
Starting from scratch, I created this nifty little video. Yeah I'm proud of it. I think the key here is finding exciting music that can drive the pictures. Also the video is at a much faster pace than the usual slideshow as I intend to use these photos again in some other fashion and I don't want 1) people to get bored and 2) for people to take my photos. I will say I was surprised that the annotations (like the address and link in white) are set up in such a way that I can edit them after the video is published. This was a nice surprise given that my original arrangement for notes, for my address, and phone number got smushed when I put it in Facebook. That was a nice quick fix. Yay for small miracles!
So this video is just an announcement of sorts. I will create other YT videos and hopeful they will lure some customers my way. Of course that would be nice, but in the end, all that matters is that it be an entertaining video. And this one is! At least I think so -- I had to watch it countless times while I was building it.
The only thing I would like to change would be the logo bumpers of the Over and Out logo. I would rather they were a teensy longer, but I have yet to figure out how I can make that happen. Years ago, I had edited video for a small shop in New Jersey, so this is not at all foreign to me. It's just a matter of coming to terms with whatever bugs or personality a program might have. I think I have YT figured out. It's got some nice features in the Creator Studio, but it's also missing some. It's not a true editing suite and I couldn't go back and lengthen scenes or insert new images. Truthfully, I was afraid of going back a step to fix things.
UPDATE: I built a new video in iMovie with bumpers, but I question whether it's worth the bandwidth to re-upload it. I also discovered that the annotation feature only works in Youtube, so you won't be seeing any links in the video here. If you watch in YouTube you'll see things like Over and Out Petsitting's phone number and address. Bummer.
I'll be on the look out for free online programs that would allow me to cut up the photos and animate them for a short gif or video. I'm thinking of those goofy Jib-Jab videos. If you think of any, please post your comments below.