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Making a Wedding Slide Show to Remember

Posted June 2nd, 2009 by Chris

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If you’re planning to attend or have already been two a summer wedding, here are some tips and techniques for planning that wedding slide show.

You can read the full article wedding slide show article here.

The article includes important pieces of advice for all Photo to Movie users, including:

  • Choose High Quality Photos – high resolution, in focus, good subject placement
  • Vary Your Photos – action shots, rings, flowers, musicians, etc.
  • Choose Good Music – choose one good wedding song and set the photos to that song
  • Keep it Short – five or ten minutes will keep everyone interested in the whole thing
  • Don’t Overuse Captions – bride & groom, location, but skip the quirky stuff
  • Don’t Overuse Motion – photos onscreen for five seconds but don’t make everyone dizzy
  • Know Your Audience – for the grandparents or their twenty-something friends?

Plan Your Shots

If you’re planning on attending the movie, make a photo plan. Here’s some things to think about for a wedding:

  • Bride and groom preparing
  • Walk down the aisle, Ceremony
  • Flower girl, ring bearer
  • Putting on the ring, first kiss
  • Audience members, relatives
  • Reception line, greetings
  • Flowers, rings, gifts, cake
  • Food, musicians, setting
  • Dancing, bride and groom, attendees
  • Cake cutting, before and after
  • Kids and other couples, out of towners
  • Limo, goodbyes, driving away
  • Serious shots, laughing shots
  • Close-ups, wide shots

Read the full, detailed article here, and have fun with your wedding slide show!

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