Introductory Credits Video Tutorial

This part of my final project was inspired by the Opening Credits Redux assignment.

Because my story launches into the plot right from the beginning essentially, I decided it would be a good idea to include some opening credits with pictures and music from the approximate era that it takes place. I thought it would be an interesting way to expose the reader to setting and overall tone of the story.

To create this short video first I downloaded several images of Arkansas in the 1930’s off Google images, that I thought best represented the feel of my story.

I imported these images into Windows Movie Maker in a sequence that I thought made the most sense. I chose the crossfade animation to transition between each picture.

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Next I added captions to the segments of video to act as the credits. I gave them their own fade in animation and altered the start time and duration so they faded in and out slightly before and after the actual image.

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Then finally I added the music. To make the video flow well with the song, I changed the duration of each section to fit with the chord changes of the song.

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