Static Stills Are Gone, Baby Gone
You are at your computer with Adobe Premiere or Apple’s Final Cut Pro or iMovie. Suddenly, you realize you need “just a few more seconds” of vitally needed footage to finish an important sequence.
What to do? You are on deadline. Returning to Patagonia or Pomona to re-shoot the scene is impossible. So are other alternatives.
Suddenly, you remember your assistant cameraman— producer/spouse/ pal/etc.—was taking Nikon stills when you were shooting this important scene.
After checking out these photos you are not worried that the ones you picked will look terribly static on the screen. Those days are gone, baby, gone—that is if you use one of today’s popular photo programs to make your stills come to life with computer-generated pans, wipes and zooms.
Laguna Hills Photographer Bonnie Beaux recently demonstrated her “moving stills” slide show—Harbor Reflections— before a video group in Laguna Woods (CA). She used a Nikon, a Canon HF M30 camcorder, then edited with Adobe CS4 and ProShow Producer.
(Note: There are a couple obvious still shots toward the end of her clip, which were not shot just to illustrate my theme.)
Laguna Hills' Bonnie Beaux is a Jill of All Trades—a former entertainer, singer, stand-up comedienne, a designer—and now photographer.