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Creating 2014 Slideshow

Over the last couple of days I have been working on a slideshow to showcase images taken in 2014. I got the idea by someone else posting in the facebook group Norfolk Countryside Photo where I'm guessing someone had used Windows Movie Maker to create theirs.

At the start of the week I had got around to putting together a family video that I took at christmas using Lightworks program to edit the video footage.  I am still new to video editing and it was and still is a huge learning curve and have seen many Youtube tutorials to learn how to perform basic functions within Lightworks.

Using the family video I put together earlier in the week to learn from I started to think about what I wanted to create. 

The first step was to create individual section such as one section just for Wayland Wood and Hoe Rough for example that I could merge into one big video later as it made the project much easier to create and manage.

It took awhile to go through images that I wanted to include to ensure they had no defects like dust spots that I missed and redo my black and white images as I have recently changed the way I create them.

Since using Lightworks I have discovered my PC need upgrading or a new hard drive is failing as it really struggled to keep up and the system was sluggish. I spent half my time waiting for changes to be applied which was frustrating. 

This year I intend to do more with video, to what end I am unsure. I will just start with clips in nature reserves and blend them with images to upload onto YouTube to showcase my work on another platform to increase my following.