Friday, April 9, 2010
After planning this children's story on my 9 hour drive back from Dar-es-Salaam, (hey, one has to think about something other than the other cars on the road or a noisy teenager singing at the top of her voice), I couldn't wait to get started with it. So, I spent the next 5 days illustrating the story. It didn't take too long to write. I took photos of the illustrations, put them on Photoshop, gave them a border and wrote the text on them. Then I saved them as a jpeg, opened a word document, inserted the jpeg images and then saved the completed word document as a pdf file. Probably did it all the long way round, but it worked so I'm happy. My next step, was to add all the jpegs to Movie Maker and record myself narrating the story on a digital wave recorder, then I added the audio file to the movie file and voila! I made a movie which I've uploaded onto Youtube http://youtu.be/4KJ9AGBokTQ?a. I've tried to embed it in this post but am not sure it has worked. I'll see when I view the completed post, eh?
Otherwise, we've spent the rest of the holiday just relaxing at home. Can't believe it's nearly over! The last quarter of the school year is going to fly as there is just so much happening, and before I know it, I'll be on my huge overland trip to Cape Town.
Oh well, have some more writing to do!