Around here, I am often chattering away about all the ways people are scrapbooking but just don’t know it. I don’t mean the traditional mode of making scrapbook pages or photo books, but a broader practice of sharing stories via social media, video, etc., which I see as other forms of memory keeping. For instance, I’m always trying to tell friends who’ve never seen a paper trimmer or used an image-editing program that they’re scrapbooking just by posting photos and status updates on Facebook.
So I was super excited to hear Izzy Hyman, producer of the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast, talking about “motion scrapbooking,” which he discusses on page 97 of the October issue. Motion scrapbooking is kind of like seeing your stories come to life through video, audio, etc. It’s just a matter of taking your scrapbooker’s eye for photographing those special moments and start using it to capture video (even if it’s just with your phone!) or use video editing software to animate your digital scrapbook pages.
I’ve had Adobe Premiere Elements for more than a year, but have never used it. After seeing some of Izzy’s examples here, I am inspired to move out of my comfort zone and try memory keeping in a different format. Stay tuned to see how it goes.
In the meantime, you can head over to Izzy Video for some helpful tips on shooting video, and see his handiwork at Paperclipping, where he produces wife Noelle’s in-depth scrapbooking videos. And here’s a video from Izzy on making a micro documentary to get you started!
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