Slideshow preview: ‘Intimate Sycamore Landscapes’

Slideshow preview: 'Intimate Sycamore Landscapes'

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for this past week’s indoor nature video adventure. I finished planning the intimate Sycamore Landscapes slideshow for our Earth Day event at The Venue Fine Art & Gifts just as we began the multimedia phase of my online journalism class in the Media School.

So, rather than temporarily shelving the nature work while reacquainting myself with audio and video editing for class projects, per usual, I’ve been applying the programs to a 10-minute slideshow for our April 22 discussion and book signing. I quote the Roman Emperor Cicero to students: “It is doubtful whether man ever brings his faculties to bear with their full force on a subject until he writes upon it.” Teaches it seems, could be substituted for writes.

I have posted to the Natural Bloomington YouTube channel a three-minute “Intimate Sycamore Landscapes” preview, which, admittedly, will evolve dramatically. Indeed, this is the first incarnation of a work-in-progress – whose deadline is eight weeks away. Time to tinker and grow.

The final slide show will be 10 minutes long and feature a couple dozen preserves that represent but a portion of the 9,000 acres of Southern Indiana nature protected by the Sycamore Land Trust. This time I drilled deeper into the audio editing aspect than in the past, with pleasant results.

Click here to view 'Intimate Sycamore Landscapes' on the Natural Bloomington YouTube Channel.

The Earth Day book signing will be a collaborative effort between Natural Bloomington, Sycamore Land Trust and Indiana Nature Photography (INP). See An icy, abstract Scarlet Oak Woods; Earth Day with Leonard and Thom for more details or Wildflower 2017 Workshop on the INP website.

Back to Audition.

Photograph: Porter West Preserve


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