Types of Landscape Design Videos


Hi,

I am starting to add videos to my website! I am pretty excited about this because it provides a much better overview of a landscape than pictures. Don't get me wrong....pictures are great. However, I realize that sometimes it is difficult to "see" the entire garden together.

Some of the videos are 3D images I produced, turned into different types of animations. Others are photographs of completed designs turned into a video.

The 3D animations are done in a software program called Sketchup.

How does this apply to you? Well, you can use it also....it's free! It is also a lot of fun.

So if you have some ideas you've been thinking about, by using this program you will actually be able to visualize what they will look like. There is a bit of a learning curve, but while you are learning it really is enjoyable.

On the other hand, if you have some pictures that you would like to create moving videos with, try Photo story, which is a program from Microsoft. This software is also free. And it is VERY easy. You can add music to your videos too.

Tip: If you do decide to add music and want to choose your own, there are some options. The main thing is to understand the legalities. Each music site has there own license agreements. If you find some music on a site that you like, read about the license to see if it applies to how you want to use the music. On the other hand, Photo story allows you to create your own music!

At any rate, if you would like to see some of these videos on my site, here are some links.

Here is an animation made in Sketchup: http://www.landscape-design-advice.com/3D-garden-design.html

Here, I made still pictures (JPG files) from different Sketchup scenes. I then brought the pictures into Photo story. http://www.landscape-design-advice.com/3D-landscape-design.html

This is a video made from still pictures, using Photo story: http://www.landscape-design-advice.com/front-yard-landscaping-ideas.html

And this is a new page I created with landscaping pictures of many of my projects. It's just at the beginning, but you might like to take a look. http://www.landscape-design-advice.com/landscaping-pictures.html

You can see they can be a lot of fun. If you decide to try any of these programs and have any questions, just contact me through the Contact Form on my site.

Thanks....I hope you enjoyed this newsletter! Susan



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