your photo montage...
suggest that you follow this process in planning your photo montage and
arranging your photos.
1. Select your theme - Tom and Mary's Wedding, Mom and Dad's 50th
Wedding Anniversary, A Tribute to Grandma Anna, Tina's High School
'chapters' - these are
the theme. For example, if the theme is Tom and Mary's Wedding, the
corresponding chapters might be; a. Mary growing up, b. Tom growing up,
c. Tom and mary Meet and Fall in Love.
3. Select a song
background music for each chapter - This is normally the hardest part for most
people. There are so many songs to choose from! Just select an
appropriate song with nice lyrics and tune. The mood of the song will
affect that part of the montage. You may certainly 'mix' songs within a
montage and this often results in a better overall emotional affect!
Your music selections may be on CD or on tape.
photos for each chapter -
Photos may be large or small, color or B&W, etc. Select about 10
photos for every minute's worth of music. So a three minute song should
be accompanied by about 30 photos. If you deviate from this rate too
much, your photos may be shown either too long or go by too quickly.
captions - Your montage will
always include an opening and closing title. You may also choose to
include other titles or captions over photos as well.
to utilize other media - You
need not limit the montage to only photos. You may include video clips,
clips from old 8mm home movies,
certificates, news clippings, etc. If these are inserted, they will use
some of the time available in the accompanying song and thereby, may
reduce the number of photos needed to be displayed in that chapter.
7. Number your
materials in the order that they should be used - Also, provide complete instructions as to
titling, which songs are to accompany which photos, etc.