I have been working on a template and they are the hybrid time saver. Here’s the idea with hybrid, we put together stills, video, audio, and some graphics. The question is how to be efficient, so Will Crockett and Movoir came up with this idea of eTemplate, 45 seconds, that’s what we get, and the question is how to put it all together.
As Hybrid Heroes we are designing these eTemplates, so I did this family photo session of these kids that had just graduated from 6th grade, 8th grade and 12th grade. We did individual photos, then family photos, and then I interviewed each of them separately. Then I created one video for the oldest graduate, it took me about 2 hours to get it just the way I wanted it in ProShow Producer where I put his pictures and some of the video together with the audio of his mother talking about how proud she is of him. Then I made it an eTemplate and the next two only took twenty minutes or less from the selection of stills, video, audio and text to producing it. It is a template I can use over and over again.
I like to think of these eTemplates, not as cookie cutter designs but as poetry structures, like a haiku. It has a very rigid structure, but that structure gives us a place to be creative. Similar to standard print sizes. It makes our work a lot easier.
Will Crockett and the good folks at Movoir.com have made using templates even easier by creating great eTemplate kits that you can buy and then you send in your stills, video clips and audio to Movoir.com, and they send you back the finished product Here is a sample of the ebusiness card http://www.ecardpro.net/carolschlintz/carolschlintz/ (I can’t wait to do one, life is just a little busy right now) and visit here for more information on eTemplate http://www.shootsmarter.com.