Video and tumblr post by Kristen Boghosian, video producer
I hope to never create a timeline like this timeline again. With 17 tracks in Final Cut, towards the end the video froze just about every time I tried to play it. It was one of those projects that started off as a simple timelapse, but (as you can see) didn’t end that way.
In order to give each major front page more time on screen, I made the in-between pages fall onto the bigger fronts, so that the images would linger for a few more moments. The speed is such that you can see what’s going on in the page, but fast enough where the video doesn’t get too slow at the end. I highlighted specific images, headlines and A1s that, in my eyes, summarized the year, whether it be the ice cream man who went viral or the front page after Osama bin Laden was killed. Between those large images, pages fall chronologically from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, and every page is included. I’ve already been told by several people that this would have been much easier to do in After Effects. What do you think of this video, and how would you have done a production like this?