Putting Names to Faces for Future Generations
September 11, 2012 8:36 AM Subscribe
Suggestions for identifying people in home movies for future generations?
posted by entropicamericana to media & arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sort of the family archivist, and I've been struggling with an approach to home movies. The approach I've settled on is two pronged: once the movies have been digitized, saving one set as just as basic digital copy-- no changes or additions made.
I'd also like to make a sort of "special edition" with edits, photo inserts, and such. I think it's important to identify these people so that future family members can put a name to a face, and the first thing that came to mind was a "pop-up video" effect where a name pops up with a little pointer down to the face,. (Most of the shots are mid-shots of groups of people.) This doesn't seem to be possible with iMovie or FCX (correct me if I'm wrong?). Does anyone have any other ideas for identifying people? There's usually too many people in frame to just throw captions at the bottom.