Droning on – the vlog

One of my main photographic interests is creating audio visual sequences, AV for short. In this second vlog I ponder the current progress of an upcoming AV entitled Droning On which is built around a sequence of still drone photographs. I currently have a very incomplete narration written and wondered if putting the sequence into a vlog and recording my thoughts as I watched it would help.

In the event it did, but not in the way I envisaged. I’d set about the vlog thinking that it would free up the creative juices and I’d be able to come up with the additional three or four minutes worth of narrative I needed. In the even I decided to reduce the amount of narration to just an opening sequence, comprising most of what I’d already written and also a one or two sentence close.

It’s worth pointing out that the AV sequence is not complete; the sequence of images is how I intend it but the fades and timings will change when I settle on an accompanying musical track. The one used is YouTube friendly whereas the final version will likely use a piece allowed by my IAC licence but not necessarily allowable on YouTube.

Audo Visuals – an update

A quick reminder of some of the audio-visual slideshows I have produced over the last couple of years


#11 The Dark Art

A chance to see some of my black and white photography and hear of my influences. Audio-visual sequence created in Pictures to Exe on an iMac running Parallels.


#10 Autumn 2018

It’s been an unusually wind-free autumn up here this year and so, in the very week that the colour started to wane, I put together this celebration of Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018 (AV) from Dave Whenham on Vimeo.


#9 I want to go back.

A work in progress, produced using Pictures to Exe on a Mac running Parallels. I have uploaded this to go with a blog post and it will evolve as my skills in producing audio-visual sequences progress. All images and words including the poem “I want to go back” are my copyright. “Scottish Rhapsody” by Ronald Binge.


#8.  A little something I produced using mixed media for the Postal Photographic Club to promote their online circles.

“Fretless” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


#7. Still working with Picture to Exe, this time trying out some more “advanced” techniques. For example with the two images where the boat merges into a previous image, which was also shot on the River Tay, I aligned the two images in Photoshop so that the boat appeared where I wanted it to. I’m also working with controlling the animation within each frame, particularly the time when items appear and then fade from the screen relative to others.

“The Forest and the Trees” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


#6.  A brief look back at the first half of 2017 using a selection of square images.


#5.  Continuing to learn the basics of Pictures to Exe


#4.  My first look at the newly refurbished Piece Hall in Halifax. Shot on a Fuji X-T100 and slideshow created in Pictures to Exe Essentials v.9.0.11 on a Mac running Parallels.


#3.  I purchased PTE last year but haven’t used it owing to an extremely slow Windows laptop (I run an iMac for my desktop machine). However having now installed Parallels on the Mac, upgraded PTE to the latest version and bought some tutorials I am now getting to grips with this amazingly powerful program. This is the 3rd attempt, again using stock images from my files.

Music: Procession of the King, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…. and A Quiet Place licensed from beckhamdigital.com.au


#2.  I purchased PTE last year but haven’t used it owing to an extremely slow Windows laptop (I run an iMac for my desktop machine). However having now installed Parallels on the Mac, upgraded PTE to the latest version and bought some tutorials I am now getting to grips with this amazingly powerful program.

Music licensed from http://www.beckhamdigital.com.au


#1.  I purchased PTE last year but haven’t used it owing to an extremely slow Windows laptop (I run an iMac for my desktop machine). However at a loose end today I installed Parallels on the Mac, upgraded PTE to the latest version, bought Barry Beckham’s starter videos and have produced a very simple AV to get me started.

Music licensed from http://www.beckhamdigital.com.au