We really love the feel of telling stories through video. It brings storytelling to life in moments. Luckily, there are some great, free resources for you to enjoy plus we have some articles we have written talking about our tried and true video storytelling experiences.
Evalogue.Life video articles
Video Stories: Free, easy and awesome new video tools you’ll love
Use Free Adobe Spark and Animoto (subscription):
- Tutorial for Adobe Spark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikek-y5jNE8
- Start using free Adobe Spark: https://spark.adobe.com
- Video – Getting started with Animoto: https://youtu.be/qYH8Vr4U420
- Try Animoto free for one month with this link: com/ref/Rhonda-3922ed602
Graphics, Images, Music and Narration:
- Make pretty graphics using free Canva templates & images online: https://www.canva.com
- Adobe Spark also makes graphics, and check outg Adobe Spark Page: “Create beautiful web pages in minutes.” (There are free and premium versions) https://spark.adobe.com/home/
- Unsplash for royalty free images: “Beautiful, free photos. Gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers.” https://unsplash.com
- org: “A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music…” Great selection of royalty-free historic images and video clips. https://archive.org
- Public domain images at NY Public Library: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org
- We sometimes purchase high-quality images and B-roll from iStock. They have a large selection of photos that don’t look so stock.
- We love the ShotBox to photograph personal documents, heirlooms and artifacts for video.
- Check out your local FamilySearch library for scanning and digitizing many types of your family’s media, for free.
Editing and digitizing audio:
- Download free Audacity software for editing audio: http://www.audacityteam.org
- Edit, Save and Transcribe Audio –12 tips family historians: http://evalogue.life/record-voice/
The art of interviewing for family stories:
- Free interviewing mini-course: http://evalogue.life/mini-course/
- Questions everyone should ask – free printable: http://evalogue.life/questions-for-everyone/
- Great interview questions: http://evalogue.life/questions
- Transcription tools and reviews: http://evalogue.life/transcription
Finish your story!
- Writing, editing, coaching & publishing help: http://evalogue.life/finish-your-story/