Mikkel Aaland Leverages Power of FotoMagico in New Video Training Course

August 23, 2011 in Tips and How To (E)

[prMac.com] Puchheim, Germany - Boinx Software and world famous photographer Mikkel Aaland have teamed up to bring photographers a brand new video training course, "Creating Dynamic Slideshows with FotoMagico and Photoshop." Mikkel's tool of choice, Boinx's FotoMagico, is the star of this brand new training aimed at introducing photographers to the basics of mastering slideshow production and presentation. An award-winning American photographer known for his work in the early days of digital photography, Mikkel's documentary photographs have been exhibited in major institutions around the world, including the Bibliotheque nationale de France and the former Lenin Museum in Prague. "Slideshows are as much a part of a photographer's vernacular as camera and lens," says Mikkel. "As long as I've been in photography - which is a long time - still images have been carefully sequenced and shown to entertain, inform and inspire. But, slideshows of yesterday were clumsy affairs, requiring projectors, carousels, and screens. Digital technologies have transformed the slideshow, and the Internet has made it easier than ever to share them with family and friends. In this new workshop, I teach photographers to use FotoMagico - an extremely powerful and popular slideshow creation tool - to free them of the traditional and outdated slideshow format."

Creating Dynamic Slideshows with FotoMagico & Photoshop:
Mikkel's new video course, "Creating Dynamic Slideshows with FotoMagico & Photoshop," is available now via video2brain.com, Europe's premier source for video training since 2002. The in-depth workshop, instructed by Mikkel himself, takes audiences through the powerful slideshow tool, FotoMagico, and Adobe(R) Photoshop to help break the mold of simple sequenced images. Viewers will learn how to choose and master effective transitions, use pan and zoom techniques to bring still images to life, and selectively add video and motion directly inside a still image. In addition, the course will demonstrate how to create the sophisticated 2.5D effect used by multi-million dollar ad campaigns and how to incorporate music and voiceover to bring slideshows to an entirely new level. Finally, the course will explore the various options for sharing finished products with friends, family, and the world via FotoMagico.

About Mikkel Aaland:
Mikkel Aaland (born 1952) is an award-winning American photographer and is known for work in the early days of digital photography. His documentary photographs have been exhibited in major institutions around the world, including the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the former Lenin Museum in Prague. Aaland is the author of books featuring his own photojournalism as well as works on digital imaging and various Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) products.

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning software for the creative Mac user in animation, movie production and photography. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture, and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards-"Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up 2008," and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up 2006," is a presentation tool for professional photographers. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick presentation tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mousepose is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos. Boinx FxTiles is collection of 3D filters and transitions designed for Adobe After Effects CS3 / CS4, Apple Final Cut Studio and Apple Final Cut Express. Copyright (C) 2011 Boinx Software Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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