Video Clips - Send 'em In!
Hi all - as you most certainly know, I offer a number of web-courses on United States history - you can check them out HERE. So far, the reviews have been very good...whether you are a buff or a student of history, I am sure you will get a lot out of them. At any rate...I am currently putting together a comprehensive course on the American Civil War and I need your help. Along with historical images, I am including video footage - trees, rivers, landscape vistas, battlefields - to enhance the narrative and bring the history to life. Here's the trouble - I live in Hollywood and the scenery around here is not particularly evocative when it comes to visualizing Civil War history. So I ask that you send in a 10-15 second video clip(s) of scenery...whatever you think looks cool. I am especially interested in videos showing southern-esque landscapes (Pennsylvania and Kentucky would be great too), without anything modern in the frame.
For your efforts, I offer to give you the course at no charge when it launches in early May. All I ask is that the camera is held steady - either stationary or panning - and you can see some sort of movement...such as leaves blowing in the wind or flowing water. Don't concern yourself with the sound - I am dropping that out to add my own effects. You can send your videos HERE in an attachment.
Now's your chance to go full Spielberg...and I will be forever grateful. Here's a couple of examples for inspiration:
[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://keithharrishistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/test-vid-for-blog-2.mp4"][/video]
[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://keithharrishistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/test-vid-for-blog-3.mp4"][/video]