Over the years our back from camp video has evolved. The very first one was actually just a video camera trained on a stack of pictures while I flipped through them with my hand. (I tried my best to keep my hand out of the shot.) I have tried several things from photo montages to full on video interview sections.
This year at Fuge the missions videos had a really neat feel so I came back home and used it as a jumping off point for our video. Just so you know I used the "Quick Selection Tool" in Photoshop to cut out the pictures and then dropped them on a black background. I used the glow because I liked the way it looked, but also because it covered up the fact that the edges of the cut-out weren’t exactly perfect. After I had all 3 pictures of each person ready (center, left, and right) I put the whole thing together in Vegas Video. This sort of thing seems like a perfect time to use Adobe After Effects, but that is not in my arsenal. O yeah, I took the pictures before we left camp in front of a white wall to make the cutout easier. (If I were here at the church I could have used my green screen, but you do what you can with what you have.)