I have a new project that seems well suited for my DA pages. Roman Scandal is a You Tube series I launched about a month ago: www.youtube.com/channel/UCtqo1…
It's based on a history I wrote of the same title, based on the ancient authorities, including Livy, Plutarch, Dio Cassius, Herodian, Tacitus, Suetonius, Historia Augusta, Zosimus, et al. Available at Amazon, ISBN 978-1523733064.
I can't show video here, but I can share many of the still images and illustrations from Roman Scandal. Even better, I can show scenes not allowed on You Tube due to their general prohibition of nudity and "gore".
Roman Scandal allows me to unite my diverse creative interests, and encouraged me to develop new skills. My photography background is a given, with attention to composition, angle of view, lighting, tone, and perspective. I had to school myself in GIMP, the free photo editor, and learn a bunch of new tricks.
I also discovered 3D rendering with DAZ Studio. This tool allows great freedom of expression for illustrating many critical scenes in Roman Scandal. Because this project was meant to be accomplished on almost zero budget, DAZ allowed a neophyte like me to postulate and propose Roman death scenes, executions, and crucifixions. There are over 100 such illustrations in Roman Scandal. I asked professional illustrators to help, and quickly rejected their bids, minimum of $300 per illio! There was one DA denizen, Amy Bone, awarded a commission for three illustrations, which at the time I was incompetent to compose on my own.
To make the videos I used Cyberlink Power Director 14. I knew nothing about video editing and production, but Power Director made it easy.
I've never done voice over, so that was a new experience, accomplished with Cyberlink Wave Editor and a Sampson USB condenser mike plugged into my PC.
Finally, my crude attempts at guitar playing were put to the test when I decided to compose musical themes for each episode of Roman Scandal. This was also recorded with Cyberlink Wave Editor and a Sampson USB condenser mike plugged into my PC.