Some time back I was introduced to live video broadcasting on the Web via a service called LiveStream. I saw how others were creating tours of their layouts and broadcasting them and how the broadcasts could be recorded. Using the free-with-Windows software program Windows Movie Maker I played around with creating a video (without the luxury of a video camera) to show my own backyard Garden Railroad.
Using still photos, music, and the various special effects available in Windows Movie Maker, I crafted a short video showing several of the features of my backyard layout, the Turtle Creek Railroad.
Having actual video would make this process a good deal easier and I hope to have better efforts to show as I now have a small Webbie video cam. I’m planning to redo my entire layout (who isn’t?) and hope to record the process in video.
Let me know what you think! –TJ
(Originally posted 5/13/2011, revised 2/22/2013)