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    Adam is the founder of BEEDOCS, an artisan software company that makes great timeline software for Mac OS X.

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WWII Timeline - Class Project

Friday, December 05, 2008

Professor Geoffrey Gekiere teaches at the Collège Paul Éluard in Châtillon France. His students made this beautiful video of major historical events of World War II using Bee Docs Timeline 3D.

timeline movie of major WWII historical events

I encourage you to watch the entire video, even if you do not speak French. I find it both interesting and emotionally engaging to have 12 different students narrate the major events of the war combined with historical photographs, maps, and sound clips. The 3D timeline provides a nice structure to the presentation.

Congratulations to Professor Gekiere and the students who participated in the project. It is my honor to provide a tool that can be used by creative people to bring meaning and understanding to our history.

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Blogger Mr. LydyJuly 11, 2010 10:52 AM

Hello! I've used BeeDocs Timeline 3D as a teacher to show students a timeline, but did not have the opportunity to have my students create a project such as this. This coming year, though, we are looking to have the students work on such a project. My major question is how the students were able to record their voices in the narration. Was the narration done in Keynote? In iMovie? I'm also not sure how the audio clips were incorporated either. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

Blogger Adam BehringerJuly 12, 2010 8:53 AM

I'm not sure how this particular timeline was done. However, I do believe that Keynote allows you to record narration and then export video, so that would work.

iMovie would be a good option too.

At BEEDOCS, we use iMovie or Final Cut Pro to edit timelines with other content. Soundtrack Pro sometimes too.

There are lots of good options to integrate media on the Mac! I'd recommend http://www.screencastsonline.com/ or http://www.lynda.com/ as a way to discover the possibilities.

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