So, back when How to Teach Physics to Your Dog was coming out, I did a few “dramatic readings” of bits of the book, such as this one on the Quantum Zeno Effect:
This was made with Windows Movie Maker, because it was free (came with the computer) and dead simple. However, Movie Maker on my new computers is hopelessly broken– I’ve made a couple of attempts to do the same sort of thing with my laptop, but I’ve never managed to get more than a couple of steps in before it crashes. (To be fair, this is one of only two things that are worse under Windows 7 than Vista, and the only one that’s Microsoft’s fault…)
For that reason, I’m looking for an alternative: I need some non-Movie Maker software package that will let me do the same sort of thing I did in that video: record an audio track of me reading a bit of the book, and put together video to go with it out of still photos and maybe short video clips. I could, of course, simply Google this, but I value the opinions of my wise and worldly readers more than random reviewers on some other site, so if you know of a good (and preferably cheap) program that will let me do this, leave a recommendation in the comments.