Sarah wanted me to spend a little time making a 1 minute video she could use for her business. The example she showed me was flying images form Facebook.
I took the challenge and we used Audacity to put together the multiple voice recordings she had made. Then I used Blender
with the "Images as planes" Add-on enabled(it's built in but disabled by default). I then spent far too many hours trying to get the planes to animate towards the camera at the correct times.
Although the final cut did basically what I envisioned, it was not what Sarah wanted. When showing me the Facebook animation again I could see that it was not the animation she was looking for but the simple slide-show nature of the videos. My solutions did not leave the images on the screen very long and to quote "it was just animation".
I thought about how my mind had jumped to the 3D planes solution and I wondered if I could use Blender
with no 3D. this time I setup the video sequencer, imported the audio track and all the images. Then it was just a process of arranging them and adding cross fades.
Making sure the Playback sync AV option was on it was just a matter of scrubbing backwards and forwards, shuffling the start/end times to fit the speech.
From complete a complete disaster that took 3+hrs to a simple and perfect solution that took 30mins. Most of that 30mins was spent trying to work out why my cross fades were going backwards every now and then. I thought they were using the positioning of the tracks(channels) but it was related to which track was selected first that indicated the cross-fade from track.