Monday, April 27, 2009

If you can type, you can make movies

When our writers behind Saving Student Brian first described their vision for the video, they imagined software that would easily animate cartoon-like characters. We'd be able to manipulate the characters within an environment and maybe just add a voice track over the top.

Imagine my delight today when I saw a library promotional video produced using xtranormal. While the computer-generated audio track is a little creepy, the Playmobil-like characters are pretty cute. This is definitely a technology I plan on following. When I think of the hours and hours it took to create two minutes of animated video, I am really excited about the future of services like xtranormal.


Chris Bourg said...

Thanks for the link Stacey!
I made a couple more and am getting better at figuring out how to use pauses to help the voices sound a bit less creepy:

Stacey Greenwell said...

I like what you've done! The pauses have helped, as these voices sound more conversational. I am eager to do a little experimenting myself but the site is still down.

I wish we had easy-to-remember URLs. It makes such a difference!