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Playing with the Youtube video editor

WARNING! The following video clip is rough. The text looks awful and the transitions are crap. But the music is great! And it’s free so this is a tool I am determined to master.

What we have here is my first, not so successful attempt to use the Youtube video editor. Like I said, not great but it is a trailer, sort of. ๐Ÿ™‚


‘The Spark’ video trailer

I’m sitting at my desk, enjoying a morning of perfect autumn weather – clear, sunny but crisp, and with no [great] danger of bushfire. It’s probably a little early to declare that fire season is over for another year, but I really think it may be. ๐Ÿ™‚

To celebrate, I’m going to share a video trailer about fire of a different sort – building fire. The video trailer goes with the novel, The Spark, by John Kenny. I wrote a review about The Spark here [I loved it], so it should come as no surprise that I was very impressed with the book trailer as well.

Produced by Kat Brooks, the book trailer uses a software application called Animoto to create a short video clip comprising still images, text, animation, and of course, music.

I think the book trailer works very well and showcases what can be done with a good ‘eye’, some software and a bit of imagination. And now, without further ado, I give you :

Happy Monday

or don’t worry, only five more days to go. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meeks


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