Friday, December 17, 2010
I used XtraNormal to narrate a movie for my classes. XtraNormal is great, "If you can type you can make movies." So I came up with my script and based it off my PowerPoint. Creating the script is the most difficult part. I tried to imagine everything I would need to say to my students. Once my script was complete I used the simple "drop in" camera angles and body movements to my character. Once I was please with my XtraNormal movie I Published it. Publishing is another term for rendering or saving the raw footage as a movie file. It smoothes out movements and adds a bit of clarity and definition. What is cool is that you the user can "share" your XtraNormal movie directly to your Youtube channel. I downloaded mine using RealPlayer, then converted to use with Windows Movie Maker. Once in Movie Maker I edited the film with live action footage and some background music. I am going to use XtraNormal for more films in the future. Let me know how you are using XrtraNormal too.
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