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cashew
12-08-2008, 07:47 AM
So... Who's entered? Who's cutting it to the last minute :) ...

I'm thinking about it.. but I admit it, I'm not a great player/singer, but i think what the heck, what do I have to lose?

I'm also thinking I have a mac, I have the older version of iMovie.... I can do this...but... if I wanted dopplegangers singing/dancing/playing wii behind me, what program do I want to use?

Thanks :)
--the local friendly nut

SamWise
12-08-2008, 12:01 PM
I'm in with one, but I've got 3 weeks for the other two.....

Valerie
12-08-2008, 12:03 PM
I'm going to do one. But I can't start till Thursday, due to a hectic school/work schedual.

BluesDrive
12-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Working on my first one, but very tired and things are not going well so far

cashew
12-08-2008, 01:12 PM
Working on my first one, but very tired and things are not going well so far

You sound like me... I've enlisted my hubby to do some background vocals... Should be interesting.

tad
12-08-2008, 06:48 PM
I'm thinking about it, but I'm at the end of the SEMESTER THAT WOULD NOT DIE/END, so it's kind of sketchy.

seeso
12-09-2008, 09:35 AM
So... Who's entered? Who's cutting it to the last minute :) ...

I'm thinking about it.. but I admit it, I'm not a great player/singer, but i think what the heck, what do I have to lose?

I'm also thinking I have a mac, I have the older version of iMovie.... I can do this...but... if I wanted dopplegangers singing/dancing/playing wii behind me, what program do I want to use?

Thanks :)
--the local friendly nut

Dopplegangers cavorting behind you would require a program that lets you both crop the videos and key out a color (green screen).

iMovie might have third party plug-ins available for those tasks, but it can't do them out of the box. Final Cut Express comes with these features out of the box. This gentleman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61hjjDH3PsA) explains the whole thing rather nicely.

If you don't want to buy Final Cut Express, you can buy a split screen plug-in for iMovie.

Volume 4 of the Slick plug-ins (http://www.geethree.com/slick/index.html) is what I used for my Use Me video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZgUKXXrXBE).

Howlin Hobbit
12-09-2008, 11:19 AM
Volume 4 of the Slick plug-ins (http://www.geethree.com/slick/index.html) is what I used for my Use Me video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZgUKXXrXBE).

Boy, that and some way to do a "software zoom" would do it for me.

Alas, I don't have $50 to spend on such a thing and Santa's still pissed at me about the... well, never mind that.

Cool software on that site though. I may just have to d/l their little sampler and play with it.

BTWriter
12-09-2008, 02:37 PM
You could also do it with Adobe After Effects utilizing masking/rotoscoping, but it's none the cheaper. ;)

Aldrine Guerrero
12-09-2008, 10:24 PM
I've been debating if I should try this contest out or not. Seems like a lot of good entries so far and I'm nervous to just fall into the abyss of mediocre entries. They judge highly on entertainment value and that's something my videos really lack. I'm not too good with the fancy editing and making things "entertaining" to watch (just watch any of Julia Nunes' videos for a sample of what I mean) that's all Aaron's job.

I got a pretty cool idea for a music video for that song I translated called "Gitara/ukulele" I have a cool concept in mind... I just hope I can pull it off on video hahaha.

My personal fave so far is that "Rich girl" video. Man... that's got some mad props for entertainment value.

UkeNinja
12-09-2008, 10:40 PM
I'm nervous to just fall into the abyss of mediocre entries
He who continues what he does well, is a hero. He who goes beyond, may become a god.

This is something that Confucius should have said, but didn't. I am sure he would have, but he was afraid it might not stick. See?

Give it a go, be awkwardly funny, show your buns and combine that with a heartburning song. A person's worst limitation is being a perfectionist. But as far as entertainment value goes, remember: in the shadow of deach's baritone, we all strap sopranos. Perhaps you are better at musical, straight videos :)

SamWise
12-09-2008, 11:37 PM
show your buns

This is actually part of my plan for my third video. We'll see whether I go through with it.