Showing posts with label Go Animate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Go Animate. Show all posts

Friday, March 25, 2011

Three New Ways to Create Videos in YouTube

Last June YouTube launched a video editor for creating mash-ups of your video clips or editing raw video footage. This week YouTube introduced the integration of three video creation services. Now you can create videos using Stupeflix, Go Animate, and Xtranormal within your YouTube account. To use these services just go to YouTube.com/create and authorize one or all of the services.

I've reviewed all three of these video creation services in the past and each one is easy to use. Xtranormal and Go Animate both allow users to create animated videos without drawing. To create videos in Xtranormal and Go Animate users select settings, choose characters, and type the dialogues they want spoken. To create a video in Stupeflix users mix together images, text, and sound to make a slideshow-style video. Learn more about Stupeflix in the video below.



There are some limits to the free versions of the services offered by Xtranormal, Go Animate, and Stupeflix. Xtranormal and Go Animate charge for additional characters and some "premium" design elements. Stupeflix charges if you want to create a video longer than one minute in length.

Applications for Education
If students are allowed to access YouTube in your school, these new integrated services could be useful for short video projects. Students can work on developing and presenting dialogue through the creation of animated videos in Xtranormal or Go Animate. Stupeflix could be used to create book trailers.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Go Animate - Make Your Own Animated Film

Go Animate is a feature rich free animated movie maker. On Go Animate users can create animated movies by selected from a wide selection of customizable pre-made elements. Users can also upload their own elements like pictures or drawn images to use in their animated movies. Each frame of the animated movie can have many layers and timings. The movies that Go Animate users create can be shared in a variety of ways including email and embedding.

Below is a simple 13 second animated movie I made this morning using Go Animate.



Applications for Education
Go Animate is a great alternative to expensive proprietary animated movie making programs. Students can use Go Animate to tell stories and make presentations. Students might use Go Animate to make animated book reports. Students might also use Go Animate to illustrate a story that they have written in class.