Showing posts with label Remixing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Remixing. Show all posts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Use Weavly To Remix YouTube and SoundCloud

Weavly is a new service for remixing media found on YouTube and SoundCloud, and Loopcam GIFs. Weavly provides a simple drag and drop interface that allows you to search for, trim and combine tracks without ever leaving the Weavly site.

To start creating your Weavly video perform a search for video content. When you find a video clip that you like drag it to the Weavly editor where you can adjust the start and end times of the clip. Then move on to adding sounds by search for sounds and draggin them to the Weavly editor where you can again trim the start and end times. Finally, you can add some animated GIFs by searching for them and dragging them into the editor. You can repeat all of these steps as many times as you like to create your video.

Applications for Education
Weavly could be a great tool for students to use create year-in-review mixes of news stories. In reading Weavly's documentation it seems that remixing the news is one of their intended uses.

There are two things that I would like to see Weavly change in the future. First, I would like an option to search for Creative Commons works. Second, it would be nice to have an option to register without using a social media profile.

H/T to David Kapuler

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Creative Commons Licensing Comes to YouTube

Today, YouTube announced that they now offer video creators the option to label their works with Creative Commons licenses. If you choose to use Creative Commons licensing, people will be able to use parts of your videos and create remixes according to the Creative Commons rules. This means that people who want to create videos now have more remix options than they previously did.

The YouTube Video Editor now includes an option to search through the library of more than 10,000 Creative Commons licensed videos. To access the library just open the editor and click on the "CC" button to open the Creative Commons video library.

If you've never tried the YouTube Video Editor, it's quite simple to use. I have directions posted in the slides below.


If you're not sure what Creative Commons is, watch the following video in which Lawrence Lessig, one of the creators of the Creative Commons concept, explains it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Three Ways to Cut, Mix, & Mash YouTube Videos

This post was inspired by a request from a reader for a tool that can be used to mash-up YouTube clips. YouTube is full of great content that can be useful in the classroom (YouTube is also full of nonsense that causes schools to block it). Sometimes you only need to show a part of a video to illustrate a point. Other times it could be useful to string together a series of videos. The following tools can be used to cut, mix, and mash-up YouTube clips.

Disclaimer: Some of these tools might be interpreted as a violation of YouTube's terms of service. I'm not a lawyer so I'll let you interpret the T.O.S. for yourself and determine if you should use these tools in your school.

TubeChop gives you the ability to clip a section from any YouTube video and share it. This could be useful if there is a section of long YouTube video that you want to share with your students. One such instance could be if you want to show students studying public speaking a section of commencement address as a model.

Splicd is a service that lets users select and share a segment of a YouTube video. Splicd is a simple and easy service to use. To use Splicd all you have to do is select a video from YouTube, copy the video's url into Splicd, then enter the start and end times of the video segment you wish to watch. This service will be particularly useful for those times that you want to share only a part of a long video. Click here to see Splicd in action.

If you made mix tapes in the 80's, the concept of Drag On Tape will be familiar to you. Drag On Tape makes it easy to string together a series of YouTube videos and or sections of YouTube videos. Create your mix tape of videos just launch the Drag On Tape editor, enter a search term for videos, then drag videos on to the Drag On Tape timeline. You enter searches and drag videos as many times as you like. To trim video timings and string videos together just match them up on the timeline editor. Drag On Tape allows you to collaborate with others on a mix.

On a related note, if you have raw video footage that you want to edit or you have a collection of your own videos on YouTube that you want to edit, the YouTube video editor is quite easy to use. You can find the directions here.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
47 Alternatives to YouTube
Auto-captioning Available for YouTube Videos
Downloading Videos for Use in the Classroom
Free Guide - Making Videos on the Web

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Remix for Personalized Learning

Last week I gave a presentation (slides here) about free video creation tools that students and teachers can use in their classrooms. As a part of the presentation I discussed the ideas of fair-use and remix. This morning I saw that Wesley Fryer had again posted a video explanation of what remixing is all about in the learning environment. The video is called Remix for Personalized Learning and it was created in large part by Bob Lee.
Check out the video below.


On a related note, in the same post referenced above Wesley featured a video made by students in Florida to encourage students to read. If you have a few minutes I recommend watching Gotta Keep Reading.