Last week I created a new Over and Out Petsitting video with original music in Garageband and iMovie. It's been a little bit of a journey. It took a little while to get used to all that Garageband and iMovie do. I had to watch a lot of tutorials and search the web for some answers, but the video came out pretty good. If I had to do it over, I would let the phone number stay up longer. I don't really expect to get clients from this video, but I wanted the experience of putting the video together with original music I created in Garageband. Okay, it wasn't completely original. Garageband comes with a wonderful set of music tracks. I used three background tracks and then I recorded my voice, using different channels and effects. The WOOF WOOF in the music is actually me saying, "WOOF WOOF" into my hands and then lowering the pitch. I think the overall effect is entertaining and I enjoyed the experience. I recommend playing around with Garageband. It's free and fun and you might discover some hidden music talents you didn't know you had.
I've been looking at animation programs for a week or two. I've seen other videos that do it and frankly I always enjoy those videos. I guess that's the kid in me. I bought the CrazyTalk Animator 2 over the free online Animator, which is still an amazing animation program, but it didn't do what I wanted. I want to make my pet photos talk, remember? CrazyTalk does an impressive job of making a 2D photo talk by syncing it to audio you record in the program, but it's also a powerful 3D animation program that comes with libraries of objects and scenes. I was hoping to take a CrazyTalk Animator 2 seminar today, but it was moved to next week. I'm excited to get into the program. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube that I'll be watching.
Hmm. What should my pet photos should say or sing? Maybe I'll post a photo one week, gather dialog suggestions from viewers, and then post the animation the next week? Suggestions welcomed.
Stay tuned. Woof! Woof!