Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two Girls -UPDATED

A first pass at video creation with Windows Movie Maker. Cinematic art it ain't, but it looks like if you can navigate PowerPoint 7, you can navigate Movie Maker. This is a pretty hack job I did in a few hours. I'll be interested to see how I can improve things as I figure out what the hell I'm doing. Some of the transitions are still running a little fast.

Video is based on the unpublished short, Two Girls (I wanted to start with a story I didn't mind messing up). View below or go directly to my my YouTube channel.

Website address at the end is still, obviously, not live, but I've started adding it to things in anticipation of the day.

I'm still not sure if giving me these sorts of tools is a good idea or not...

4 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Debra L Martin said...

Hi Kameron,

That was very cinematic and powerful. A very sad tale...

My only comment on the video is there is one part in the middle where there is a lot of text - too much to read before the transition.

All in all, a job well done.


Kameron Hurley said...

Yeah, I think all of the transitions still happen too fast. I'm working on telling stories with less text, more images. It's a rough shift from one medium to another.

Kris said...

That was really, really good, even though you've mentioned it needs some tweaking. I found it more accessible than the short story - perhaps because some content had been edited out. Thanks for sharing your work.

Kameron Hurley said...

Thanks! Yeah, the story version kind of goes on and on with the "THIS IS ABOUT POLITICS! ISN'T THIS A TERRIBLE ISSUE! LOOK AT THIS!" whereas the "film" is... well, more about the story and less of bash-you-over-the-head parable.

It was fun stripping away the crap and figuring out what the story was actually about.