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October 24, 2010

Video Fun!

Filed under: Commentary,Humor,Software — Bob @ 8:48 pm

Recently Eileen needed some help with creating a video to promote the Canadian Booksellers Association “Independents’ Day” back on October 16th. She wanted to promote her favorite local independent bookstore in North Vancouver.

We are not professional film makers, but I figured that we could pull something together. My equipment was limited to iMovie and Quicktime, my iPhone 4, a tripod, and a couple of dogs as “extras”. After bouncing around a few ideas we came up with the idea of silent film style clip, as it wouldn’t require audio, and some simple Quicktime effects would mask the low-end video recording. In all, I’m really happy with the results especially since we made the whole thing in one evening.

You can see the full version here, or a version tailored for mobile devices here. The silent film concept worked but we needed a twist to make it timeless (you’ll have to watch the video to see what we did).

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