I have a very simple, one-off animation task, which is to illustrate some basic network concepts through a two-to-three minute Youtube video. I have some scripting experience for videos, but no particular graphical chops: what software should i use? [more inside]
I'm a member of a psychedelic rock band, and none of us are so good-looking or stage-charismatic that we'd want to be the primary thing people stare at. So we'd like to do the video-projection thing. But... we're not so into the classic hippie-melting-colors look, or the collage-of-spaceships-and-mushroom-clouds-and-wise-indians thing. What we'd really like, I think, is some simple geometric shapes, slowly morphing and transforming in hypnotic ways. Like a screensaver, only not lame. Any suggestions for the best way to do this? [more inside]
Help me find this video or gif that I can't seem to locate with google. Sometime in the past year I've seen either a video or an animated gif where someone made a hack that put a male character skin on a female video game character. [more inside]
There's a video I'm trying to find - like a flash animation or maybe a youtube thing, from 5-ish ~ 10-ish years ago. All I remember is that it had like, geometric shapes that moved around, and the narration was a stream of consciousness thing, and the only part of the narration I remember is "this is why you drink." It was the kind of thing I'd expect to see on Boing Boing, maybe. Anyone have any idea at all what I might be talking about?
I'm looking to create a short video (~30 seconds), to explain and promote a smartphone app/game. Both time and budget are quite limited. [more inside]
There were two animations I saw years ago pre-youtube that have stuck with me, but I no longer have a link to the animation itself, or even name. However, I'm pretty sure I originally found these animations here on metafilter. One was a live-action city being invaded by fun animated characters. The other was a Japanese Red Riding Hood-esque animation (much more animation than this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oEhxd16f0A). So if you can help me figure out what these are from my loose recollection, I will be amazed. [more inside]
I recently saw a great animated piece expressing exasperation (that I share) with the anti-vaccine, pro-feelgood-pseudoscience crowd. It was from Australia or New Zealand (maybe somewhere in the UK?), it rhymed, it was clever and stylized in a way I want to reference to an artist friend. Ringing any bells for anyone, or have the vaccines rotted your brains, too?
What video camera and other equipment would be good for capturing a RSA Animate style whiteboard animation? I'm on a budget, so cheaper is better. [more inside]
I am trying to find an old (80s-90s) animated short called "Salami Night Fever". [more inside]
If I was to go from zero to learning one tool/software for professional 2d video animation and editing (creating simple animation/transitions and splicing live/animated content) what should it be? [more inside]
Can I Convert Video Footage to Animation? We are making a video documentary about college students and their attitudes towards dating and sex. Much of the documentary involves one interviewer interviewing different people on the same set. As you might guess, many of the potential subjects are reluctant to speak candidly onscreen, BUT, most of them will consent to their voices being used…I am wondering if there is some not-crazily-expensive way to take a video interview and, using some kind of software, animate it, turning the interviewer and subject into animated avatars. The animation does not have to be super super high quality—a fairly simple avatar for each of the people onscreen will do…We have a lot of technical and post-production people on the crew, so someone involved probably has access to almost any software program available…Any help—especially specific programs or plug-ins—would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Valentine's Day video: I'm a really babe in the woods with video, but I'd like to make a loving video for my real babe in the woods, if you know what I'm saying. I'd like to add animated, circling, twittering birds, as an overlay to my video. You know, the kind cartoon characters see when the get hit on the head with a mallet or stove. [more inside]
Looking for an animated film that went viral a few months ago. [more inside]
What are some good English-language TV shows for toddlers where the characters aren't speaking in overly affected voices? [more inside]
Looking for outstanding examples of animations and videos that explain a difficult-to-understand concept or topic. Not KhanAcademy-type, but rather interactive Flash works or videos with 3D animation. [more inside]
I need to animate text (short quotes, one or two sentences each) for a video presentation. Are there any (free or cheap) softwares other than Keynote/Powerpoint that do this? [more inside]
I half-remember a music video from the early 90s (possibly late 80s) that featured stop-motion animation. Everything in the video was covered with what looked like magnetized iron filings. Does any one know the song and artist?
I love RSA Animate videos. What makes these videos so great, and to what extent can I replicate this process in attempting to convey information on complex subjects in creating my own online content? [more inside]
Please link me to great (yet simple DIY) animated music videos. [more inside]
Do you know this crudely animated stop-motion music video (or the song it is a video for)...can't remember the song, but part of the refrain is like "shake the house, shake the house" with female vocalist. Two characters standing outside of the house, with a nice tree in the side yard. I think its a love song or some other similar "you're crazy" kind of number but upbeat and fun!
How do I make an animation involving text, still photos, and music? [more inside]
I'm looking for a particular video clip of a CGI animation of a biochemical process. [more inside]
Flash animators: When I export my flash cartoon to quicktime, moving objects leave behind horrible artifacts. Apparently I am not the only one with this problem. If Flash's quicktime export is so crummy, how do the professionals publish their cartoons to video? [more inside]
Looking for a good animated Biblical DVD for my five year old. [more inside]
What's the easiest way to create HD-quality (1080x) animated maps for use with video? [more inside]
Art teacher / animation project / OS X 10.5 : I am using Handbrake to rip portions of DVDs into digital files. I would like to edit these files with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 into 2-12 second segments. I need a little help figuring out how to do this properly, please. [more inside]
I bought some stock video footage of a dog on a green background which I plan to chroma key out. Then I want to morph seamlessly into a graphic - still with the background masked out! And I want to do this all in Flash! For my Christmas Card! Not a total newbie at all of this - details inside. [more inside]
[video/printing filter]I want to take video from Final Cut Pro, export them, and then print them on a grid on paper. I know how to do the first part, but am confused about the printing. How do I do it? [more inside]
I want to find a video I saw on YouTube about a year ago. It was a short animation about a pig with a song in Spanish. What is it called? [more inside]
A few years ago I saw a music video with a female singer whose face had been blue screened into a animated scifi setting. The video was very cool despite its somewhat "Clutch Cargo" (or Johnny Chimpo if you prefer) vibe. Anybody have any idea what song it is?
Flash? After effects? Maya? Toon Boom? Something else? I want to make some very simple abstract animation videos. The simplest would be just full screens of solid colors fading slowly into each other. Slightly more complex would be the same full screens of colors fading into each other, but not all at once. That is, maybe start the fade in the center or corner, and slowly leak in the new color. Or another slightly more complex: The screen divided into multiple blocks of different color that slowly fade into other colors. Real simple, slow, mellow stuff. So, what's the right software for that? Thanks!
What is the best software that can be used to create a vector animation of a business process for use in a video? (MI) [more inside]
Could someone show this Linux n00b to use ffmpeg to convert a folder full of PNGs to an MPEG? The system I'm running doesn't have Mencoder, and I don't have root (it's a Dreamhost shell account). Thanks!
Please help me learn a few simple techniques in Blender. Including outputting an animation to video. [more inside]
What's the quickest, easiest way to turn a directory of sequentially numbered JPG files into a video file? Linux or Windows. [more inside]
How do I convert a (simple) SMIL file into an mpeg (or anything else I can upload to YouTube)? [more inside]
Name that animated internet meme [more inside]
I am looking for the title/artist/director of a 90s animated music video that takes place in space. [more inside]
Music/VideoFilter: Looking for the name of a music video with a Mexican Day of the Dead theme. [more inside]
I used to make little movies in Flash. Nothing big, just fun little projects. I'd like to start making them again, and was wondering if there are any alternatives to Flash. [more inside]
Video question: I'm working on some homebrewed video animation pieces on my mac. Basically, using matlab to output a stack of images that I then use Quicktime to turn into a movie. The final product of which will be burnt onto a DVD using iMovie and iDVD. Question: what resolution and framerate shoud I be outputting to prevent these apps from having to resample my movie, in either space or time? [more inside]
I am looking for short videos | animations that show good information design. They could be scientific, engineering, educational or even artistic, as long as they provide clear demonstrations and explanations about dynamic processes, and do so with some graphic / 3d / animation flair. [more inside]