Saturday, March 12, 2011

By: Rosalynn Locklear

There were a lot of web 2.0 tools that I could possibly use on a daily basis, as well as with my CBR Project. For this blog, I chose to review is a website that allows you to create animated videos. When you first log in you will need to create a user account, and from there you are able to create characters. After you create you characters, you are able to create different scenes, just like in a movie….it’s the same concept of iMovie.

There is a free version, which offers the basics, and then there is a plus package that you have to pay for, but you get access to more characters, backgrounds, voices, and props. You also get to earn bucks by completing certain tasks on You can take the bucks and buy some of the things that come with the plus package.

First, you will need to brainstorm an idea for the movie. Once you have a basic idea, you can choose a background for your scene. There are templates that you can use, or you can use a blank one. Then one is able to add characters. You can change the expression and movements of the characters. Then it’s time to add audio. This can be recorded through a microphone or pre-recorded. Or, if you’d like, it offers the option of text-to-speech. In this case, you are able to choose built-in voices that match your character. I thought this would be a great tool to use to retell a story, or an interesting way to teach a specific concept.

Click here to see what I made in!

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