Decided to try something a little different for a while. As always, made with Shotcut!
interested in how the text animation were made?
I see and hear heavy use of stock media. What are your sources?
Yes, I guess with a special programmed HTML in ‘Text: HTML’-Filter.
Used Storyblocks for most of it, and a few selections from Shutterstock as well.
Music was from the YouTube Audio Library to make sure there would be no copyright issues.
None of the Text Effects were done with Storyblocks. Some of them were done using After Effects on a transparent background which I pulled into Shotcut, and others were done following some of the tutorials that “Tux Designer” has on YouTube - which of course also uses an additional video track in Shotcut with a transparent background. I suspect most (if not all) could be done natively if I put the time in
Voice overs were using Google’s WaveNet service (Text to speech) and then edited in with Shotcut as well. So I generally was running around with at least two video and two audio tracks, and opening an additional one of each from time to time as needed. Let’s just say that I got real comfortable with making sure I locked all the tracks I wasn’t working with at any particular moment.
Thanks for this useful information.
I reckon I could produce a similar animated text effect to yours using text:html - this one, for example:
I’ll see what I can come up with in the next few days and post back if I succeed.
One thing I learned from your video - really fast transitions work well! (eg the first 4 in the opening 13 seconds). Good work @Ewan360
Hi @Ewan360 - success! I made a short animated text sequence trying to replicate the Chimpanzee effect in your video. It’s not supposed to copy it exactly - and I added a snazzy ending where the text flies upwards…
Very short demo here:
Happy to share the HTML and also give more info as to how I did it… Just ask…
PS Got fed up with Streamable today (just saw black screens) so I made a new Youtube channel for short Shotcut demos for future examples etc.
I certainly would be happy to see you post your example of the script you created to do that! I’ve gone with bold font (which I assume this would also support) just to make it easier to read the text, but agree this looks close enough I could do it all in Shotcut for only a short time investment. Thanks!
I’m holding back on posting the HTML files while I do a bit of tweaking and experimenting with them. Watch this space though, I’ll post them asap!
Interesting video! I use Lisa (enhanced) from IBM for voice, which is free online, and further edit it in Audacity. It’s a great computer voice. I just uploaded a video as an example.Google Earth is a really great resource for overhead shots as well. My current project is filming the historic district in my city. Bradford Block: https://youtu.be/ur9A7V_a9aw.
@jonray This looks great! I would really appreciate if you shared the code (either now or when it’s tweaked). Good work!
Hi @stgtravels, I’ve uploaded the HTML file but I started a new thread so as not to hijack this one
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