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|I tend to write short stories and prose poetry. I recently bought a new webcam (for Skyping in fact) and started playing with it. I have been using Windows Movie Maker which is free, fairly basic but very easy to use.|
When a reader reads the written word itself the relationship between reader and author is at its most removed. All stress, accents and intonations have to be inferred from what is written.
If the author reads the piece then they can add certain nuances which may lead to changes in how readers perceive it.
Making a video clip allows the author to top and tail the piece with pictures and music that may create a perceptual context. The author can then either record themself reading it or add pictures associated with the words. This happens all the time with drama of course though with film and theatre the imagery is chosen by someone other than the author.
Has anyone else tried making similar clips and uploading them to Youtube? How have you found this?
I realise it is a different art form than simply writing but I have enjoyed making the first two (very different) clips I have put on Youtube. My username there is the same as the one I use on POF BTW.
|Putting creative writing clips on Youtube - have you done this?|
Posted: 7/8/2012 11:09:01 AM
|Thanks HayYager - it is well done, do you know what software was used? Use of text effects are neat but couldn't do this in Windows Movie Maker. What I like about Youtube and free 'authoring' software is that it is very democratic.|