I am currently in the process of updating a couple of Mobile Media Making courses. I’m running a number of courses in various locations over the next few weeks. This means I have to play and experiment with apps that have either been updated, or that I’ve not used for a while.
Those that follow me on twitter will know I record and upload much more audio than video. Mainly because my workflow with audio is faster and requires much less bandwidth. That said, I do like to play with creating video and with so many apps making this quicker and easier I can see me doing even more of it in the future.
Today while knee deep in Keynote I thought I’d take a much needed break from my screens and have a play with the ‘trailers’ feature on the iPhone iMovie app.
With an inbuilt storyboard for each style of trailer, it’s very intuitive and super quick and easy to use. The video at the top of this post took perhaps 20 minutes to make. I think I could half that time now I know roughly how many clips it takes to shoot a one minute trailer.
I love the fact these digital tools don’t stop evolving. I’m certainly being kept on my toes. Over the next few months I’m running both ‘Video for the Web’ courses as well as workshops designed to show you how to share multimedia from mobile devices.
As I also attempt to evolve alongside these apps and platforms please let me know your findings. I’m particularly interested in developing alternative backups to the apps and platforms I use the most. Audioboo, Flickr and Foursquare to name a few.
Content creators rely heavily on the tools they love to use and often can’t bare to think about them not being to hand anymore. We passionately back up our data. Why not the tools we use in our every day digital creations?