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Bing presents the Xtranormal Film Festival Contest
Xtra-what? “If you can type, you can make a movie.” A revolutionary approach to movie making presentations that builds on an almost universally held skill typing. You type something; and it’s turned into a movie. On the web and on your desktop. (http://www.xtranormal.com/about_us/) Utilizes a wide variety of 3D characters and settings Set-by-step storyboard component turns you into the director, producer, and writer…all at once!
Why Use Xtranormal? Because it’s so much more than just making animated movies! A fun tool to practice functional language for presentations, testimonials, giving the news, creating a commercial for products or services, interviews, hosting a talk show, a sitcom, and more! Creative outlet for visual learners or as an artistic medium for otherwise uninteresting topics. YOU are in control of what goes into the movie- making process, and as an end result you receive a quality visual to showcase your hard work!
Xtranormal in the Library! Turn a favorite book into your own 3D flick! LPL’s own Xtranormal Movie Night Social networking opportunities ‘Like’ or Retweet Xtranormal movies made by, in, or for your library! Pass it on…teach your friends!
How it works Step 1: Create an account at www.xtranormal.com (don’t worry, it’s free!) Step 2: Select ‘Make Movies’ from the top of the page, choose a collection, and number of actors you’d like to use
How it works Step 3: After the collection is generated, go through the tabs to choose set, actors, and sounds/music
How it works Step 4: You’re now ready to fill in your storyboard! Use the toolbar (pictured below) to input camera angles, gestures, pauses, sounds and more!
How it works As you progress through the storyboard, Xtranormal provides several options to preview your work, while making it just as easy to save and publish.
…And now you have a movie!Movie by Jessica Smith for LIS 2326 Digital Storytelling assignment, Summer 2011
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Contact Jessica Smith Reference & Instruction Librarian, Lorain Public Library (555) 123-4567 firstname.lastname@example.org