BRINGING OUT THE VISIONARY
VIDEO AS A MEANS OF COMMUNICATION
It has been said that a picture is worth 1000 words.
Video can be even more powerful.
Is there a visionary inside of you?
Here are some tools to enable you to unleash the spirit within you.
DISCLAIMER: We have no commercial connection with any of the
companies or products listed here.
We make no guarantees about the safety of the files or programs that can be
Nothing on this page should be considered an endorsement of any action that
could violate international copyright laws.
CREATIVE FAN MADE VIDEOS
AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU COULD DO WITH THE
CREATIVE FAN MADE VIDEOS
DOWNLOADING VIDEOS FROM
Downloading the online videos that inspire you is a great way to kick start
your own creativity.
Some download programs require plug-ins while others don't.
A plug-in is an add on to your internet browser that performs a specific
ability, such as scanning for virus's or displaying new files.
Check out the programs below for further information.
DOWNLOADING WITH A PLUG-IN
Explorer or Firefox)
FLV FILE PLAYER SOFTWARE
CONVERTING VIDEO TO USABLE
FORMAT FOR EDITING SOFTWARE
Most YouTube download programs produce
files that are in the FLV format.
This must be converted to a format
like AVI to be edited. (Check your program for details)
These programs can also convert video
to be played on your Ipod or Iphone.
Creating Home Movies From Your
So how can you get started making movies if you don't have any
fancy equipment? Most laptop computers come with built in webcams these days.
Simply find the webcam program on your
laptop's desktop, open it and click the record button.
If your computer doesn't have a built in webcam, or you would
like a better one, check out the following links below.
Most desktop computers don't have built in webcams.
NOTE: Even if you already have a built in webcam, it is still
possible to add another one.
Also, most audio programs will automatically use your built in
webcam unless you specify otherwise.
Logitech Headphones, Headsets, Microphones and
RECORD VIDEO WITH YOUR PHONE
If you have a smart phone, chances are that it has a decent
built in camera.
The video quality in smart phones is getting better with each
It may not rival the quality of a professional video camera,
but it is good enough to get the job done.
Want to make an impromptu video in the woods? Capture scenes
from a protest rally?
Experiment with your phone's built in camera. Also, check out
the top apps for your phone's camera, many come with special movie effects.
Built in iPhone
Top Ten Camera Apps for iPhone
12 Best Camera Apps for Your Android Phone
IMPORTING VIDEO TO YOUR COMPUTER
IMPORTING FROM VHS OR TV
A DVD Recorder/VCR Will enable you to copy
any part or all of a VHS tape to DVD, as well as enable you to record from live
TV or RCA video inputs.
Most computer video editing programs can
read a DVD-R or a DVD-RW.
The following piece
of hardware can record from most video sources.
Pinnacle Dazzle Video Creator Platinum HD
IMPORTING FROM A COMMERCIAL (ENCRYPTED) DVD
(Note: We do not support a violation of copyright laws.)
SHARE VIDEOS ON THE INTERNET
YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK AND BLOGS
You don't need to appear on television or the radio to spread
a powerful message.
Spreading a message via your Facebook and blog is an easy way
to quickly disseminate information.
Check out the following guides below for more information.
To Upload A Video to YouTube
Upload a Video to YouTube With Your iPhone
How to Post a
YouTube Video on Facebook
How to Embed a YouTube Video
VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
Windows Movie Maker
Apple I Movie
AVS SOFTWARE (LOW COST)
AVS is a software suite that offers 18
different creative products.
This includes video, photo editing,
audio editing programs and more. All of the programs are designed to work
It's $59 for lifetime use, $39 for one
These are the AVS products we
recommend for the video recording process.
AVS4you Software Suite
MEDIUM COST SOFTWARE
Pinnacle Ultimate Studio HD
CyberLink PowerDirector 10
Sony Vegas Movie Studio 11
Apple’s Final Cut
CAMERAS WE SUGGEST
The Sony Cyber Shot is waterproof, dust proof and shock proof. A reliable
tool in unpredictable environments.
Can shoot in low light without a tripod.
USING VIDEO TO CREATE GREAT ART