Friday Fun, Other Work & Brilliant Tutorials
If time permits, we like to experiment and learn new techniques on Friday’s. Posts shared here include our own tests, work for other clients and how to’s tutorials from the best in the content creation community.
Friday Fun, Playing With Screencastify
Experimenting with Screencastify for using screen grabbed footage in a simple video.
Screencastify is a Google Chrome browser extension which allows you to record your screen, face, voice, and more. We wanted to see how well it performed and can recommend it as a very useful tool since you can download and convert your recording into HD footage afterwards.
The only minor problem we had (and likely a config issue at our end) was that the audio was being picked up from the main speaker, so sounded poor. You can download this browser extension at https://www.screencastify.com
As a test, using Screencastify, we recorded the google search page for the wizard of Oz and titled our video ‘Google Easter Egg for the Wizard of Oz is simply awesome’. No more than 3 hours was spent on producing this video which went down rather well within the Reddit LBGT community.
To see this easter egg in action, simply visit Google and search ‘Wizard Of Oz’. A similar easter egg exists when you search for Thanos.
Song: If I Only Had A Brain. Artist: Judy Garland / The Munchkins. Writers: Yip Harburg, Harold Arlen
Video & Facebook Ads For DD Allen
DD Allen’s new ‘free to download’ promotional single ‘Seattle Lights’ is a richly textured immersive affirmation that rock music still has a long way to go.
The brief for this Facebook Ad was to create incorporate clips of footage, for the most part, filmed on a smartphone.
These elements were rotoscoped into the generic album cover artwork to create the slide effect and movement. In total three separate versions of this FaceBook Ad was created, each with different call to actions. ‘Out soon, download now and stream on Spotify.’
The version you can see here (peppered with a BoodleBobs presentation style) we share with clients to illustrate what can be created within a day’s work.
Song: Seatle Lights Artist /Writer: DD Allen. Website www.ddallen.com