This video was sent to me by my friend Richard Boll, who works in and out of London as a freelance photographer. It’s hilarious (although *warning* lots of bad language – not for the faint-hearted!). The graphics are very low-tech which somehow adds to the humour, and the argument, that is being discussed. But more on the site “xtra normal” and their “easy to make movies”, later.
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Actually, the more I think about it, the more it needs to be in this post : so XTRA NORMAL is a site that allows ‘anyone’ to make a movie (as above) by just providing the typed dialogue (i think). Here’s the mission statement:
“Xtranormal’s mission is to bring movie-making to the people. Everyone watches movies and we believe everyone can make movies. Movie-making, short and long, online and on-screen, private and public, will be the most important communications process of the 21st century.Our revolutionary approach to movie-making builds on an almost universally held skill—typing. You type something; we turn it into a movie. On the web and on the desktop.”
How ironic, that the very argument that is being made in the video I have posted here, is the one being undermined by sites like this! Perpetuating the myth that making movies (or taking digital photographs) is as easy as a couple of button clicks!
Not that I think there is anything wrong with sites like this, and I’m not the one who’s going to lay down inthe face of advancing developing technology in an attempt to stop it…I just maintain it’s irony!