Making videos is the most memory intensive program done on your PC or phone. For a long time making videos could be frustrating, challenging, and costly. But more and more tools are now available for us to make great looking videos painlessly. And in fact, many of these tools even create videos on their OWN! This works by having videos created automatically from the photos and videos you are taking. Also what was once something which could only be done on your PC has now become commonplace with smartphones.
This blog post will give you some of the more popular tools which you may want to try out.
1) Google Photos
This is my photo storage and management software. Its FANTASTIC and along with being the best tools for photos it does let you make videos pulled from up to 50 of your own photos and videos. You will also get notifications that it has made videos FOR you based on your recents photos, so start shooting more!
2) Adobe Spark
This is more than just a video creator and used to be known as Adobe Voice. Spark can be used on phones, tablets and even in the browser. One of the biggest issues though with Spark is that it requires users to be 13 years old. Many teachers create a class account for students to use to get around this restriction.
3) Adobe Premiere Clip
Yes… Adobe as two programs to use for making videos. Premiere Clip is a stripped down version of their powerful program on the PC called Adobe Premiere (and Premiere Elements is a cheaper version; these are some of the “industry standard” tools used in broadcasting classes in high school throughout the country)
This app called Premiere Clip lets you “Create and edit amazing videos right on your mobile device with Adobe Premiere Clip. Then send your work to Premiere Pro CC on your desktop to refine it with the same video tools used by professionals.”
4) Quik - Free Video Editor by GoPro
“Create beautiful videos with just a few taps. Editing has never been this fast—or this fun.”
These can be made on both iPhone & Android and I have only experiments a little using it. The finished products do look slick and were quite easy.
This is a service which has been around for sometime. They do let you make great videos and in years past I used this for making great end of the season slide shows for some of the sports teams at my school. … The pro service is a bit pricy but there is an Educational account you can set up.
WeVideo is a cloud-based online video editing software which works on almost any platform; Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Chromebook. There recently changed their pricing model; so there is a somewhat limiting free option and a classroom account which does have a cost.
7) My Simple Slideshow
This is one of the wilder new video tools. You really need to check this out first.
Here is their description of the program “Teach the world. Use mysimpleshow in the classroom with your students or contribute to open educational resources. Introduce, summarize, and explain topics worth sharing.”
Here’s my example about Westward Expansion
One of the easiest and fastest ways to make a video. Here’s my Rocklin VB example
If you’ve seen the Prisma app and how it can turn your photos into pieces of art, this app does much the same but to videos.
“Make your video a piece of art!Time to change your videos completely. It's the era of new video technologies: start carrying your own Hollywood right in your smartphone!”