My life at London 2012 started when the Marketing team asked me to deliver a new section of the Mascot website. It contains a series of Flash Games and the ability to dress the Mascots in outfits inspired by sport and the UK. Happily the Mascots and their fans have been delighted. I love the Beano series out now. Anyway this week to celebrate the launch of Mascot Music Maker, Finn and I made this;
I am just collecting the various comments (I like) on the Free Pixel film in one place;
rob_white “I’m prepared to be convinced, I just can’t envisage “free pixels”, they will always be bound even if the boundary is flexible”
Roghaydonmitch “Those of us with gifts and power to link imagination and technology could devote ourselves to making it freely available”
Net (on facebook) “My favourite bit.. “like so much silver dust”. Pause … Cheeky grin. Great!”
C Gyford (on facebook) “Free the pixels imprisoned in yet another horrendous miscarriage of justice!”
R Marr (on facebook) “Nice As Frank Herbert shows in his Dune books, when the form of technology surpasses its functional requirements strange things will happen!”
J-J Guest “Amazing – love the music and well done for getting that 281 frame effects shot done on time!”
D McAdam “I really loved the poetic quality you guys put into the script and the effects were very sweet, bringing the “freedom” to life.”
Just working through how I can add Title Cards with quotes in Final Cut Pro. In other editing tools I would have made a card in some paint program and then dragged it into the project. In the end I followed Guide for Dummies. This was after William Stopha showed me how to do this and then immediately forgot what he had said.
The hard part was managing the location where your text appears on-screen. This can be done by clicking the Origins cross icon in the Controls tab. Your mouse pointer becomes a red cross symbol, and you can then click anywhere in the Viewer window to reposition your text at that spot. However find the right spot is a pain. The easiest way is to do it by numbers and count from the left corner.