You may remember a great piece of software called Xtranormal that allowed you produce videos like this….
Unfortunately Xtranormal’s been offline for over a year now. In the meantime I’ve been digging around for alternatives – one of which is Plotagon, available on the iPad. It doesn’t have quite the functionality of Xtranormal, but it does the job. Below is a brief video on the decline of marriage….
What I like about the Software….
- Firstly, limited options mean it’s relatively easy to get the hang of.
- It’s very easy to publish and share.
- You get a decent selection of settings and characters for free.
What I don’t like about the software
- It’s only available on the iPad.
- The above means it’s difficult to pre-script in word and cut and paste because you need to keep switching back and forwards between apps.
- It’s quite ‘clunky’ to use – especially when editing – with several second pauses between touching a part of the script and the key pad popping up, although this might just be my ancient iPad 2
- You can’t change the camera angles like you could with Xtranormal
- The characters are (at the moment) a little bland – I really liked the bears (especially the stripey one) from Xtranormal
Still, all in all, not bad for free!