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Visual Animation - Suggestions Needed

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lowcountrygrits Calculating status...
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Aug 22, 2013 6:16 PM

I am working on a personal documentary project using iMovie 11 on an iMac. I'd like to open my movie up with a short (less than 2:30) visual animation but short of hiring an animator to do so, what applications are out there to help me accomplish such an introduction to the movie? I don't have the technical skills to accomplish this myself so I'm just trying to explore my options.


I love how the first 1:30 of this documentary starts (nice blend of photos with visual animation):


If I choose to go down the path of hiring an animator, any suggestions on sites to post for this freelance job?

iMovie '11
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Aug 22, 2013 7:22 PM (in response to lowcountrygrits)

    I would think you could do this with Apple's Motion app.


    If you decide to do it yourself, consider getting the video training offered by Mark Spencer at Ripple Training.


    There is a Motion discussion group at Apple Support Communities here.


    You might post your question there and ask if the regulars think this could be done in Motion and if they know where to find freelancers.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Aug 23, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to lowcountrygrits)

    Creative Cow is another site where you might find some Pros using Motion and similar tools.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,450 points)
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    Aug 23, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to lowcountrygrits)

    lowcountrygrits wrote:

    …  I need to find some other examples of "animation" clips I like so that I can convey a better sense of what my needs are.…


    your example shows 'pictures', but it is the same 'techniqué' as

    Kinetic Typography uses.


    And for sure, there are many tutorials for Motion 5 showing how simple it is, using Motions speciality 'behaviors'....


    … although, your example is no beginners task!


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