As you can see, for a first effort you can achieve very respectable results and it’s a fairly straight forward procedure to get your characters walking around the set, interacting with props and looking at the camera. What makes it even better is that it’s not as complicated as you might imagine because Moviestorm have already done a lot of the groundwork for you.
To go into things in more detail, the movie creating process is broken down into six stages, namely, building your set, creating your characters, directing the action, filming, editing and finally rendering the finished scene, and although you initially have to go through a learning stage, once you learn the ropes the menus are well thought out and easy to navigate your way around.
There are loads of actions and gestures available to assign to your characters, from the obvious ones such as walking around the set, talking to each other and sitting down, to more specific gestures such as slouching, laughing, sighing, scratching their heads, shaking their fist or your characters can even act out the act of being snowballed or shot at. You can also instruct the characters on what mood they should adopt from a long list of options including happy, sad, angry, romantic, etc. As you can see Moviestorm is crammed full of absolutely loads of options and you’ll generally find that whatever you want your character to do there’ll be an animation somewhere in one of the menus for them to do it.
Finally, once you’re happy with all the aspects of your movie you can select how you wish to render it choosing the frame rate, screen resolution and you can even opt to optimise it in 3D for use with 3D glasses. Even after your scene is rendered though, you can still go back and make changes to your movie so Moviestorm is brilliant from a flexibility point of view.
As you’ve probably realised by now, Moviestorm opens up a number of possibilities for amateur movie creators such as creating videos for marketing or promotional purposes or just simply having fun. As already mentioned I created a promo video featuring characters from my book How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy, so for an author Moviestorm provides the ideal chance to have fun recreating scenes from your book, but the possibilities are endless.
For example, for musicians Moviestorm would be an ideal way to create a computerised music video to promote your music or Moviestorm could also be used to produce training or instructional videos. In fact anyone with a product or business to promote would be well advised to give Moviestorm a look to see if it’s something which might be of use from a marketing point of view.