Video Trailer for Crimson & Cream, with some DIY tips . . .


Video Trailer for Crimson & Cream

For all you DIY'ers out there, here's how I made this video for free (i.e., at no cost to me):

  1. I used Windows Live Movie Maker software (but any good movie editing software will do).
  2. I used CCFinder (free version) to locate online photographs that are free under the Creative Commons (CC) license.  Obviously, you can also use your own art, which I did as well.
  3. I used Photo Pos Pro to edit enhance the images I used (this is an optional step).
  4. I selected a song from the excellent composer Kevin MacLeod, who has a large collection of royalty-free CC licensed Music available at Incompetech.com.
It takes some trial-and-error to get the music to sync with the photos, but with a little tinkering, it's not too hard.  I spent an evening after work putting this together (roughly 3-4 hours, I would estimate).

Basically, all you need is movie editing software and images and music that you can legally use.  I chose Kevin MacLeod's music because I really liked it; however, there are many artists available on the internet who have royalty-free music available for download (just Google 'royalty-free music,' but please read the license terms and conditions to make sure your intended use complies).

Here's a good link for free photos:  http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000845.htm

If you have questions, let me know, and I'll try to help.