Big Bang is proud to announce the premiere of our first video, Poets in Real Life: The Job Interview. One of my mentors in this whole process of publishing and blogging suggested I use the site Xtranormal to create it. So that we did. Tell us what you think.
The Making of Poet in Real Life: The Job Interview
Xtranormal was pretty cool in many ways. It was not free, althought it claims to offer a free basic plan. But many of the animation sets you will need to choose, anything more than two characters and special effects...many of these things cost "points" which you will need to buy. On the bright side, points are cheap. My 3 minute movie above cost 400 points. The cheapest point plan was 1200 points for $10 bucks. That breaks down to about 3 movies at this level for $10. I may not use Xtranormal beyond that. Not sure at this point. I had a hard time finding two voices that could pronounce all the words (like "profudity" for the girl and "quote cheese in their crackers" for the guy). Also many of my browsers struggled with the video files. I had to rotate between Firefox, Explorer and Chrome.
Poetry for Professionals
A good article in Harvard Business Review, "The Benefits of Poetry for Professionals" from 2012.