I love the lightweight and easy interface on Lumen5. It has a low barrier to entry, but it also has the same, flat ‘automaticity’ of tools like Animoto. It is still not nearly flexible enough with its tool set (text, filters, music, images).
Zeega, on the other hand, is funky and messy. When you watch it you are part of the agency of the piece. You have to advance the frames on your own. Sometimes that means you have to watch it more than once to get it. This quality makes it utterly different than any other media tool I have ever used. Con? I am dependent on a failing open source tool that no one supports except one kind, good friend. I suppose that is part of its charm.
If you want quick and dirty, then go for Lumen5. If you want nuance and serious artistic choices and agency, then Zeega is the easy winner. Hey, why not have both?
Japanese handmade paper of Kyoto Kurotani kurotaniwashi.jp Film by Kuroyanagi Takashi http://www.polar-design.jp/ Music by Kurachi Martha kurachino.tumblr.com/ ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ (撮影・編集) 畔柳尭史 http://www.polar-design.jp/ (音楽) 倉知真麻 kurachino.tumblr.com (協力) 黒谷和紙共同組合 京都工芸繊維大学 中野デザイン研究室
Found a neat little hack. Put “gif” in front of any youtube vid and it will take you to gifs.com where you can extract gifs. I liked the five below. You can turn on the sound for each gif by click on the sound icon inside the image. It is fun to turn them all on and watch the passing show.