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Editor's Note: Movie Making With Linux

Feb 11, 2011, 23:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

by Carla Schroder
Managing Editor

A happy confluence of events inspired today's Editor's Note: some funny YouTube videos, and a number of good howtos recently on making movies on Linux. There is a lot of good Linux/FOSS video software: movie capture, movie editing, and playback. Here is a sampling.

Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive
Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive, part 2
Editor's Note: Play Movies on TV From Your Laptop for Cheap
Making of Sintel Open Movie - Documentary Video
20 Open Source Movies You Can Edit and Redistribute for Free

Blender 3D 2.49: Quick Start
Blender 2.5: Creating a UV Texture
Introduction to Blender 2.5: Color Grading
Lighting an Outdoor Scene in Blender
Introduction to Blender 2.5 Color Grading - A Sequel

Making realistic characters for Blender with MakeHuman
Making Free Movies with Free Software
12 Unique Blender Tutorials Every Blender Enthusiast Should Know Of
8 Stunning Blender Made Short Films And Animations
Caught on Video: 2 Tools for Linux Screen-Session Recording
Add transitions with OpenShot Video Editor

Create Professional Videos on Linux with OpenShot
42 of the Best Free Linux Video Software

Blender 2.5 Materials and Textures Cookbook
Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering
Secrets of Cinelarra
How to Edit Videos With Avidemux
OpenShot – An Easy-to-use Video Editor For the Average Linux User

Essential Blender, Guide to 3D Creation with the Open Source Suite Blender by Ton Roosendaal, No Starch Press
is a first-rate introduction to Blender.

I'm easily amused so these YouTube videos may not be as hilarious to you. I love the "literal version" remakes and plan to try my hand at making one someday. It's harder than it looks; things that seem screamingly funny among friends don't always hold up when they're written down in a script. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version is one of the all-time most popular YouTube videos. It should be, as it is brilliantly written and performed.
Crazy Indian Video... Buffalaxed! transliterates the lyrics just as they sound, for example "You need a bun to bite, Benny Lava!" Check out the groovy jacket moves by the handsome leading man at the beginning.
Cat lover betrayed has weird cat sounds and great subtitles.