Parents need to know that Video Star is a fun music video creation tool that allows kids to make original music videos for songs on their iOS device and share them via social media or email. Video Star records video only, and not audio, with numerous onboard special effects and upgrades available with in-app purchases. Kids get a unique music video of them dancing and lip synching to their song of choice, but not with their own voices. Video Star stores creations in-app, and kids can save them to their camera roll or upload to YouTube where a URL is generated to share via Facebook, Twitter, text, or email. Kids can access other Video Star users' YouTube video creations within the app, so while the app doesn't have a minimum requirement, it's best for teens who can grasp the app's somewhat involved interface -- and the responsibilities of sharing via social media.
Kids begin by selecting a song from their music library, then shoot video with or without effects. Users can "cut" at any time to make distinct video scenes. When shooting starts again, the app plays back the previous bit of the song, along with a 3-2-1 countdown screen, before it starts recording video again. This lets kids shoot numerous scenes while keeping the music and video in sync. Once the music video is done, teens can upload their creations to YouTube and share that URL in email or on Facebook or Twitter, all within the app.
Video Star is a great app for teens who want to create original music videos. The app's technology is sophisticated and gives teens powerful tools to direct -- and be the stars of -- their own music videos. While a little confusing at first, Video Star's interface is very responsive, and the onboard special effects and filters load quickly so there's little down time while making a video. Imagine Video Star at a slumber party, school field trip, or just on an afternoon hanging out with your friends, or even by yourself. In minutes, teens can create an impressive, original music video and share with family and friends.
Video Star gives teens the option to upload content to the web, so there are privacy concerns, and it encourages sharing on social media. Teens should carefully consider what they include in their Video Star music videos and where they share them. Teens should also think about the ramifications of copyright infringement since, ultimately, the soundtrack to their Video Star music video isn't their own.
Video Star is a multimedia application by Dashuai. The multimedia application allows simple video making for mobile devices. Users can have impressively edited videos shared online, ideal for gaining likes on social media platforms.
Video Star has bare minimal tools to make short video clips. On the other hand, users can still enjoy the videos that others have shared online. Anyone can both produce and watch video clips at the convenience of their mobile devices.
"Morning Sun" was issued as the third single from the record. In the UK, it was released as the official Sport Relief Single on 8 March 2010. The music video for the single was directed by Vaughan Arnell and filmed at Universal Studios Hollywood. "Morning Sun" peaked at number 45 on the UK Singles Chart, making it Williams' first single not to enter the top 40. Jude Rogers from The Quietus said that the song features a vocal "that shows what his voice really can do" and that "Even a middle-eight that nods towards the trippy oompah of 'I Am the Walrus' can't change a mood that is both grand but melancholy, epic but reflective."
Reality Killed the Video Star received a varied response from music critics. One review aggregater, Metacritic, gave it an average score of 64/100 based on its sample of 17 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". John Bush from AllMusic gave the album two stars out of five. He praised songs like "Bodies" and "Morning Sun" but felt that many songs "sound rushed and the performances lackluster". He concluded that the album is "not decidedly worse than 2002's Escapology, it's just bad in a different way. Whereas Escapology found Robbie disappearing into his own neuroses, this one is a hopeless mélange of satire and sincerity where, from song to song, neither can immediately be distinguished." Chris Mincher from The A.V. Club gave the album a C rating stating that: "Neurotically examining his personality quirks through decidedly unoriginal, un-quirky pop songs, Williams apparently wants to express his individuality with classic-rock reference points and frustratingly nonsensical novelty tracks."
Mark Sutherland from Billboard gave the album a favourable review. He said that it offers "string-drenched ballads, slick George Michael-style electronic dance-pop, Elvis Costello-esque clever wordplay and the slightly cheesy, supremely catchy MOR pop he made his name with." Sutherland said that "The end result may not be enough to convince America it's missing out, but expect this album to bring the already-converted back onboard in droves." Dave Karger from Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+ rating. Karger felt that although the album "contains fewer knockout potential hits than past efforts", it does feature "the two strongest soul-flecked tracks of Williams' career" in "You Know Me" and "Won't Do That", and that the singer "simply sounds fantastic with a horn section".Ben Hogwood from MusicOMH gave the album a mixed review, awarding it with three stars (out of five). He said that the "new songs reflect [a] safer maturity". Hogwood said that the album is "more like a big band version of George Michael's 'Older' than a funked-up 'Faith'" and that, although it has "a killer tune or two", the album is not exhibit the "same vitality of years ago." Talking about the production, he felt that "the orchestrations are layered on thickly in an attempt to bring some brightness to the grey." Hogwood concluded that Williams' "new found maturity suits his voice on one hand, but given his musical past it makes him a far safer proposition than he used to be."
Slant Magazine music critic Jonathan Keefe gave the album a mixed review, rating it two and a half stars (out of five) and talked about Williams' lack of success in the United States, calling him "one of the U.S. pop market's biggest missed opportunities". Keefe felt that the album featured the sort of "heavy balladry and slick adult-pop" that made Williams' earlier records unappealing to American audiences and suggested that by "downplaying [his] formerly irrepressible charm", Reality Killed the Video Star does not do enough to reintroduce the singer to the US pop market.Andy Gill of The Independent gave the album three stars out of five, commenting that "Williams' albums have increasingly come to focus upon the singer himself, which has consequently made them less and less appealing to those not entirely smitten with his charms." This sentiment was echoed by Rosie Swash from The Observer who also gave the album three stars out of five. She said that "Reality Killed the Video Star is littered with references to his fall from grace, most of which hinge on the premise that someone or something else is truly responsible for his diminishing popularity." Swash said that "If there's a theme here it's not obvious, but it turns out Williams can be quite interesting when he moves off the topic of himself." Swash concluded that the album swings between "mawkish strings and piano overproduction" and "flashes of genuine pop frivolity".
As Facebook increases its focus on video, a man who has already established himself across the social web is once again building up his audience, and online video content creators would be wise to take notice. DeStorm Power, who emerged as a star on YouTube before shifting his focus to sites like Vine and Instagram, is now paying close attention to Facebook, where he has rolled up more than 790,000 likes.
As a result, DeStorm now gets between 15,000 and 20,000 new likes each week and in the past month alone has racked up more than 10.6 million video views across just his latest 15 uploads for an average of 706,000 views per video.
If you don't have an actual green screen to use in a video, knowing how to digitally create one is a useful editing skill to have. It involves removing the background from a moving subject and replacing it with a solid green color.
Before getting started, you'll need to download the Video Star app. Keep in mind that you'll be prompted to purchase one or more packs to perform these green screen effects. Purchasing the Pro version gives you access to all the effects.
In order to apply a green background, you need to create it first. Note that it doesn't have to be green; it can be any color, as long as it's a color that isn't present in the video that you're editing. There are several ways to prepare the green screen on Video Star, and we'll go over a few here.
The color wheel isn't an official layer (as you can't import anything to it), but it can act as a first layer for this specific effect. Now, you can continue to import the video clip to the first layer (Layer 1 box). When you remove its background, what remains will be whichever color you selected from the color wheel.
You can also import a color on the first layer. In the Multi-Layer window, select Layer 1 > Color, and pick a color. This will give you the exact same results as the first method. Just make sure to import the video clip to the second layer (Layer 2 box).
Depending on the method you used to prepare the colored screen, import your video clip to either Layer 1 or Layer 2 in the Multi-Layer window. Tap on the layer again, and select Add Mask from the popup. 041b061a72