Google+ Haband: January 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Video Update - Animation!

If you're into creating home movies and noodling around your computer with video and special effects, let me introduce you to a great online tool - Xtranormal! Here you can select from several character sets and background scenes. You simply type in the dialog, add in some hand and facial gestures and publish! The online version is free to create your videos, but if you want to publish them to a blog or YouTube, you have to pay a nominal fee. You buy Xtranormal Points starting out at $10 and use them to buy special characters and settings and to publish your final product.

And, it couldn't be any easier! In fact, Xtranormal's motto is "If you can type, you can make movies". Have a look at my first attempt below, as always, some feedback would be appreciated. Have fun and feel free to check in with any creations of your own. Happy editing!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New to - Video!

Hello, and Happy New Year!

It's been awhile so I wanted to check in and let you know that we're still here. In addition, I wanted to share with you a new feature to our web site - video!

Some very talented folks from our Art Department have been creating videos to showcase our products (Jen and Shavonne, and a myriad of aspiring actors from around our halls). We've been adding them to our web site as they are available and been Tweeting and FaceBooking the links, but in case you missed all that, I invite you to check out YouTube now to see what we've been up to. You can go to or simply go to YouTube and search for "Haband" and you'll find everything.

And in case you aren't familiar with YouTube, each video has a section for you to comment or give a "thumbs up" or "thumbs down". If you see something you like, please let us know. If you see something you don't, which I'm sure you won't ;) let us know as well.

Here are two of my favorites, but please head on over and watch them all!