One Year Oracle SocialChat - The Movie

You’ve just watched – hopefully – my first short movie. Thank you! Here is a bit of the back stage story.

About 6 weeks ago colleagues from SNBC (Social Network and Business Collaboration) announced a Social Use Case Competition. It was expected to submit a video of 2 to 5 minutes duration on the Social Enterprise (our internal phrase for Enterprise 2.0). Hmm – I had a few vague ideas, but no script – no actors – no experience in film making. Really the best conditions to try something!

I chose our weekly SocialChats as my main topic. But if you don’t do Danish Dogma cinema, you still need a script. Hence I played around with the SocialChat’s archive, and all of a sudden a script and even the actors appeared in front of me. The words that you have just seen are weekly topics. Slightly abridged and rearranged to form a story.

Exciting, next phase. How to get it on digital celluloid? I have to confess I am still impressed by epic. (Keep in mind, epic was done in 2004.) And my actors – words – call for a typographic style already. The main part was done over a weekend with Apple Keynote. And I even found a wonderful matching soundtrack among my albums: Didge Goes World by Delago. I picked parts of Second Day and Seventh Day. Literally, the rhythm was set, and I "just" had to complete the movie. Tools used – apart from trial and error: Keynote, Pixelmator, GarageBand, iMovie.

Finally I want to mention that I am extremely thankful to BSC Music for granting permissions to use the tracks for this short film! Without this sound it would have been just an ordinary slide show.

Comments:

Hi Matthias,

I love the presentation. I would like to do a similar one for EMEA Presales Center with the subject "Social media tools @ Oracle" as part of the action plan for SLAM program.

The video was created with Apple Keynote?

Cheers,
Marinela

Posted by guest on December 16, 2011 at 03:29 PM CET #

Yes, I used Keynote because I could "Record Slideshow" to manually synchronize the animation to the music and "Export" to create an mp4. Final editing was done in iMovie, e.g. adjustments between movie and soundtrack, adding a few sound effects, and creating the closing credits.

Posted by mprove on December 19, 2011 at 07:08 AM CET #

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