So, having just discovered the existence of Windows Movie Maker
, I've spent the last day or two playing around splicing together two of the trailers for Malificent into a single narrative
(There's actually a third trailer I didn't know about until the last moment that contrasts the original cartoon with the new live action footage and which has some new scenes the other two don't but by then I decided I'd spent enough time on the thing
I really wanted to use the voiceovers from the trailers but sadly once I'd stripped out the original music they sounded awfully tinny so I ditched them. I was also going for the song+trailer music approach at one point, and I almost managed to hack Bones into something serviceable using the perenially handy Audacity
, but given the way the beat and pitch changes in parts of the song, the shifting around of lyrics to fit the image created something that was too jumpy. So in the end I just went with Prelude -- recognisable from its appearance in one of the Bayformer trailers -- which by miraculous happenstance just needed a couple of bars cut out towards the end to fit reasonably well.
(Also, the fact that WMM doesn't allow you to step through frame by frame makes it hard both to sync music and more importantly cut the video accurately -- I'm sure there are a couple of stray frames still in there. But you get what you pay for I guess.)