Video! Mozilla Event Menu

In preparation for the Mozilla Foundation All-Hands this week in Toronto, we were asked to make a video explaining what we’re working on. The goal was both to produce a snappy, visual artifact and to play around with Popcorn Maker, a web authoring tool for interaction.

Together with the talented Anna Lena, we converted the Mozilla Event Menu into a stop-motion video.

We had a lot of fun producing the video: we found a good iPhone app, iTime-Lapse, to take the pics, and thanks to Tom from Betahaus/Open Design City, we drilled together a tripod to hold the phone above our scene. Then, after a scavenger hunt to find all the props, we shot the video.

(Score! That’s the first time I’ve used the < video > tag on my blog.)

I hope to keep hacking on a Popcorn-ified version of the video over the coming weeks, plus the next iteration of the event menu, thanks to a lot of great feedback from the Mozilla community.

A huge thanks to Anna Lena for all the help and to Betahaus’ Open Design City for all the gear and the create, inspiring environment.

Music: “Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod / CC BY 3.0 Unported Video: “Mozilla Events” by Michelle Thorne & Anna Lena Schiller, CC BY 3.0 Unported

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