Tools

Infographics/Visualization

Bitstrips — make your own comic strips (free app for iOS, Android, or Kindle)

Piktochart — easy infographics (free online)

Smore — online flyers (free online)

Inspiration — creates visualization and infographics (available at Music and Media Lab computers)

Wordle — creates word clouds out of your text (free online)

MakeaGIF.com — creates GIFs automatically (free online)

GIFs — making animated graphical image files from scratch with MPEG Streamclip and GIMP (free software)

Storify — collects and organizes information from all over the web, including tweets, GIFs, articles, pictures, etc. (free online)

 

Image/Video Editing and Annotation

Adobe Photoshop — photo/image editing software (available on Cox Hall and ECDS computers)

Picmonkey — easy photo/image editing (free online)

VoiceThread — image and video annotation and commenting (free account online, must register)

Jing — create and edit screencasts (aka, recordings of your computer screen) (free download)

Mozilla Popcorn Maker — easily annotate videos by adding pop-up text, create a simple remix or slideshow (free online)

[in]Transition — has lots of examples of video essays for inspiration

 

Video Production and Editing

Mozilla Popcorn Maker — easily annotate videos by adding pop-up text, create a simple remix or slideshow (free online)

iMovie — inexpensive video editing software for Macs (available at Cox Hall, ECDS, and check here for other locations)

Final Cut Pro — video production and editing software (available at ECDS)

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Premiere — including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Audition, and Premier Pro (available on the two lynda.com computers at Woodruff Library)

Borrow cameras, microphones, and other equipment from the Music and Media Library

[in]Transition — has lots of examples of video essays for inspiration

 

Audio Editing

Audacity — sound editing software (free download)

Adobe Audition — sound editing software (available on the two lynda.com computers at Woodruff Library)

Borrow microphones and other equipment from the Music and Media Library 

 

Web, Gaming, and Design

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Premiere — including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Audition, and Premier Pro (available on the two lynda.com computers at Woodruff Library)

Scratch — create simple computer programs, animations, or video games (free online)

GameMaker — create video games without programming (free software)

Flowlab Game Maker — create simple games online (free online)

Sploder — create simple games online (free online)

 

Interactive Stories

Racontr — make interactive stories with images, text, video, etc.

Twine — make primarily text-based video games or nonlinear stories