Of all the big social media sites, YouTube is probably one of the most hardest to enter if your creative skills are limited. There’s a select number who create interesting, interactive and arty videos, while the rest of us can merely observe. In fairness, there’s a large number of people that create frankly bizarre videos, but that’s all the fun of YouTube.
However, they have recently extended their creation features, to embrace those who fancy trying their hand (or mouse) at animation.
The new features, over on include Stupeflix Video Maker (for sleek slideshows), GoAnimate and Xtranormal Movie Maker (probably a name you know from various virals.)
The downside of a move like this means we’re likely to see an increase in YouTube animations that are…well, a bit rubbish really. I fear the nation’s teenagers will recreate their teenage dramas in animation form.
On the upside, we might find the next Nick Parks. Which is good, I guess.
Are you tempted to become a YouTuber now?