iPad films — adding subtitles

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May 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm #422259
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Hi! I am brand new getting into this hobby. I am hoping your expertise can point me in the right direction, though I am thinking what I’m after may not exist.

I am wanting to use my iPad to make some brickfilms. I am planning on using one app (probably Stop Motion Studio, though possibly Lego Movie Maker) to get the initial shots and then add some effects in iMovie.

I would like to add some subtitles, but I’m not finding a very user-friendly way to do this. None of the apps I can find for shooting the stop-motion footage seem to allow it; the closest I can find is adding in text cards, like in old silent movies. (A fun technique, but not really what I am looking for.)

Then, when I am smoothing everything out in iMovie, I can add text at the bottom, but it lasts for the entire length of the segment. I’d like to add multiple titles throughout the movie, so this means that using iMovie, I have to break it down segment by segment and re-add/re-cut each segment individually. Not impossible, but not particularly efficient either!

Has anyone used an iPad app that lets me just add multiple subtitles and set the desired run time for each one?

Thank you!

June 9, 2013 at 11:25 am #422596
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Galaxy Patrol

You probably have to add subtitles on your computer :/

June 12, 2013 at 4:21 am #422628
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Thanks, Galaxy Patrol. I actually got it figured out on the iPad, though I ended up using the Pinnacle Studio app instead of the iMovie app. I’m afraid that though I have several computers, none of them are quite up to snuff — I think I’d spend more time pulling my hair out at their slow speeds, so I’ll stick to the iPad for now, even though it’s not ideal :)

Here is a link to my first film, which should be showing up here once it is approved: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWKZCR67o0I

June 25, 2013 at 4:21 am #429854
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Galaxy Patrol

Oh, that’s great! Congratulations!!

June 26, 2013 at 2:50 am #429961
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John

Thanks.. more to come, hopefully!

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