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Convert Text to Movies with XtraNormal

Convert text to movies with Xtra NormalIt seems that the way we view online information is continually evolving.  Luckily, so is technology.  At first, websites had lots of text.  But, that got boring.  Then, we added photos for a splash of color.  Nicer, but still not enough.  Static photos gave way to slideshows.  And now, videos are all the rage.  Luckily, with the evolution of websites and viewer tastes comes the evolution of technology.  If you're looking for a way to bring interest to your site, you might want to consider creating a video yourself.  But you don't have to step in front of the camera or even hire actors to do this.  You can convert text to movies with XtraNormal.com.

With the free XtraNormal account, you choose your background, whether you want one or two actors in the movie, whether you want them to be both men, both women or a man and a woman and even the type of voice you wish your actors to use (American accent, British accent, Australian accent, Indian accent, boy, girl, adult, etc.).  After that, you simply type in what you want each actor to say.  You can control the camera angles, actions, facial expressions, insert any sounds and create pauses wherever you want with each character.  If you want an even wider variety of options, you can pay for them with xtranormal points you can purchase.

What can a REALTOR(R) use this for?  Create a video profile on your social networks or website, a special holiday message, highlight a community in a fun, new way, talk about recent real estate news that your visitors may enjoy, share information that you think may be helpful to buyers or sellers or even create a fun "congratulations on your new home/the sale of your home" video.  This is definitely one way to catch a website visitor's attention and help you stand out from the crowd.

Here is a quick video that one of our team members put together using the free options on XtraNormal:

It's silly and fun, but can also be used as an inventive way to grab those potential clients' attention.  If you can type, you can create a movie.  Convert your text into movies with XtraNormal.

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around!

Comment balloon 10 commentsPamela Cendejas • August 12 2010 07:13PM

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This is fun stuff Pam!  I love watching these and I think we've made a few but haven't used them anywhere. Maybe I will!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 9 years ago

Pam ~  I have used it for fun!  Would be a great tool for a post that had a message which could be animated! 

Posted by Carra & Shae Riley, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 9 years ago

Pamela, this is great - loved your NASCAR video.  Thank you for sharing this - will definitely have to try it out.

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Hi Anna - They're obviously not the choice for all marketing; but they do have their place.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 9 years ago

Hi Carra - I like that!  It would certainly grab attention.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 9 years ago

Hi Kathryn - I have to give the credit to one of my team members for this.  It's funny, though.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 9 years ago

Another great idea from the master!  Thanks Pam!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 9 years ago

Hi Debra - Why, thank you!  The free version is limited but you can pay for a more customized look. 

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 9 years ago

I have heard of this one. But I better bookmark this one before I forget. My mind is sooo overload these days its not even funny anymore. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) almost 9 years ago

Hi Lanre - This particular free product is fun to use.  However, for a more professional look, you'll want to look into the paid subscription.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 9 years ago

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