vi714 Making of the Gyros Burger Puzzle Video
In late July 2021 software was released that allows the user to upload an image and then create puzzles from it.
It struck me that a series of images created from this software could be imported into a video editor. When “animated” they could create an effect that was relatively novel.
I tried with both a white background and a blue background.
The images created are below.
The original “714 format” video can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/videoinitiative714
Popped into a canvas measuring 714 x 820 pixels produced the web page version here https://vi714.com/vi714-gyros-burger/
Then popped into a canvas measuring 1920 x 1080 for a Youtube version here https://youtu.be/QNvo4dcDW_o
vi714 gyros burger blue images
The images were used to create a video which was added to a web page on https://vi714.com
This allowed for the qr code to be generated:-
Which, in turn, was added to a link image for use on Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media channels where the timelines provide for rectangular clickable images to be added to posts.
The video was then set in a canvas suitably sized for Youtube and another for Instagram.
On 29th July 2021 an online software to create puzzles from static images was launched by Robert Borsuk. Its key selling point was creating printable products. Products that encouraged manual dexterity and puzzle solving – especially in children. But – I am Chris and I run vi714 – so I asked – Why not? Why […]
The question I revisited on 24th July 2021 was “why must one be constrained by the “industry standard” sizes for videos”?
That led me to returning to the silhouette or “cut-out” overlays for my vi714 format videos…….and the image of a question mark.
The resultant video was uploaded to the Video Initiative 714 Facebook Page and a link shared to LinkedIn.
It was then repurposed for use on a web page – “vi714 do you ever ask why“
The choice of background colour (hex #232426) was to approximate to Facebook’s dark mode colour palette.
The video found favour and several people messaged complementing it.
It was suggested the dark background, white question mark and the “not?” in the dot at the bottom could become iconic.
So were born some images……….in keeping with the vi714 theme…
Starting with the original vi714 question mark silhouette the url https://vi714.com was added.
Then followed that image embedded in mock-up scenes……..