You've "probably" seen a VH1 Pop-Up Video.
If you're anything like me? You probably laughed at a few of the pop-ups and wished you could "easily" make your own.
Well... now you can.http://www.bubbleply.com
You can take just about any video from the internet (think YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Vids, etc) and make your OWN version.
The pop-ups included some pre-set Clip Art (shoddy at best), a Cartoon Speech Bubble, Thought Bubble, basic Round Edged Plain Bubble... But you can also include an Images Bubble ( Images from your computer... ) A WebCam Bubble (I guess you could drop your own face in there to say something, I haven't tried it yet), and then the ever-lovely Sub-Titles bubble at the bottom of the screen.
Just about everything is editable. So you can drop something in and tell it to stay for 1 second... 20 seconds... or more. You can set transparency of your bubbles, make them link to other websites, change the text, colors, etc.
With the artistic power here at Pixel Joint... I was even thinking there could be challenges. Pop-Up Video Challenges.
BubblePLY has an option for Partnering. Which basically means that if Pixel Joint wanted, they could (free-of-charge) add a BubblePLY player so that users could put their BubblePLY videos straight into Forum Posts?
It's easy to use. Fun as heck. Widely distributable ( at the end of editing a video, you can press a button to post your video to your MySpace, MyYearbook, LiveJournal, etc accounts ). And FREE.
No sound effects (yet?). You can't download the Bubble Video. You have to point people TO the BubblePLY site or use a BubblePLY player on a Partner site.
Go have fun!
Satirize that one YouTube video that you always thought was too serious...
Or make your own YouTube video even better!