Sunday, 5 February 2012

Make your very own Facebook Timeline Movie

The mystery behind the Timeline Movie Maker domains that were registered earlier this month has been solved, as Facebook announced the launch of an application under that name that allows users to create movies highlighting moments from their timelines. Timeline Movie Maker was created with marketing agency Definition6, and it will only work for users who have upgraded to the timeline profile.
After clicking “Make Your Movie” and granting the app permission to access personal data from users’ profiles, Timeline Movie Maker creates one-minute movies featuring highlights from users’ timelines. Once the movie is initially viewed, users can edit and replace images, videos, and check-ins that appear (they are chosen randomly in the first go-around), as well as select from various soundtrack options (original, nostalgic, cinematic, romantic, playful). And the completed movies can be shared via Facebook. So far, Timeline Movie Maker is only available in English, French, Spanish, and German. Timeline Movie Maker is also a lot less creepy than the last app we looked at that creates a short film from information in users’ profiles,
After the movie is done, you'll have the option to replay it or you can swap out the music for one of four additional soundtrack themes including nostalgic, cinematic, romantic and playful. Once you choose a new soundtrack, you have to press the "Remake Your Movie" button at the bottom of the screen. The app will then go through the motions to rebuild your movie. But in my tests, the music was the only thing that changed.
There is also a filmstrip at the bottom of the page that lets you change any of the photos you don't like with new ones. But you can't drag and drop or easily swap out your photos from Facebook. Instead, you have to keep clicking on the photo as the app rotates through your Facebook collection until you find an image you like.
Movie Maker also has a share option after the movie is finished playing, but it's entirely disappointing. The only thing you can share is a link to Movie Maker, there is no option to post the finished product to Facebook, Twitter or your own website. There is also no way to download the finished movie.
But if you want to have a fun look at some of your profile information that is only viewable by you and the people crowding around your PC's monitor, then Movie Maker is a neat way to experience your Timeline. What you think of it, leave a comment to this post..


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