I created this project using a variety of different tools. I started by brainstorming with my wife some ideas about what I could do, and she helped me out by creating a sample story board. I liked a lot of her ideas and incorporated them into my final production.
The cartoons in the video were created using Bitstrips.com, a very cool site where you can create custom comics. Very easy to use and lots of flexibility, although I had to edit a couple of the comics using the GIMP photo editor.
The music I downloaded from Jamendo.com, which allows you to listen to music for free, and download many clips. I don’t know if any major artists are on it or not, but I’ve found some great music here, and even better, licensed under a creative commons license.
There is a clip from the first Star Trek movie I’ve included. I think this will be okay in terms of copyright under a fair use for education clause. It isn’t that long, and totally not necessary, but I thought including it might spice up my otherwise slightly dry video.
You can watch it below!