I used Flash CS5.5 .. it works amazingly well. Being a first timer I had to figure out somethings on my own. I had to learn what fit and worked and what did not. I exported the video in avi. format however the video was short and I realized that my video was looped and some formats do not support that.. so i copied and pasted all my keyframes into the timeline until the video was long enough to go through the music that is in the video. I may have to switch the music due to creative commons however i thought i rendered it from a free source.. I guess when YOUTUBE tells me they can’t play my video then.. I will know! Some video tutorials are not reliable .. I had watched my first video and he didn’t talk about the layers in which will help you format all the separate moving parts and such later.. The video quality for avi. using YOUTUBE kinda sucks.. but the actual file is quite nice. I found this tutorial very helpful in creating my video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_D05lspjGQ he has three videos i believe… he does well with the step by step and creative ways to draw and such.. you can watch my Christmas Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQOpsMon_aA
Creativity comes from the old, new and forgotten. There shouldn’t be a text book on how to be creative. Creativity comes from the human perspective and imagination. Professionals look inside a box and make it a sphere. Meaning, they take an idea of everyday and turn it into something extraordinary and sometimes the other way around. Pro’s tend use stimulation, emotion, ethics in being creative. However, personally to me a pro is someone who has no idea what they are doing when they start a drawing, ad, sculpture or painting; its the ending product that makes them an artist or a creator.
Advice on being creative: Don’t set boundries or limitations. Observe the observant and everything in between. If something is ugly to you it may not be to someone else. Your brain is a wall your and imagination is what needs to break through it. The simple things in life may not be that simple. There is ART in everything.