Animoji Karaoke/movielines how-to

  • Posted on: November 5, 2017
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Inspired by #AnimojiKaraoke, I made this movie lines version Sunday morning.

Animoji’s are only available on iPhone X, so that’s the main prerequisite.

– I screen-recorded (part of iOS 11 Control Center) a Pulp Fiction YouTube video, which I then Airplayed to my TV (using my iPad). Look for your favorite film or music. You could record your TV/PC screen using a Bluray/DVD you have or streaming service, you only need the audio.
– I practiced the speech, using Animoji in iMessages. Go full screen Animoji. Hardest part is getting the facial characteristics to work.
– Then screen-record the Animoji as you try. Record the different parts with different characters.
– Replay the Animoji video as you play the Pulp Fiction clip to see if it kinda matches.
– Then import the YouTube clip and your main Animoji character into iMovie (on you iPhone for example).
– Detach the soundtrack of the YouTube clip from its video, remove the video track, and match the video with your Animoji character’s speech.
– Don’t worry about the vertical screen recording format for now.
– Once you’re happy, export the main movie. Remember, you still have the second character’s Animoji screen recording.
– Then I used Pic Stitch* to bring both screen-recordings together, using a 2×1 aspect ratio, pinch to zoom into the character, making sure the other screen elements don’t show up. Make sure the second character’s lines match up with the soundtrack.
– Then upload! Different Social Media sites have different lengths of video though. Best maybe sent it to YouTube, and distribute that link.

iMessage Animoji screenshot
iMovie screenshot
Pic Stitch screenshot

* I initially used the free version of Pic Stitch, where you can’t remove the (white) borders. An upgrade allows you to remove the borders and make it more seamless.