Mozilla launches Popcorn Maker, a Web-based remix tool

This weekend at Mozilla Festival London, Mozilla launched its Popcorn Maker tool.

Based on the Popcorn.js library, Popcorn Maker allows users to pull web-based elements like video, text, images and maps into a timeline. This is an early version of the Popcorn Maker but it is promising because it uses open standards like CSS and HTML 5, is free to use and is browser-based. This sets it apart from proprietary tools such as Flash.

This is an example of what the young hosts of WNYC’s Radio Rookies made with Popcorn Maker:

http://popcorn.webmadecontent.org/y7_

You can remix the Radio Rookies’ piece here to get a sense of how Popcorn Maker works.

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