Popcorn Maker is a free online tool for creating enhanced web-based video experiences. It is part of the ‘Webmaker’ set of tools from Mozilla that are designed to help everyone be able to make dynamic work on the web. Popcorn Maker allows you to do simple edits, remixes and mashups of online videos, and to enhance them with images, text, popups, links and info from Wikipedia and Google Maps. You can even incorporate 3D models, all in a layout that you determine and in sync with the video you choose.
To get started, head over to popcorn.webmaker.org. Then follow along with the video below. You’ll find that there are some pretty powerful aspects to the Popcorn Maker tool, and that with a little bit of time you’ll be able to create unique video experiences that go way beyond the standard players that we are used to seeing on the web.