Flixpress

Website review by
Michelle Kitt, Common Sense Media
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Easy way to create short, original videos online.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 3 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids can learn to produce original videos in a simple setting. They are empowered with the freedom to choose content and edit text, but the limits that are in place my stifle some creativity. Adding a "best of" showcase, a movie-making forum, or even 3D graphics and animation tutorials would help engage kids who have an interest in video production. Having these or other additional features could boost Flixpress’s learning potential. Kids will enjoy making videos in a snap, as long as they prefer speed over the fine details.

Positive Messages
Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

Video templates range in price from free to $5. There are optional upgrades for high-definition resolution ($1) and extended hosting ($2 for 30 days). For a one-time payment of $50, users can upgrade to Flixpress Pro for access to advanced video production techniques.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Flixpress is a site for creating videos using templates. Production templates range in price from free to about $5. Kids can have plenty of fun with the free stuff, but if they want more, upgrade transactions are handled via PayPal or credit card (gift cards and codes are available). Flixpress encourages sharing projects through social media, email, and YouTube, but the choice to share is left to the movie maker. Video projects are royalty-free and Flixpress retains the right to use them for publicity.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bygtmalas September 27, 2015

intros oline

hola como estan
Adult Written byutsav s. May 30, 2017

SCAM!

Flixpress is a scam. I joined their site and they fradulently charged me $70 TWICE. When I emailed their customer service, they were rude and didnt bother givin... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old September 21, 2012

Not worth my time..

Insanely complicated to figure out. From what I can see, there are templates for everything. I didn't check it out, but while searching through the site,... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byAbleh September 2, 2016

What's it about?

Once kids register and verify their email address, they're free to browse and preview templates (video photoshow, animated promo, ads, jokes, and more). Customization options include titles, choice of pre-selected audio tracks, resolution, and hosting options (upgrades cost a dollar or two each). With video photoshows, kids upload the template's required number of photos, arrange their order, write captions, and crop them if needed. When finished, Flixpress processes the video and puts it in the user's account to view, share, or download.

Is it any good?

Flixpress makes it easy for kids to create upbeat, polished videos that reflect a little personal style. Even with automated templates, there are lots of text, image, and audio customization choices. The end products are short; about 30 to 90 seconds and some templates are intended as intros for products or professionals. Video photoshows allow a fixed number of photos; the maximum is 12 in the $2 template. These limits may not excite the next Scorsese or Spielberg, but Flixpress lets users download their videos for free if they want to continue editing on their own. Overall, Flixpress will draw kids who like to make videos but want to be quick about it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how music is used in movies. Music can increase drama or influence the audience's emotions. Watch a favorite movie and pay special attention to the music. What does the music make you feel about what’s happening onscreen?

  • Families can talk about what's safe to share online. Read our advice about creating and sharing digital media to help prepare kids to open up their creations to public comment.

  • What is the difference between sharing and stealing? Kids and adults can benefit from understanding the ethical and legal implications of distributing copyrighted content.

Website details

  • Genre: Creating
  • Pricing structure: Free

For kids who love online creation

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