GHB Productions wrote:
Ok, I feel offended. My dad is an experienced programmer and Apple Developer. He started back in his early years, and now has a job out of it. I'm not replying anymore.
Hey, GHB. Sorry for the...I'm going to say "strange" way you've been treated on this forum. Like you, I'm unsure about how safe Gimp is, and therefore use other software.
To answer your question, mouth animations using photo-editing software are extremely time consuming, and involve creating several different mouths prior to editing, each image representing a different sound. To add the mouths (and have them sync with your sound), add them on top of your raw footage layer in a VIDEO-EDITING software (I'd recommend After Effects or FCPX. iMovie doesn't work), and line them up with your sound clip.
You said that you're trying to have the mouths sync by adding them in a photo-editing software...This is inefficient, not to mention darn near impossible. Video editing software allows you to move the mouth to line up with your sound clip before exporting, unlike photo-editing software.
I know what I just said is confusing, but I hope it helps.