Bringing It to Life with Animoto

August 27, 2009

I have been experimenting with Animoto, the on-line application that allows users to easily create hip, fun, and creative videos. I have really been enjoying what it has to offer and look forward to lots more “animoto-ing”…

Here’s a break down from the Animoto website:
“Animoto Productions is a bunch of techies and film/tv producers who decided to lock themselves in a room together and nerd out.

Animoto’s web application automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Produced on a widescreen format, Animoto videos have the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.”

There’s also this brief Animoto How-To:

Just like the tutorial above describes, Animoto makes it easy to create very cool videos and share. You can send your video to your contacts via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, embedd on your website or blog and even export to YouTube. I started making a few videos using photos of my art with the freebie 30 second short option.

Here’s an Animoto video featuring some of my collages here on Creativity in Motion:

This week Animoto took the fun to the next level and introduced a new application that allows users to incorporate video as well. This includes uploading video via your camera, phone or using some from Animoto’s collection provided by iStockphoto and Getty Images. You can read more about this buzz here via the Social Media site Mashable.

Short 30 second films can be made for free and an unlimited pass that allows you to create full length films is available for an annual $30 fee. If you are a teacher or educator, you can apply for a free unlimited pass to share the creatvity and joy of Animoto with your students. Animoto also supports non-profits and other humanitarian efforts through their “For a Cause” program.

Currently Animoto is partnering with Search for Common Ground and inviting people around the world to submit Animoto videos that answer the question, “What does common ground look like?”. Check out Animoto’s blog for more details. It makes me wonder what I would put together….What would your video look like?

It’s nice to discover something that brings together many of the things I love in life: creativity, technology, and social good!

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One Response to “Bringing It to Life with Animoto”

  1. olahandford Says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I will into in more detail, but could be very helpful for my work too!!


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