Posts Tagged ‘Animoto’

More Handmade Revolution Making Meets Art Journaling [VIDEO]

November 13, 2011

Ready for Revolution Book Cover by Eva Miller

To celebrate and honor all the awesome revolution making happening in my workshop ready for revolution, I put together a short video montage dedicated to the fabulous and inspiring art journaling that has been created throughout the last 8 months as part of Dirty Footprints Studio’s art journaling playground 21 SECRETS.

I sincerely hope, like me, you are moved by the hopeful, positive, and good vibes bursting from these pages and the intentions that workshop participants have thoughtfully crafted, released on paper and into the world as part of their personal, handmade revolution:

I know I’ve said it here before, but I continue to be so honored and in awe by the art, reflections, and support exchanged in this community and look forward to seeing more revolution making in 21 SECRETS until the end of this year.

Much gratitude to the 200+ participants who have joined ready for revolution, the amazing art journalers who have shared their art here, and again to Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio for connecting us all together in such a fun and creative space! Thank you!

More coming soon about plans in the works for revolution twentytwelve!


Ready for Revolution Art Journaling Workshop Trailer

June 6, 2011

In celebration of  last week’s news from Dirty Footprints Studio about 21 SECRETS‘ registration being extended until October 1 and that this art journaling playground will now be open until January 1, 2012, I had some fun updating the trailer for my workshop ready for revo’lutionCheck it out and enjoy!


21 SECRETS is an ONLINE, self guided, art journaling workshop where participants will receive the opportunity to learn different techniques, methods, and approaches to art journaling from a group of 21 artists through January 1, 2012. Registration is open until October 1, 2011.

My workshop ready for revo’lution will empower you to use art journaling to  explore concepts of transformation, creating change, and invite intentions of new possibilities through the power of collage, mixed media, journaling prompts & more.  Embrace your revo’lutionary spirit to imagine, create or reclaim your ideas into action!

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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