Yesterday was the ceremony at Eye4You Alliance for the Tech Virtual Museum. We announced the winners of the best TSL Exhibit’ and we also reminded teens that there is still time to produce a video clip to submit to Museum for the June Exhibition in real life. I decided to take part in making a video to submit. I decided to do something different and use snapshots instead of using video.
A few days earlier I discovered the site Animoto where you upload your images to the site or you can download them from your flickr, facebook, myspace account as well as many more socal networking sites. (They offer a free plan with a limit of 30 seconds video or a paid plan for $3.00 USD per video or $30.00 USD a year for umlimted time.) You then sort the images in the order you want them. Once you have sorted them all out you can go ahead and add some free music available on the Animoto site,’ or if you have your own you can upload that.
Once you’ve added your music you give it a title and a description and Animoto does all the animating for you. Once its renderd you will be able to download the video in .mp4 format for you to upload to other sites and share. You can see my first video I made at http://eye4youalliance.youthtech.info/?p=646
Posted By Storm Basiat
I’ve been using Animoto for a little while in order to create short videos that highlight various projects. It’s a great way to produce something that’s really professional looking without needing to purchase professional tools and without having to go hunting for DRM free music. Any library that has photos of teen programs and services can easily create a movie for their web site that shows off what they are up to. Thanks Storm.