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Friday, May 16, 2008

The End of Slide Shows - Animoto

Animoto is a new, free, web tool for making professional quality videos from your images and music. Animoto is similar to PhotoShow in that it uses your images to create a video, but Animoto does not have the additional text options. The advantage Animoto has over other online video creation is that Animoto does the hard work of building transitions and timings for you. Making an Animoto video is a simple two step process, upload your images then select your music, Animoto does the rest for you.

Applications for Education
Animoto is a new twist on slide show presentations. Creating videos with Animoto is a simple way for students to create products that they can be proud of. A couple of my students are planning to build videos about China in which they'll use music from China along with images of China gathered from the Internet.

Here is a sample video I built on Animoto.