Sunday, November 30, 2008

005.2 Animoto: In a Word or Two, the Fun Continues

My favorite fun just gets better and better!

The folks at Animoto recently added the capability of adding text to your creations.
It does cost you a picture here and there if you are using the free 30-second version, but you can solve that by either paying the 30 bucks a year for longer ones or going after the educational "scholarship."

A few days before that, they added a preview feature so that you can look at the details of your pictures while in the design stage. A nice feature...especially if you are trying to decide which one or two has to go to make room for the text.

And now they are teasing that December 2nd holds another new feature...

Here is my not-so-great first attempt to use the text feature. The pictures are just pictures, but I will find another reason to use the catchy litte tune again!


Teacherninja said...

It is fun, isn't it? That reminds me: I need to do some more of those myself, thanks.

Busy Mom said...

Could you tell me the difference between animoto and photostory? I'm guessing that animoto has more of a selection of music. I watched the 60 second video on what animoto was all about, but thought you might be able to clarify the difference. Thanks!

VWB said...

Tall order Lisa. Animoto is a fancy image generator to me and Photostory is more of a production tool to allows you to control more of the varibles in the actual production. You can record into Photostory narrating the piece. Animto doesn't have that...yet! It is web-based; Photostory is software you have to download to use. They have many things in common but clearly in my mind are 2 separate wonderful things.
If you haven't tried Animoto please do. I think it will become clearer to you.

Busy Mom said...

Thanks, I'll try it and let you know!

Busy Mom said...

I see what you mean about photostory having more options and control. Animoto is pretty neat too. I made a short of my youngest son's 5th birthday. You can check it out on my blog!
Thanks for the help!

Of Life, Education, E-bay, Travel & Books said...

Great tune! I think it would fit in very nicely with my stacks and stacks of un-cataloged books!