Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tip: Use for videos once your photos are digitized

Recommendation by is a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button. Users simply choose a song and images. Animoto then automatically generates a unique video for them. No two videos are ever the same. Many of the post-production techniques that the founders used while working as producers for MTV, Comedy Central & ABC are used in Animoto's patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an actual editor and director. The resulting video is produced in a widescreen format, containing the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer. Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

Traditional slideshows are meant to showcase individual photos that capture single moments, slowly transitioning between pictures one at a time. The guys at Animoto recognize that people have started to think differently about how they take photos with their digital cameras. They are thinking less like photographers of the past, who capture individual moments, and increasingly more like video producers who capture an entire experience through a series of images. Today it's not uncommon for people to take dozens, even hundreds of pictures at a time. Because traditional solutions like slideshows don't serve this way of thinking very well, new ideas for how to capture and share a whole experience are needed. Thus, the guys at Animoto are innovating new ways for people to share their stories and express themselves through media. They seek to bridge the gap between production value in what's seen with Internet video and what's seen in film and televsion today using the latest of cutting-edge entertainment post-production technology.

The company is scoring raves from the photo industry and beyond. Oprah Magazine just profiled the company and they made it on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine.

This is a great idea once digitally preserves your generations of analog photo memories. Think of what you can do to instantly make amazing video presentations from those images.

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