I’m a big fan of Animoto – it does what it does really well. It’s very easy to turn your photos into a professional looking video. Here is the first one I made from a few of the hundreds of photos we have taken for the PuddleDucks site.
How it works:
Sign up free on Animoto.com. Then either upload your photos directly or point to your photos on sites like Flickr or Facebook. Select your soundtrack and hey presto – you have your video. It’s free to produce a 30 second video. Alternatively pay a $30 annual charge for unlimited full length videos. I did this as 30 seconds did not seem long enough. Once produced, the videos can be uploaded to Blogs, Facebook, YouTube, emailed and shared. You can also add text to videos. And there is a paid Animoto for Business service with added functionality which I will try next.
Overall I’d give it 5 stars – it is a great way for businesses to get into the video production and is another valuable tool in the online marketing armoury.