Posts Tagged animoto

PuddleDucks in the Snow

Kids love playing in the Snow and kids in their PuddleDucks love it even more. We are very grateful to our customers who have sent us some lovely photos of their kids, wearing their PuddleDucks gear out and about in the snow. We have pulled a few of the photos together and created this Animoto video. Enjoy!

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New Sun and Beach Video

We recently put together this new video showing some of our new Sun and Beach gear. This video was constructed from our photos using Animoto – which is a great site for making attractive videos from your photos.

Our Sun and Beach range includes children’s wetsuits, UV tops, UV suits, UV hats and beach shoes. Check them all out here.

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Making Video without a Video Camera

Creating your own video content online is a great way to increase brand awareness, drive traffic to your website and increase findability for your site or service. Shooting and editing video is getting easier all the time but there are other ways to get video content online without picking up the video camera.  

Here are two sites we have used to create video content for the PuddleDucks YouTube channel.

1. Animoto

Animoto creates video from photos. It couldn’t be easier. Just upload your selection of photos, select the display sequence, select a few of the photos that you would like to be specially highlighted and select your music soundtrack. Hey presto! You have your video.

Here’s an example of one of our own Animoto videos.

2. Xtra Normal

The tag-line of Xtra Normal is “if you can type then you can make movies”. It allows you to create video with animated characters speaking the lines that you have typed. You can also change the camera angles, add sounds and add character gestures. It is so easy to use and fun to make.

Here’s one we made earlier …

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New Fleeces Video

I haven’t done an Animoto video for a while. I went back a few days ago and was reminded how great it is at putting together a video from selected photos. This time I used some photos of our range of kids fleeces. Here it is:

You can see all our videos on our YouTube channel here.

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On the Beach Video

Our latest Animoto video – a compilation of some of our PuddleDucks photos taken on local beaches.

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High Viz Video

This is our latest Animoto video showing our range of high visibility waterproofs.

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To see details of our high visibility range click here.

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Animoto – Turn Photos into Video

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.

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How it works:

Sign up free on 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.

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