fun with photos

I have discovered a new online tool, and I love it. It’s called Animoto, and it takes your photos and turns them into a fun video. I quickly escalated from the freebie 30-second videos to the $30/year unlimited subscription. Because I have photos – oh MAN do I have photos. I inherited my mother’s collection of family photos … and she was both a genealogist and an amateur photographer, among other creative things. I’m currently scanning a massive history of family photos to share, and Animoto is making it a little more fun. You can even post your videos on Facebook and YouTube, or download them to your computer.

Now I’m beginning to think about how it could be used to share images from University of KY Island in Second Life or in other ways. If you want to try it, a free account will get you started. Once you enter your information (be sure to read and click the usage agreement) then follow the instructions to upload photos (or retrieve them from another site, like your Flickr account) and set them to music (they have several music categories to choose from, or you can upload your own). Have fun, and be sure to share what you create.

Here’s a little example of what Animoto can do:
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