ANIMOTO: HISTORY“It really doesn’t take someone from the entertainment industryto notice the disparity. If we’re to be totally honest here on thisblog thing, we’d have to confess that we just think there’s justso much random crap out there and much of it looks like athird-grader did it, right? (No offense to all our third-grader fans.Seriously. We still totally love your camcorder work, star-wipetransitions, and floaty heart icons.) So part of the inspirationbehind Animoto is to bridge this gap and build something thathelps people easily share create content that feels more likesomething you’d actually see on TV or, say, in a movie trailer.” - Jason Hsiao Animoto President & Co-founder As stated on Animoto’s blog, August 16, 2007
ANIMOTO: HISTORY“At its heart, Animoto is a video slideshow creation service thatallows photographers, businesses, and consumers to makeprofessional quality videos from their photos and video clips. Atthe base, is the Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology thatis programmed to think and act like a director and editor usingmany of the same skills that are used in television and filmproduction.” - T Michael Testi BlogCritics.com Read more from Testi at http://blogcritics.org/scitech/article/website-review- animoto/#ixzz1dEeJdyoU as posted September 19, 2011
ANIMOTO: HISTORY• Founded June 2006 by Jason Hsiao & Brad Jefferson • Went live August 2007• December 2007: Introduced groundbreaking MP4 download capability• May 2008: Won first prize in the Film/TV category at the SXSW Interactive Web Awards• August 2008: Ranked #1 on Facebook Applications• November 2010: Grows to more then two-million users• February 2011: Adds HD & boosts speed Information taken from Animoto blog 2007-2011 & from Mashable article by Jennifer Van Grove
ANIMOTO’S TWITTER• Animoto has multiple Twitter accounts., which they use to inform the public of new features of Animoto, connect to the public & promote Animoto. • Animoto’s CEO & Co-founder, Brad Jefferson (@brad_animoto) • Animoto & Education (AnimotoEDU) • Animoto (@Animoto) • Animoto Pro (#AnimotoPro)
CREATING A VIDEO• Choose which account you want. Lite (free), Plus, Pro, Reseller• Create your account by creating a user name, password and entering your email.• Animoto will send a confirmation email & you are ready to create!
CREATING A VIDEO • Pick the style you want your video to be. • If you only have the free account, your videos can only be 30 seconds long.
CREATING A VIDEO• Choose pictures or video from your computer, Facebook, a different social media platform or Animoto’s collection.• Free account has limited time for pictures.• Once chosen, images are lined on screen.
CREATING A VIDEO • Choose music from your computer or Animoto’s collection. • With free version you are unable to cut and slice songs. Must play full song for entire slide show.
CREATING A VIDEO• Text can added to your video, but both header and text boxes are limited by number of characters.• If text is added, it is treated just like a picture or video that can be drug and moved.
CREATING A VIDEO • Once your pictures, videos, text and music are in order, click produce. • Animoto will email you once your video is complete & you are ready to share!