Using Web 2.0 Animoto to Create Attention-grabbing Videos Renée Sawazaki EFL and French for Tourism and Hospitality Surugadai University, Japan Renee.Sawazaki@gmail.com Gail Hetler Site Director, East Bay Foreign Language Project Berkeley Language Center, UC Berkeley firstname.lastname@example.org CLTA Conference March 19, 2011 Animoto for FL Education Wiki: http://worldlanguageanimoto.pbworks.com
Lets get started!Today you will...1. learn about Animoto.com.2. learn how to create a photo-video.3. experience different applications.4. brainstorm a plan for creating your own Animoto photo-video.5. learn how to sign up for Animoto for Education.
Attention Grabbers Lets vote.... Which would grab your attention? – Method 1 – Method 2 – Method 3 And...the winner is...
Animoto photo videos!(We just had a hunch that would happen...)
About Animoto.com• Since 2005• Founded by former TV producers, musicians, etc.• Mission: To link professional production with amateur video creators• We all have tons of digital photos – What should we do with them?
How to Make a Photo VideoStep 1: Content Photos, video clips, textStep 2: MusicStep 3: Finalize
Step 1: Content1a Select pictures & video Upload from your collection Select from Animoto collection Retrieve from (Step 1b) another website
1b Retrieve Pictures from Another Website Upload an album from: Flickr Facebook SmugMug Picasa PhotobucketNote: Animoto will always ask for your permission, log in name and password to the chosen service!
Combining photos, video clips and text: International Festival in Japan
2: EditAdd more Add text Spotlight Rotate Duplicate DeleteShuffle (Step 2b) Note: Click and drag pictures & text to change the order!
3: Add & edit text A Click add text C Function key Type in text & B subtext T text box appears after photoNote: 20 character limit on top line & 30 on bottom
International fonts supported: Study abroad programsNote:Great Animoto collection of photos and video clips
Step 2: Music Select from Animoto collection Upload from your collectionNote: Animoto supports MP3 uploads
Step 3: Finalize Choose pace and length. Select opening picture.Give your video a title...and description.
Applications: Our ideasFor teachers• Lead into a unit – Hook; Comp Input• Closure – Prompt recap of contentFor students• Student presentation tool
Ideas from Jason Hsiao• Like a movie trailer• Use the best of the best• Less is more• Create a story arc: conflict or question• Show establishing shots• Make the viewer want to watch it again!!http://animoto.com/blog/insights/interviews/interview-jason-hsiao/
Applications: Your ideasFor the teacher:• What photos and video clips could you use to make an Animoto photo-video?• What is the theme?• How could you use it?For the students:• What project could you have your students do?
Animoto versionsFree (Lite) Education (Plus)• Unlimited # of videos • Unlimited # of videos• 30-second videos • Full-length videos• Cannot download • Downloadable • 480p (DVD) videos $3 each • 720P HD videos $6 each • Usually $5/month or $30/year, but free for educators and their students
How to Sign Up for Animoto for EducationIts as easy as 1, 2, 3!1: Go to http://animoto.com/education and sign up for a free account2: Apply for an Animoto for Education account Give directions and code to students once you receive it. Your account is good for 6-months: Renew after that.3: Make videos for your lessons while you wait for your account information
3. Start making videos Design a story or message Choose photos, videos and music – Its helpful to make a file of your collection on your computer before making the photo-video. Make a photo-video Download it to your computer Hints: – Use in a Power Point presentation (Can convert it from MPG4 to .mvp by using www.zamzar.com if necessary). – Save to DVD (http://www.dvdflick.net/ is a great for burning MPG4 files) Use in class!
Lets continue sharing ideas!Access and add to: Animoto for FL Education Wiki: http://worldlanguageanimoto.pbworks.com