Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quick Test of Animoto's New Video Features, Plus Excerpt of New Song

Animoto has been my tech-of-choice to convert comic stills into music video trailers. Yesterday, they added the ability to include video clips, so I decided to give it a try. I uploaded a handful of stray video files that were scattered across a few hard drives, plus "Virtual Life", a new fourworlds song demo.

My first impression is that good results with video require more planning than stills-only projects. Although the transitions nail the feel and timing of the music, the relative motion within the video clips must be taken into consideration. They've made it easy to create alternative versions with a one-click remix button. You can get a sense for the level of variation by viewing the two videos below.

I didn't forget about the Judge Your Neighbor worksheet. Stay tuned.

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