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  • #16
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    OK...I'm hooked!

    Less than five minutes to make this!!!

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    • #17
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      Originally posted by Greg Di View Post
      OK...I'm hooked!

      Less than five minutes to make this!!!

      http://animoto.com/play/JJraaNoleFLR...ce=share_email
      Yeah, this is pretty neat. But Greg, Hip Hop and decks don't go together! What is the best music for construction photos?
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      • #18
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        It's not Hip-Hop you old geezer....it's Techno!

        I just picked the first song I saw that wasn't crazy Spanish music.
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        • #19
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          Thank you Dustin,


          What an awesome tool. I hope it's the best $249 I ever spent


          ;-)
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          • #20
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            The pace seems a bit frantic, but it does allow you to show large number of photos. You have a nice collection to work with.
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            • #21
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              I like Allan's with the Latin music. Gives a feeling of an upbeat company and lets you show a bunch of photos. It's not like people are going to be able to do long close examinations of each photo on such a low-resolution video anyway.

              I'm glad you guys found animoto useful. I'm making some videos for my website overhaul (which is taking me too long), and have found animoto to take all the pain out of the process.
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              • #22
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                I'm in......http://animoto.com/play/goKDPPlUcEYI...ce=share_email


                Nice videos by all and thanks for the link.
                Last edited by Ohiobuilder; 10-28-2009, 02:18 PM.
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                • #23
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                  Originally posted by dmwyatt View Post
                  I like Allan's with the Latin music. Gives a feeling of an upbeat company and lets you show a bunch of photos.
                  I agree. I think. The beat is growing on me, the quick pace of the photos sort of ties to the music.

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                  On the other hand, there is this. http://tiny.cc/GE7fo
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                  • #24
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                    I found my head started bobbing around to the beat Allan, not saying thats a bad thing....just saying. :)

                    When I look at videos from Google or Jott or Smartsheet they are roughly 1 to 2 minutes in length. What is a good length or does it matter?
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                    • #25
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                      I had to make one.

                      http://animoto.com/play/lns9o9sg0vGWwD5tfwd44w#
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                      • #26
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                        Nice tune Josh =)
                        Geoff

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                        • #27
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                          With Animoto, what you could do is instead of using canned music (which is not working for any of you as far as I can tell..... develop a sound track in-house with a voice-over describing your service generally with some subtle music in the background. It's pretty much "dump everything in the bucket and see what comes out" so you don't have a whole lot of control... but if you knew your Animoto was going to be "X" seconds long, you could time the soundtrack accordingly.

                          Also - the speed of the transitions is annoying - the only work-around I can see is use fewer images in the same amount of time. The free version of this tool doesn't give you a whole lot of options -- can anyone say if the paid version is different ? (PS - I don't think I'd pay $250 for this... there are a dozen other ways to turn photos, text, and soundtrack into a YouTube video). It's a neat tool - it's too bad they don't let you do a "Pro" (unbranded) video on a per-use basis. I'd pay $10-20 for a one-time use to create something with my own brand.

                          I don't know if you guys realize this yet - but if you put the same 20 photos in... you'll get 20 different videos. It's all random That's a knife that cuts both ways, like anything else, you just have to learn how to work with it

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                          • #28
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                            Josh that is an awesome job. Is that one of your projects? Impressive indeed.
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                            • #29
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                              Ad/PR "Gurus" have actually been studying this in focus groups and testing, etc..ad nauseum. For every study where the 90 second video wins... you'll find one where the long format comes out on top. The same debate is true for blog posts, podcasts, how-to articles... you name it.

                              Good content of any kind has a beginning-middle-end... it summarizes what you're going to see or learn in the first few words or opening sequence.... it covers those points in detail in the middle... then it reinforces what you just saw or read or heard with a good ending. And if it's a sales/PR piece it should call for action "Visit us at..." etc. So I'd say the "right" length is whatever length is required to convey those ideas without redundancy or a lot of "air" - wasted space or extra words.

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                              • #30
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                                On a Mac.
                                iTunes for the soundtrack ---> iPhoto for the slide show (cue the soundtrack, it's integrated) ---> Publish to iMovie --->upload to your choice of web broadcasters or burn a disk in iDVD.
                                The part that takes the most time is sorting your pics. So, once you have pics chosen, and a soundtrack, it's very quick.

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