Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Thing #39 Online Video Animoto

Animoto is very easy to set up, even if in the back of my mind I wonder what all these Web 2.0 companies will do with the demographic data they are getting from people when they join up. How often do people check the terms and conditions when they join up? It was also very easy to upload images and attach music, though the choice of music was a bit limited. I wondered if this was because of copyright, but then there is more and more music being published every day into the public domain under Creative Commons.

Meanwhile back at Animoto, it was extremely easy to create a video though I would have liked more control over how it looks and the sequence of images, but for 30 seconds of free video this is a minor quibble. It was also very easy to embed the video into this blog. You can even embed Animoto into your Facebook [Learning 2.1 Thing #60] profile and directly create a video from your Facebook photos. How cool is that! It is also very, very easy to do.

As with Scrapblog exercise, this Animoto video celebrates Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels. The BBC turned this into a mini series in 2000. For some unexplained reason it was not taken up on Australian TV, but apparently it is being released on DVD in zone 4 by Roadshow Entertainment on 4 September 2008.

Learning 2.1 Thing # 39

Learning 2.1: Online Video Animoto

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