I had a little fun with a “new toy” this weekend .. I was playing with the site http://Animoto.com .. it’s a site where you can make a short video for 30 seconds, in about five minutes! It’s quite simple to use – here’s the promo video (it’s been around for a while)
I personally found that 30 seconds was not enough to present a statement or visual promotion of anything, so when I created an account – I upgraded to a $30 “All Access Pass” for a year. There are also full commercial licenses available up to $249 per year. I found that although it takes about 5 minutes to actually make a video, I did spent much more time in the selection process of suitable music and appropriate pictures to be inserted in the video.
I Made Three Attempts
I thought I would create samples to show you what can be done with this program and site. The first if a promotional video I created to promote my PetLvr Blog site. Hopefully, I hope my message that if you want to find pet related information – you should come check out PetLvr Blog. The second attempt, was a personal video showing friends a little bit of our summer cottage at Victoria Beach, Manitoba. My third attempt was a tribute video – to my father-in-law Herb Konig, who suffered brain damage during a car accident last winter and will never be the same. The family has been trying to close down his business, and a lot of customers wanted to wish him well and, well I captured pictures hopefully to jog his memory. I think it turned out o.k.!
But – What do YOU think? Here they are:
My friend Polybore from http://BlogCatalog.com has created a new site to showcase all promotional videos created at Animoto .. so, if you end up testing this service out and creating your own video .. check out http://vidiblogs.blogspot.com/ and submit your video! Plus – if you decide to up yourself from a free account to a paid service, click the link from this site and you will get a $5 discount!
This might be one way to get a little extra promotion out on your site .. that’s light on the wallet.