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Slideshows are boring. Your images are not.

Animoto 100% Kick AssWith all that’s possible with TV & film these days, how is it that we are still in the “next slide please” stone age of image presentation?

This question prompted the guys at Animoto Productions, a bunch of TV/film producers and techies, to lock themselves in a room and nerd-out. Their mission? To make the type of stuff they did while producing shows at MTV, Comedy Central & ABC available to everyone. Their first release, Animoto, does just that.

Animoto users simply choose which images they’d like to display and a song. Animoto then produces a fully customized & unique video to them. Produced in a widescreen format, the result is a video that has the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.

Welcome to the end of slideshows.

Best of all, no two videos are ever the same. Ever. Even videos generated with an identical set of images and music selection will each have an entirely distinct set of motion design. Sharing them is easy too, as they can be emailed, downloaded, and embedded on websites including social network sites like Facebook and MySpace. Continue reading

I’m Sorry to Everyone Who Knows Me But…

I would like to make this public apology to anyone who knows me. Everyone who knows me, knows my musical tastes. I have tastes that fit my age nicely. Well something happened on Saturday night…

I had just knocked up a nice chicken curry (low cholesterol kids, so don’t worry). I sat down in front of the TV (something a bit rare for me I know). I watched a bit of Michael Palin’s Europe then turned over to watch XFactor.

Then it happened. Continue reading