In a previous post I wrote about using screen recording software to make web videos in case you hadn’t yet been able to adjust appearing in front of a camera. Aside from screen capture clips, one other option for the camera shy is to make slideshow videos. This is what a service like Animoto.com can do very well for you.
I’d been aware of the existence of the service for over a year now and my experience has been nothing short of fabulous so I thought it would be nice to share what I know about it now. I know there are other services like this but they can’t hold a candle to Animoto.
As I said, the service can help you whip up stunning slideshow videos, complete with background music and background graphics. Videos all render in HD which makes them look all the more impressive in video sharing sites like YouTube. Some say these kinds of videos are nothing more than glorified Power Point presentations, but who cares when the videos look so good.
If you want to try out the service, you can signup for a free account where you’ll be able to make 30 second videos for free. If you want to create full length videos, you can go for their paid options.
Here’s a sample video made from Animoto.