Taking a cue from Botgirl, I played around with the animoto tool, created a video of some of my sketches and a couple of pics, dropped in some music (“Picture Perfect” by Daddy is the Engine), and posted it to YouTube. (Don’t mind the poor resolution on a few of the sketches. This was more an experiment to see if I could put the piece together, with less focus on the quality of the images.) Botgirl whipped hers together in 15 minutes…took me 45 minutes (after converting tif files to jpegs). The bulk of that time found me trying to figure out how to drop a video into WordPress. Still haven’t figured that out…at least, not in a straight-line manner. Somehow, I think I created a widget of videos but I still couldn’t find mine. I did manage, though, to figure out that it’s easier, in this case, to post my animoto video onto YouTube. And easier still to nab it from YouTube to here. Animoto is a fun tool. Thanks, Botgirl, for blogging with it. I’ll definitely play around with it more.
Egads. Okay, so the code or widget thing just came through so I think I found it:
[clearspring_widget title=”Animoto.com” wid=”46928cc51133af17″ pid=”48ee0655d65f46a8″ width=”432″ height=”260″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”]
Runs more smoothly from the widget than from YouTube. For a little change, I remixed it…just to see. And yeah, you can even remix the layout and order of the images after you create it.
(Guess that means it took me more than a day and 45 minutes to figure this out…)