April 30, 2012

videos with Animoto - Mom and Me - and GIVEAWAY

I just made a video that I can't wait to show you!!

First off, I used this new site called Animoto - well, new to me.  I LOVED it.

You pick your layout first - what type of template your pictures will be displayed in.  There are so many good ones!

You upload a bunch of your pictures - which for me uploaded super fast - and they'll pull pictures from everywhere - Facebook, Picasa, Instagram, wherever!  Then you just arrange them how you want, drag and drop style.  I couldn't decide on an order so I just had them "shuffled" so they're in a random order.  I highlighted a few pictures, which means they are displayed in the video for a little longer than most of the pictures.  You can pick music from them or upload your own.

We got creative and made this Mother's Day "Video Card" for the Grandmas - so fun!!  I will be emailing this out on Mother's Day.  It's less than a minute long, so it's worth watching to give you an idea of what you can make with a video if you think outside the box a little:

And then I pulled together a bunch of pictures of myself with my kiddos to give you an example of how you can make a Mother's Day Video from past pictures.  What a fun and unique present, right?!?  I know all moms/grandmas would LOVE to get a video.  I now need to work on more....

Want to see it - of course you do (ignore how my hair changes so much over the years...)!  It's not too long, don't worry.

Once you make your video, there's lots of sharing options just at one click, like sharing to FB, twitter, Pinterest, etc.  They make it easy for you!

When you go to check out Animoto, there are free options, but I have a coupon code for you to get a free full-length video credit - use the code: CleverFL 

And even better, I have a great giveaway - One of you will get a free one-year subscription to Animoto Plus - that gives you more features and options - wahoo!!

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post  and tell me "who are you making your video for?" -- that's it! winner will be picked on May 7th  at 9pm.  Good luck!!

Visit Animoto to create your own video slideshow as easily as I did! I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, and all opinions expressed here are my own. 

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

11 Fabulous Comments:

I've always wondered how some bloggers make those cool picture videos with music. I really like this option. The result for your video was so professional looking! Love it!

I would make a video for my hubby when he's in Korea!!!

I would make a video for my mom and my mother in law. We don't live anywhere near family so this would be perfect for the grandma's to see the kids more. I know it's not the same but they'd love it.

i'm literally loling at your kids video! they are so funny and cute! My parents are both turning 60 this year and we are making a video of all their old photographs! so this would be awesome!

I loved your videos!! Darling!! I am excited to get this program because we are expecting my very first grandbaby and it's a miracle. My daughter and her husband tried for a very long time & thought they couldn't have a baby but GOD said YES YOU CAN!! Now my daughter's mother in law-Dee lives in Michigan and so I would like to make a video for her of the beginning of the pregnancy through the showers and THEN when our precious grandbaby comes, include those pics and videos also so she will feel like she was there!! The day the baby is due is May 14th. Thanks for the reccommendation of this website!! I would LOVE to receive this video if I lived in a different state so I am so excited to start it for her!! LOVE your blog.. Marita

Thanks sooo much for showing this!! I am going to have to do it to!!

I would make a video for my grandparents. They live far away so we hardly ever see them.

I would make a video of the holidays for our family out of town, so they can join the fun!

What a fab site and program!!! I usually bumble around on Windows Movie Maker oi! Thanks for the giveaway!! xo

This is great! Thanks for the code, (I'm headed over right now to check it out).
Thanks for sharing!

I've made a video on Animoto for my husband for Father's Day before, but I would make this one for my girls using pictures from our beach vacation last summer.

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