Animoto is an easy-to-use website that allows you to create completely customized music videos using your own photographs. This is the future of animated slide shows; you'll never go back to PowerPoint presentations again!
After selecting a song of your choice and the images you want integrated in the video, Animoto automatically detects the pace of your tune and syncs the photos to display in rhythm with your music.
Step 1: Images
I signed up for the free service, and pulled together 17 photos from my last trip to Beijing. My files sizes were huge, so it took a while to upload, but if you don't mind doing a bit of prep work, shrinking the photo size before will cut down the upload time.
Step 2: Music
You can either choose from their sound library, or upload a song from your own computer. It gives a friendly reminder that if uploaded from your PC, to use a legit, legal version. Nice!
Step 3: Finalize
Add your title and description details. After that, there are tools that allow you to remix, send to a friend, upload to YouTube and post/embed.
Animoto Slide Shows (VIDEO)
1. Customized Music Videos - The trend of personalized, DIY music videos showcases a need for video editing software or platforms with easy-to-use interfaces for amateur creators.
2. Automated Slide Show Creation - The trend of automated slide-show creation using algorithmic music syncing demonstrates a need for AI-assisted presentation tools or tools for creating music videos with user-generated content.
3. Music-media Integration - The trend of integrating personal music taste with visual storytelling in videos suggests the need for platforms or channels for user-generated content with its embedded music and musicians in the industry partnering with such platforms.
1. Online Video Editing Tools - Online video editing software with amateur-friendly features can disrupt the market with demand for easy media creation tools by non-technical and casual creators.
2. Music Streaming Services - Demand for streaming music that is compatible with various video editing and presentation platforms presents an opportunity for music streaming services to integrate with these platforms.
3. Social Media Marketing - Social media platforms can partner with and promote user-generated content channels with embedded music to capitalize on uninhibited user creativity.