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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

… so good.

One of my bestest blog and IRL buddies, Jennefer, pointed this little site my way. Have you heard of Animoto? It’s called “the end of slideshows” because you upload photos (or point it to a collection like Picasa or Flikr), pick some music, and then it renders a VERY cool video for you.  It’s like making your very own music video.  For Realz, yall.

You can create 30 second videos for free, pay $3 per full-length video, or get a yearly pass for $30.  You can get $5 off that pass if you sign up through my referral code.  Be careful though – once you create a 30 second video, you will likely want to purchase a full-length one.  I just did.  And judge for yourself how good the quality is.

So here’s “my” first creation, featuring the dogs that we’ve owned for the last 20 years. The music is provided unwittingly by the great and masterful Jonathan Coulton with a song I can’t get enough of called “So Far, So Good”.


And below, you can see the little honorific (or is that horrific?) video Jennefer made for me. I suppose it’s a tribute, but… hmmm, you can judge for yourself :). Um… Thanx, Jen. I think.

And lo, the people did comment thus:


  1. Robin says:

    That is pretty cool, I have a feeling I’ll want to use this after Ireland.

  2. martymankins says:

    Cool site. I may have to try it. The videos it makes are good quality.

    martymankins’s last blog post..Scooter Sunday #23

  3. BOSSY says:

    That was the best disco party Bossy ever attended.

    BOSSY’s last blog post..And Now For A Brief Parlor Game.

  4. Raganator says:

    Very cool.

    Nice tribute Jennefer!

  5. Evil Genius says:

    That was awesome! Wow, it really does a good job too. And how cool that Jen did that tribute to/for you. You both ROCK!

    Evil Genius’s last blog post..This Place is the Shit!

  6. Sybil Law says:

    I am telling you, my reader or my computer in general does NOT want me to see your videos, of any sort!!!
    I see nothing. 🙁

    Sybil Law’s last blog post..Thai Erd

  7. Winter says:

    I just do that in Windows Movie Maker for free. Not even published yet and I have trailers. HEH. BTW… Hall Dogs doesn’t sound like you mean it to sound. But it does sound cool… like Hall Monitors…

    Winter’s last blog post..Round Two

  8. whall says:

    robin, I think you will, too

    martymankins, yup, you started it all with my interest in vimeo creating better quality DITL’s and now I can create little animotos with good quality, too.

    BOSSY, BOWM-Bump-bump-DE_BOWM-bump-bump, de BOWM.

    Raganator, she’s awesome, isn’t she?

    Evil Genius, I agree on all four points you make.

    Sybil Law, I’m glad I was able to give you links via email. You’ll have to send me a screen shot of what you do see so I can figure out what’s going on. I don’t want my readers missing out!

    Winter, I’m an avid Windows Movie Maker user – it’s what I make my DITLs in, after all. But unless there’s some super secret new version out, it just doesn’t compare to what animoto can do. Photo Story 3 is also good (and free), and sometimes I create photo story animations that I use inside of Windows Movie Maker.

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