I’ve been enthralled and wowed by this new video making tool, www.animoto.com and been up late at night playing with it’s wonderful functions.
Animoto mixes pictures and music together and creates a nice mash, in minutes. It’s free to use and you can embed the video on your website, blog, myspace, facebook page, and basically anywhere one can put an html tag.
One thing is… I cannot get this rad song outa my head that I put in the mix. It’s kind of a U2 Meets the Cult meets the Grapes of Wrath (Canadian Rock Band from the 90’s) song, that just makes me FEEL GOOD listening to it. It’s by a band called Pure Dream Ladder and the song is “One More Day.”
Animoto has a sizable music license so you can play all these really cool songs in your video, with no permission needed and no music purchases needed, so that’s a nice savings feature and it gets the bands names out there too, cause they get a song credit automatically embedded into the video at the end. The music license does not really include many main stream signed bands, but that’s ok, there is enough emotional driven music in their catalog where you can find a song to fit any theme or range you want to push through your picture/video composition.
It’s amazing how you can take a cold and clean website, and add images and a song to it and how much life it instantly creates.
How are you doing in this area? Are your websites cold? Boring? Lifeless?
When I had my Midwest Super Conference, Bob Dale from Dalestudios in Eden Prairie, MN shot some fun shots of me and Izzy, my daughter just “kooking out”. We posed, kissed, smiled, did Karate Ninja poses and just had a fun time, letting it all hang out and cutting loose.
Other pictures were from Eric Farewell, from Blue Shoe Photography, out of Laguna Beach, CA.
You’ll see some of these new photos crop up over my sites in the weeks and months, as it makes me more human, than the suited fuddy duddy I was wearing before.
People told me I looked too professional and old wearing the suit… YIKES!
So, I went striped down, fun, casual and will be modifying my sites over time with the new pictures.
So, I want to know what you think of the new Who Is Jeff Mills page design. Here is a picture of the site, you gotta go there and experience the video. No optin required to just watch and listen, then come back here and post your comments.