I am very excited to say that I have received my code for our free use of the Animoto website to create videos.
You now have 3 very good options on how to create your videos:
1. Photostory 3 - Take still digital photos and music to create a story.
Microsoft's Tutorial on How to Create a Photostory
Nice Tutorial on Youtube.com about How to Use Photostory
2. Windows Movie Maker - Windows Movie Maker 2 lets you create, edit, and share your movies right on your PC. It's easy to use, yet it provides powerful capabilities that rival those of expensive computer editing packages.
Great set of Tutorial Videos for Movie Maker
3. Animoto.com - Turn your photos & videos into pure amazing.
Animoto automatically produces beautifully orchestrated, completely unique video pieces from your media. Free, fast and shockingly easy. Check out Animoto here: Animoto I will be giving you a code in class that will allow access to the site for free! :)
Each choice is free. Each choice has some different strengths and weaknesses. Luckily you have the 2 weeks that we have the laptops in class to do some experimentation. If you are having any problems, see me in class or shoot me an email.