The guys at Animoto.com have been nice enough to give me another set of FREE 3-month All Access passes to give away to five of you all. If you’re not familiar with Animoto.com, it’s a website that makes amazing video slideshows from your pictures. Upload your pictures, add your own soundtrack, it analyzes the music, and melds the two together in a way that feels somewhat like MTV video. You can either upload your pictures manually or send Animoto to fetch them from other sites like your Facebook account, Picasa, or Flickr. Adding music works the same way: upload your own mp3 or select a track from their growing library of music beds, including many Christian artists like Steven Curtis Chapman, TobyMac, and Jeremy Camp. For an extra measure of fun, you can remix the pics and music again and again to get other versions of your slideshow. No two videos are ever the same. It’s definitely worth checking out for transforming all your youth group pictures into very professional videos. In fact, here’s one I made a while back for our missions trip last summer.
Thirty-second clips are free, or you can upgrade to an unlimited All Access pass for $30/year.
OR, you can win a 3-month All Access pass to Animoto.com by contributing to MinistryQuestions.com. I’ll give away one All Access pass every Wednesday for the next 5 weeks to the top user on the Weekly Top User Chart (excluding myself and any previous winners). This chart is based on the number of points you earn. Although you can earn points by asking questions, posting answers, and responding to debates, the fastest way is to be awarded points from others on the site. This is done by rating each other’s questions, answers, and debates with the star ratings in the red division bar below each user’s response. If you think someone gave a good answer, give them some points! If you think they asked an excellent question, give them some points! If you see someone was awarded 4 points for a question, but you think it’s only worth 1, give them a one-star rating and lower the point value of that question. Points are determined by both you and your peers, so have fun!
Head to MinistryQuestions.com and join a community of ministry workers who will invest into your ministry as you invest into others.
Posted on March 10, 2009