An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Fun With

Tangocherie has a new playtoy: As their slogan says, it's the end of the slideshow! What you can do with their amazing software, is to make a video of your photos, complete with lots of special effects. Think Ken Burns on LSD. You can make as many 30 second videos as you like for free, but need to pay $3 usd for longer ones. Animoto is also an application on Facebook, so if you already have photos uploaded on FB, it's extra easy to make a video, which then can be posted to your profile.

At will, you can "mix up" your video, add or subtract photos, change the music, while the previous ones are saved.

My only quibble, and believe me it's a small one because I am totally in love with this fun and useful site, is the music. You have to use their music due to the rights and permissions issue, which is ok I guess, they do have different genres, but there is no tango. An extra cool feature is that the photos are displayed in time to the music; and the faster the music, the more photos shown.

Here's the 3 minute promo video I made.
Please let me know what you think.


Mari said...

I loooooove animoto!! I've made loads of videos (just the little shorts) on their site. too much fun! I do wish they had more music to choose from :(

Katie said...

I saw your video the other day (I think you had posted it on Facebook?). I thought it was really cool, and although the music is not tango, I thought it suited the photos. Two thumbs up!

tangocherie said...

Sorry if I've bombarded folks with my precious video (yes, it's on Facebook!), but I want everyone to know about this fabulous site!

Señora Capone said...

Love the vid!