Animoto – the End of Slide Shows is a free web application that automatically generates professionally choreographed videos using their own patent-pending technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music yo!. The finished video is produced on a widescreen format and has the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.

With, you can create 2 types of photo videos:

  • Animoto Shorts (Free, but only 30 seconds long)
  • Full-length videos ($3 each)

Animoto Shorts are 30-seconds long and perfect for 10 to 15 photos depending on the beat of your music. The free Animoto Short is my preference. 30 seconds seem short, but have you noticed how short people's attention span is these days?

Here's an example of an Animoto Short video that I created using photos from a birthday party:

Creating an Animoto video with your photo images is really easy. And it's free for Animoto videos 30 seconds or less. Over 30 seconds, you'll need to pay a nominal fee, but don't get too ambitious yet. Start with the free version. Click video below to watch a video tutorial by Michel Laliberte.