Banish Boring Travel Slideshows

Travel TechYou took hundreds of photos on your trip but apart from your occasional upload to Flickr or MySpace, how will you share those photos with your friends? My wife scrapbooks our travels but they are more us than our friends and family. I’ve built slide shows with Photoshop Elements but they never quite reach the quality I desire.

Today I may have found the answer, Animoto is a new service that uses your photos and music to produce a professional quality video that you share with the people interested in your life. In their own words:

Animoto is a web application that automatically generates professionally produced videos using their own patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology and high-end motion design. Each video is a fully customized orchestration of user-selected images and music. Produced in widescreen format, Animoto videos have the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer. The heart of Animoto is its newly developed Cinematic A.I. technology that thinks like an actual director and editor.

The technology is still in Beta, so expect some teething problems but I think this could be the next step forward for content sharing. Check out my first creation: