Here is the promo/teaser video for Kanye West & Lady Gaga’s joint-concert tour coming this Fall: Fame Kills.
As part of the next phase in the evolution of oki-ni (and to make sure that we keep the opinions of our customers at the forefront of what we’re doing), oki-ni.com are launching a worldwide competition.
We’re looking for someone to design a logo that captures the essence of oki-ni.com in any way, shape or form. We need a graphic image (which can be absolutely anything) and a logo which reads oki-ni.com.
The winner/winners (we may use more than one for different projects that we embark upon) will receive £1000 worth of store credit each to spend on anything on the site. All entries should be submitted by midnight on Sunday 17th May, 2009 Please forward all entrants to email@example.com or post to:
20 Garrett Street
London EC1Y 0TW
If you have questions, need details, etc., checkout oki-ni’s Facebook page.
Well, I finally decided to give Animoto a try.
Animoto.com is a web application that creates MTV-style videos with the click of a button.
Users simply choose a song and images. Animoto then automatically generates a unique video for them. No two videos are ever the same.
Many of the post-production techniques that the founders used while working as producers for MTV, Comedy Central & ABC are used in Animoto’s patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence developed to think like an actual editor and director. The resulting video is produced in a widescreen format, containing the visual energy of a music video and the emotional impact of a movie trailer.
Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
Here’s my first trial run video using my BYOBW 2008 photo set on Flickr.
I’m digging it. I only wish the free account gives you more time. Maybe when they get their social network going, users can vote or give props to slideshows that have “potential” to be remixed even further due to the amount of images and/or how good their soundtrack is. But I’ll let Animoto decide on that algorithm. Another thing that would be cool is the idea of using tracks from Last.fm, Pandora, or ones like it. But I’m guessing Animoto would need ample time to analyze those tracks beforehand to inject into their magic factory.
Meanwhile, the service is priced well for Personal Use, $25–30/year… just like Flickr’s. Don’t know if this is a long shot or not, but maybe incorporate a deal with Flickr of getting a discounted membership. Anyways, I can see myself purchasing a membership for Animoto. I figure editing a 3–5 minute video, and queuing music at the same time, takes a lot of time and patience and is well worth the $25–30. That’s only about a week’s worth of Lee’s Avocado Turkey sandwiches that I can pass on—not bad at all.