Saturday, January 17, 2009

Media Sharing: Give it a Shot

Two of my students wanted to use my new Flip camera; would I allow them to make a music video? Of course! I typed in my credit card number for an iTune's 'Shut Up and Let Me Go' and soon thereafter the Ting Tings had some serious competition. At this point, the video has been shared with my class, a colleague, and an administrator. It is so good that I plan to post it on the Web (I'll let you know when I do).
So, the question that I must raise when watching the concert videos (btw...the young lady singing O Holy Night! was phenomenal) relates to copyright. My understanding is that we cannot post footage from a concert because of music copyright laws. It seems ridiculous, but that is what we are told. And then of course we have the paranoid parents and administrators.
I have used tools such as Flickr and Shutterfly, but only to access photos. I have many to share from my mother's 90th birthday party; I need to use these tools to share the event.
Sharing media is so fun and there are so many ways to do it. Voice Thread allows many users to get involved--a very cool option. Animoto is another fun tool. There are many to try. Give It a Shot!


  1. Thank you for your post. I seem to be taking and taking ideas from everyone. I've investigated Animoto a little. They have some neat sample presentations. Keep sharing and I'll keep taking; I just hope that there will be a point where I can start offering you new ideas.

  2. I love the Animoto site. Never had heard of it. Watched the 60 second presentation. Can't get easier than that. Looking forward to trying it out with my son for some fun......and learning. It's a great way for he and I to spend time together by learning about all these tools. He's fascinated, as am I. (Just had to add "Animoto" to my spell check we go again)

  3. Love Animoto and they have updated some great new features from the time I started using it in the spring! Way to go, jump in with both feet and don't look back. I would love to see your video, so if you are concerned about posting, maybe you could attach on your page in wetpaint, where we need permission to join.. I will share my animoto I made of my graduation from PSU. It came out cute!