So my kids and I made a video at Animoto.com this weekend. When I told them about a contest I’d gotten via e-mail, they got excited to do it. So we took some photos, made a few videos with the Flip Video Camera and that’s about all the knowledge we really needed.
There are several video services, like Animoto.com, that take photos and video you upload and turn them into a pretty cool video.
In the case of our holiday video, Animoto.com did all the video editing, added the music soundtrack and created the transitions between segments. Very easy.
What’s even easier is services like that (including the software on the Flip camera), will then upload the video directly to YouTube for you. You can now be taking simple video, shooting a few pictures and in the matter of minutes you can have a cool video with links to your site on YouTube helping to draw traffic.
Why would you walk around without a camera for that matter? You can always be teaching, advising or just goofing off showing your personality. Either way videos build trust and a relationship with your contacts.