In this episode of Ask Maureen, I interviewed special guest Beth Forester from Animoto to talk about the power of video and family history. Beth weighed in on how to make a video, the importance of labeling photos in your production and a lot more.
I first met Beth at a Rootstech conference and I was stunned by the power and possibility of using Animoto.com. It’s so easy to create videos, even a beginner can make gorgeous family videos. I didn’t realize Animoto was 10 years old. That’s a long time in the technology sector. I asked Beth to tell us about how the company started and how it’s grown.
I love Animoto and use it to create videos for my family, my business and for a non-profit, I volunteer for. There are so many different themes. It’s hard to choose which one is a favorite. I asked Beth to share if there was a particular favorite among customers.
If Beth had one (or two) pieces of advice for someone making a family video what would they be?
The other day I was sitting in an airport and I thought…ooh, I can make some videos using my smartphone and the Animoto app. In just under thirty minutes I was able to import images from my phone into the theme I’d picked. When I got home I could do more sophisticated edits.
What’s the story you want to tell? Let me know.
Here are three of my recent videos for inspiration:
Covered in the Episode
- Animoto Coupon Code, 20% off any Animoto package, use coupon code: photo20
- Schedule a Photo Consult with Maureen to explore your unidentified family photos.
- Join Maureen on Instagram for FREE Photo Identification and Preservation Tips
- Saving Family History Tips Video
- RootsTech – largest family history conference in the country.
The next episode of Ask Maureen will be on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at 1:00 pm ET.
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