For May 15, 2013: Animoto is a great tool for creating trailers on nearly every subject, from bios to travelogues to books. There are several pricing levels, but the lite plan allows you to create a 30 second video for free. Other pricing plans range from $2.50 to $20.75 per month. Choose from a variety of backgrounds and songs. Add your own pictures, video, and text with tools that are easy to use. Add, delete, rotate, duplicate, spotlight, and shuffle your slides until the trailer is perfect. Then preview, save, produce, and play. This is an impressive program that is student- and teacher-friendly. Sign up and give the lite version a try. I did and in a matter of minutes made a short biography with a background and soundtrack. Upgarde for more time and features.
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