Contest: Win a Pro Account to Animoto Video Slideshows

Video Slideshows

Have you ever wanted to display your work in an innovative, eye catching matter, that differentiates you from your competition? Would you like to offer your customers something beyond print photos? Animoto is the leader in video slideshow technology.

And now you have a chance to win a 1 year single license professional account at Animoto Professional Slideshows, a $250 value. The winner will be picked at random on Sunday, August 29th on the MCP Facebook Page.  Since I will just be getting back from vacation, I will not be doing a blog post with the winner –  you must check the Facebook Wall.

Remember, all MCP Fans get 2 free months, when you sign up for a 1 year account at Animoto – use the code: mcp.

To enter:

  • Watch the sample video. And put on your creative thinking caps…

  • Then add a comment to this blog post telling us how you would or how you have used Animoto or other video slideshows for your photography studio.  If you do not have a business, you can let us know how you would use them for your personal photography use or share ideas on how you see photographers using them.

(Here are a few examples – but please think outside the box and add your own thoughts and creative ideas if you have them: resell a slideshow video DVD, resell a Facebook video, place on your website or blog, use as a marketing tool, share video slideshows on social media, etc)Want extra entries?:

  • If you “Like” me on Facebook, new “fans” only or “Follow” me on Twitter for the 1st time, you get an extra entry for each.
  • If you spread the word on this contest, on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter, just add a comment for each of the extra things you did.
  • And as always, if you have my banner or a link to my site on your blog, you get an extra entry (add a comment) every contest. Thanks for telling others about MCP!

Good luck everyone!!!

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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  1. 1


    I am just starting my business so the first thing that comes to mind would be marketing. I would specialize them and have them playing in kids stores and salons here in town.

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    I’d love to be able to offer professional slide shows to parents of seniors. I love to capture seniors and I also like to offer something different than the next person.

  3. 5


    I would use it not only to sell DVD slideshows and for a unique way to present photos, but also to announce special events coming up in the business! Love Animoto!

  4. 10


    Animoto slideshows would definitely be an integral part in my marketing plan. These slideshows are of professional quality and I think would be a great addition to any photographers repertoire, especially for bridal fairs, client meetings, and for display at a wedding reception. These slideshows would blow the socks right off of my clients and my perspective ones! These would also be great to just have playing in the background at rehearsal dinner for the family and friends to interact with the photos you have already done for the couple, and to get them talking about you before you even get a chance to photograph the actual ceremony.

  5. 11


    I have started taking some flip clips of my senior seniors and would like to post a quick snip on facebook to stir some anticipation. Then would use the clips in the slideshow to present the images to the family…and of course how awesome for the open house so they just have to buy the dvd!

  6. 12


    I love Animoto — have offered the videos as a DVD product and use it for marketing/sales during client meetings as well.

    But the simplest reason of all is that when I play their video during my client meeting/preview session (and they have not seen their Gallery of images yet), it always makes my moms CRY!! I know it might sound “mean” when I say that, but as I watch them watching the video and see that response, I just know I have done my job — captured their child(ren) or family and connected them emotionally to the images! :)

  7. 13


    I signed up for the basic just the other day to see what it’s like. It’s awesome! I would love the pro account. For a personal use, I would do a recap of events at the end of the year, could even be used as a Christmas gift. (yikes…not Christmas already)

  8. 14


    I use slideshows as a way to boost emotion before the sales meeting. Animoto would definitely make the slideshow creation process so much easier, then I could do an addon of the DVD sale or give as a part of a collection.

  9. 15


    I would use a DVD slideshow as a way to encourage couples to book me for a wedding. For example if they booked me for “X” amount of hours they’d get a complimentary DVD slideshow of my favorite 100 images. I’d also consider using one of my website as an intro.

  10. 16


    I could use the slide show to highlight certain photos, make large family gartherings more enjoyable to be at as those there would have something of interest to watch. It would also come in handy for proofing photos in a way that is not seen in my area.

  11. 17


    I use animoto for 30 sec. “Teasers” of my clients sessions. I choose 10 to 18 images to put in the slideshow and then post to facebook and my blogsite to give my clients a sneak peek of their session. I also create presentation slideshows for my clients to view their session at in person proofing sessions. These slideshows are placed on my blog after they place a print order and it is also included with their disc of images. I created a youtube page and link all my animoto shows to it.

  12. 18

    MelissaF says

    I already do slideshows as an “extra” that my clients can buy…mainly, because I just like to do them. However, the program I use is very basic and not as professional looking as I’d like them to be. Getting this subscription would def. take them to where I want to be! I would post them as sneak peeks on my blog as well as on my facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. 20


    I want to use Animoto dvds to include in print packages, This giveaway came exactly at the right time, I have been looking at their website wanting to buy a memebership. That way my clients can feel like they are getting all of their images but still print through me if they want them in print.

  14. 21


    I LOVE animoto! I use it to show slide shows on my blog, facebook AND website. This year, I made one video of a couple with all of their past sittings. Engagement, wedding, maternity, first baby and now second baby. My favorite video ever!

  15. 24


    Animoto makes a great little gift to clients! It gives them that extra “wow” and can be a great linking tool on Facebook to have them share more of your work!

  16. 25


    I photograph action sports and musical performers, I need a slideshow presentation that showcases the enthusiasm they have for their craft, There’s nothing that even comes close to what Animoto can offer.

  17. 26


    I am an aspiring pro photographer, and I can see where using Animoto could really excite the clients to see the passion of life as I see it! Capturing the passion of Life one photograph at a time, is what it is all about!

    In our digital-oriented world, slideshow offerings are the way to go!

  18. 28

    Heather Marie Portraits says

    I would love to use animoto for putting together senior slideshows that can be used at graduation parties and for family. It would be a great addition to my packages.

  19. 29


    I LOVE Animoto. I haven’t purchased anything from them, but I made a few of their free 30 second videos with pictures and little video clips of my kids. I would love to be able to make awesome slide shows for my clients with a pro membership.

  20. 30

    Jodi Krautkramer says

    OMG I would LOVE to win this!! I currently use animoto, not the pro account, and I love it. I am a photographer, and I have made videos for seniors, weddings, families, just about everything. Animoto does such a great job, I would LOVE to win this!

  21. 38


    This would be perfect for posting to my blog when I want to share lots of photos from a session but dont want to upload a million photos. And it would be perfect for playing in the background when I go to do bridal fairs/tradeshows! I love these video slideshows!

  22. 42


    I have a photo restoration side business (, and I have used slide shows to make three memorial dvds complete with music so far. One for my sister, one for my brother-in-law and one for a friend who lost her father. Animating pictures to music has a profound effect when used for memorial dvds. Tears and laughter help the grieving process and make it seem like some part of their loved one will live on.

  23. 44


    In addition to client slideshows (web-based and DVD), I think it would be awesome to create a series of short videos to promote and/or give some client education on different print and press items. Links to these videos would be sent to customers who opt out of an in person proofing and ordering session.

  24. 46


    I’m actually a basic user of Animoto. This year, I’ve been focusing on charitable events, which usually entails quite a few photos. I’ve found it takes a lot longer for people to view the built-in slideshows on my website, so I started making Animoto videos to help them out, and the feedback has been very positive!

  25. 49


    We currently do slideshows in Pro Show Producer and it’s quite time consuming. We’ve had our eyes on Animoto for a while now and think that their presentation is modern and eye catching. This particular slideshow is pretty bland compared to the rockin slideshows we’ve seen on Animoto’s site.

  26. 50


    I think this would make a super presentation tool to showcase proofs. I get emotional looking at these even when I don’t know the people in the video! Lol! Have lots of ways I would like to use it from personal (old family stuff) to presentation, to gifting. I think it would make an awesome add-on to a photographer’s package. I shared this on my FB wall as well….thanks for the contest!

  27. 54

    Brenda Jankowski says

    I have used slide shows to showcase Red Cross volunteers and shelters. Also,to celebrate the 90th anniversary of my church. We included photos from as far back as the 1920’s, people were crying remembering their relatives. Of course, I use it on my FB page and to present sessions to my clients. I would be thrilled with this!

  28. 56


    I would love to use these slideshows for my booth at arts and craft shows. They would also make a really nice gift for my best portrait clients or to include in my print packages. I could also feature full sessions occasionally on my blog.

    I added your link to my blog sidebar and shared on Facebook! Thanks!

  29. 57


    I love animoto for the emotion it can bring out when you view pictures. It becomes an EXPERIENCE. An experience that I would certainly want clients to have. I am sure I use them in client preview sessions and give the option to purchase the full DVD. But the number one way I bet they would be appreciated in this house would be for personal pictures. My kids LOVE watching home movies and this could add a whole new element, seeing as I have more still photos than video. I can already imagine how much fun it would be to make something like that for them!!

  30. 58

    Ally says

    I would love to be able to quickly do a cool slideshow to showcase more photos and make it easier for friends to show off their photos to others.

  31. 61


    I would use this for every one of my clients and weddings…social media, etc! I would probably throw in a custom DVD with each session and that would help me raise my session fees!! Please oh please…I hope I win!

  32. 62

    Michelle Moncure says

    Ooh! When (not if anymore) I start my business, I want to offer slideshows of children’s birthday parties as a product in my birthday party package!!! Also for senior portraits and for my actor friends to use as a publicity tool on facebook and possibly even 800 casting.

  33. 63


    I have been wanting to try Animoto ever since Imaging 2010! I really want to use the slideshows as part of my sales consultation but I’d love to try them in my marketing plan as well. Maybe have them run in on the screens at the local OB/Gyn & Pediatrician offices.

  34. 65

    pam says

    I have just begun using video! I love it and have many ideas brewing. One is to create a fall themed art print slide show set to music, and I have many client oriented projects in mind.

  35. 66


    I would SO love to use Animoto on my “not yet designed” blog to showcase each shoot. Whether it was baby, senior, family or wedding….there is just something about watching a video that tugs at your heart! Music ALWAYS helps too!!! What senior wouldn’t want to showcase their video on their facebook? Pretty simple advertising!

  36. 68


    I have been looking into getting an Amimoto memebership, so this is perfect timing! I want to include a dvd of images in a print package that way my clients feel like they are getting all of their images but will still print through me. Amimoto is such a creative tool!

  37. 69

    Jamie says

    I would love to use Animoto for marketing, especially to put videos on client’s FB pages and get others excited about getting their pictures done.

  38. 72


    I’m just starting over my photography business, so this would be the perfect product for me to build my clientele. I would use it as a marketing tool, but also to create previews for my client, and as an introduction to in-person ordering!

  39. 73


    I have used it on my website & everyone asks where I got the video from. I would also love to use it to create videos of my kids and send them to my parents overseas as gifts.

  40. 77


    I just started using Animoto as value-added bonus for my clients. I take a variety of their shots from the session and make a slideshow to post on my blog and Facebook. I also offer full-res slideshows in my wedding packages. I have received such good feedback, that I would love to continue to offer this service/product. I just did the 1-month pro version, so it would be great to win it for a year!

  41. 81


    I have used slideshows in the past for personal use…compiling videos of the kids. But I more recently have used them as part of my photo business to create wedding montages. I would love to win this – thanks so much for the chance!

  42. 85

    Alison says

    Ohhhhh, the possibilities!!!! I just tried to make my own video with other software and it is just awful. IT didn’t flow smoothly and wasn’t professional looking at all. Of course, If i won I would re-do the wedding video I was working on…but I really want to do this for my mom! Every summer she puts on “Camp Grandma” and all 16 of her grandchildren come camp with her for a week full of activities! Of course, being the camp photographer, we have plenty of photos! This would be a perfect way to summarize their week of games, fun and field trips! Perfect for little campers souvenirs!

  43. 87

    Lee Pargmann says

    I would show the DVD as a lead-in to showing the images to the clients. It would set the mood and get everyone ready to see the amazing images one at a time. I would also sell or use the slideshow as an add on with a certain order amount.

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    I would love to make a promo video for my website that would show “behind the scenes” shots of me taking the photo and then the actual edited photo right after, and also throw in some photos of products so customers can get a visual idea of what the experience would be like, not just the finished products. Thanks for the chance!

  45. 91

    Diane says

    I would love to use this for my parents 60th wedding anniversary coming up in December! I am currently gathering old photos to use in the slide show. I am a beginner wedding photographer, and know that this feature would add so much to my credibility. I would love and use this!

  46. 92


    I would love to create videos for special newborn sessions. Going to the hospital and taking both photo and video of the new mom and dad and baby, and then being able to quickly create a video they can share with all their friends and family. It’s like they would be doing my marketing for me (Thanks to animoto!!!)!

  47. 93


    I’d love to be able to create videos using engagement and wedding photos to show at the wedding reception. Maybe scheme with the parents to get some baby photos in too! Even just to have videos to offer clients would be a plus. I had a bride last year who had a videographer who let her down and it would be great to offer something to ease the sting of that.

  48. 94


    I am the parent of a son with autism. He is 15 years old. He doesn’t travel so well anymore, so his world has become pretty small. Sharing photos is just about the only way that our family get to see him and get to know him at this point I would love to produce video slideshows to share with my family. Also, to share with the online autism community that I own and edit: . Our children can teach us so much….

  49. 95


    Animoto is great! I love how video and stills can work together to tell the complete story. One of my portrait sessions ended up as a proposal/engagement session. The groom to be and I had it all planned out. He dropped to one knee as she was facing forward with him in the background as I told her to slowly look back at him over her shoulder. He opened the ring box and proposed while my assistant caught it all on video. They were blown away by their slideshow. Totally AWESOME!

  50. 98


    I’ve been looking for a better {and professional} way of showing images of the products I offer and Animoto would accomplish that! Also, if a client is interested in a collage, for instance, I can share of slideshow of the various layouts I offer. I’ve been emailing a pdf and an Animoto slideshow would offer a better presentation.

  51. 99


    I would love this! I am the “class photographer” for both my kid’s classes and would love to do video and stills..also use it for some fun senior sessions and perhaps family sessions!

  52. 101


    I absolutely love Animoto! I even blogged that it is my newest addiction but haven’t been able to purchase the pro account. I used their video to display on my mac at a tradeshow to attract attention…it worked great!

  53. 102

    Erin Lenore says

    I have the basic account of animoto and LOVE it. It is so fast and easy… I have so many ideas for what I could do with a pro account! It is an amazing marketing tool, with the facebook integration especially. I would definitely give a slideshow as a gift to my senior clients.

  54. 106


    I would use the videos to start and promote my business. It’s a fabulous marketing tool that engages the viewer!! Animoto is a great source to enhance and bring a different level of marketing to your business! Sure would love to win!!

  55. 109

    Kim S says

    We use Animoto and LOVE it. We usually offer the video as part of our package as an extra perk. Our clients go nuts for them. The videos are also used on Facebook and are posted on the blog for all to view. They are extremely popular…some videos get hundreds of hits. The videos are fun and very professional. Hope to win a new subscription…our is about to run out!

  56. 110


    I would use videos for marketing to future clients and to sell to my current clients! I love animoto and had been considering a pro account! Thanks for having this contest!

  57. 111


    I use them on my website and Facebook Fan Page to highlight my photography volunteer events. I also use them to give DVD copies to my NowILayMeDowntoSleep parents who have really appreciated this. I use them for weddings, childrens photography especially. I have also just started promoting Labor/Delivery sessions and using them to capture this event! I use them on my Facebook Fan page to market, share teasers, introduce a new photography event as well as posting them on my website.

  58. 113


    I think this is beautiful! I would love to use it as a promo for seniors, at a wedding reception showcasing the wedding ceremony just before. I hope I win!!

  59. 115


    I love the idea of Animoto slideshows to sell fabulous displays of imagery with music to my clients to increase sales. They can add a dimension of emotion to the sales presentation other medias cannot.

  60. 116

    Susan says

    I love animoto and have done a few movies for photo sessions, but my favorite piece is for our high school band that featured video and photos. We used it as a marketing piece to show upcoming students (middle school) what being a part of the band is like. Animoto is a must when it comes to adding a visual piece to our business.

  61. 118


    As an aspiring pro photographer, I’m just starting out by photographing family and friend’s events – what a great “extra” to be able to give them. I’d also use the videos in my “day job” to highlight what children with disabilities are able to accomplish.

  62. 119


    I just started marketing myself in the local birth photography area. We don’t have many (if any) birth photographers in my area. I’d use it for showing births after they’re edited.

  63. 120


    i would love to try animoto help promote better sales, tag seniors/families on fb so they can share with family and friends, and a way to share upcoming events with the business. :) it looks really cool.

  64. 121


    I’m a student and i would like to use this chance to have an animoto pro account to make videos that would entice my fellow students to actively participate in metallurgical engineering activities and also make incoming student be aware of our underrated course which is BS metallurgical engineering. I believe a video would be the best way to catch their attention, specially if it is high quality and thoroughly made.

  65. 122

    AimeeJ says

    I would use it as an emotional pull for the clients seeing the work for the first time at an ordering session.

  66. 123


    I am just starting out and think that slideshows are just an awesome way to share photos! I could really see using slideshows with my new iPad when meeting with new clients as well as sharing with current clients. What better way to be able to hold the slideshow in your hand!

  67. 125


    I would definitely use this to gear towards Seniors, Brides and Moms-to-be.
    I think it would be a great tool to use for marketing and I’d love to have the opportunity to use it.
    Thank you!

  68. 127


    I would use Animoto to show off my portfolio and for homecoming and wedding clients. MIlitary Homecomings are especially emotional so a video set to music would help to capture the anticipation, nerves, happiness, etc of the day!

  69. 129


    I’d love to offer something fresh for clients, especially seniors. I have a friend in the music business and we could work together on some great and unique projects.

  70. 130

    Miranda says

    Oh, another photog friend was just telling me about Animoto! I would love to be able to offer a video slideshow of images to my clients, especially wedding clients. Would LOVE to win this!!

  71. 132


    I use Animoto to present my clients with their photos first. I think it’s a great way to add that “little something” before sending them a link to all their photos to view. :)

  72. 133


    Would love to win this!! I think this is such a great marketing tool. Your clients can share the slideshow with friends and family. It’s a great way to get your name out there and bring in to clients.

  73. 134


    I love the the new additions they have added. I use slideshows as the clients first time seeing their images. They build emotion, make them feel connected to the images and tell a story all at the same time. I would love to use these on the blog, as a preview and to make each session a little unique. Also including them in the top selling packages for incentives. Many people want these as keepsakes and gifts.

  74. 138


    This is fantastic timing!!! I just put together my first slideshow with the software my computer has — and I have to admit, it was easy but the music part not so much! Animoto has royalty-free music and that is the best! In my business I have decided to give only a DVD of images for free, not the actual files so I am in need of a good slideshow program — and who doesn’t love animoto??!! Thanks!!!

  75. 139


    I would definitely use the slide shows as a marketing tool and possibly as a way to do a sneak peek for my clients. It would also be beneficial to add it in to packages for purchase.

  76. 141


    I love Animoto! I’ve used it a few times and would love to have a pro account. I’d love to use it with every client during the in-person proofing session. I believe seeing their photos displayed with just the right music and transitions (on my huge TV screen) would really help them get the full experience of the memories and emotions we are trying to save for them. I’d also love to offer the gift of DVD slideshows to clients who order a specific amount. And obviously, these are great for marketing – blog, facebook, etc.

  77. 143

    Jamie Harris says

    I would use Animoto for sneak peeks for my friends and family I’m sharing photos with. I’ve been eyeing Animoto for this purpose and would LOVE to win a year!

  78. 144

    Genevieve says

    I’m still just starting out but hope to have a website up by the end of the year, and I would definitely use this as a marketing tool on my blog, and perhaps offer it to clients as an alternative to prints (since so many prefer digital these days). Not super creative, but it works!

  79. 145


    I’m just starting out my business and I have been using the free 30-second Animoto videos to post on my Facebook page. People love them, as do I. I love it because it gives the client a sneak preview of their images. I would love to win the 1-year account because I want to incorporate video with still shots. I think it would be a great addition to what I give my clients.

  80. 147

    April R says

    I take a ton of still shots of my kids sports. Animoto would be a great way to add action to the photos and share them in a fun fresh way!

  81. 148


    I love creating the shorts for sneak peeks to send to clients. I have created a few full length for clients and they have been very well received. Would love to a pro account to make this an integral part of my marketing!

  82. 149


    i am a homeschooler and a speech and debate coach and judge for hundreds of teens in FL, GA, NC, and SC. i go to many tournaments and photograph students in action, then after editing, i post photos and slideshows on facebook so homeschooling moms will have good quality photos for their homeschool portfolios. i also do photo shoots for single moms who could not otherwise afford pictures of their new borns. i know a lot of professionals don’t agree with this aspect, but i truly do it as a ministry. i’d love to win this contest, i could make amazing slide shows! thanks so much for offering it :)

  83. 151


    Animoto shows are so energetic and fun – what a great way to showcase work. Clients get so emotionally involved watching their images! Have only done a couple shows but would love to win a year to use this with all my clients.

  84. 152


    Animoto Slideshows would be a great add-on to some of our packages for our clients. Having thier photos displayed to music and in a video form would be something that our clients would love and enjoy. Thank you for the give away.

  85. 153


    I love animoto! Since I can’t afford the pro account right now, I’ve been just paying as I go. I’ve used them for all my Sr. sessions, and they’ve been a huge hit! The slideshow is the first glimpse they get of their images, and they make a huge impact! They’ve also gone on my blog too. I just love them!

  86. 154

    Annie says

    I think it would be fun to post contests on my blog, fb, and website with videos. I could announce the winners and their entries on a video too. I would love to pop my photos into animoto right after a wedding or event is over to play on a screen or laptop for the guests to view as well.

  87. 156


    I absolutely love , love , love my animoto ! since I signed up for a pro account I have more time to take amazing photos instead of working in post production ! Animotos transitions , and effects always , and I do mean always bring my images to Life! and then adding video , a perfect tool to use for pro or beginning photographers. You know it works when you need to tissue for a proofing session .
    Peace , Love , & Happiness , Jco

  88. 157


    I just added mcpactions to my follow list on Twitter (I just opened up the account a few days ago for Jasmine Star’s event on

    I would love to win the 1-year account for Animoto. I’ve been using their free 30-second videos and posting them on Facebook. My clients, friends and family love it. Because I’m just starting my business, I’ve been using the 30-second free versions, but I would love to try the other features that Animoto has to offer. Thanks!

  89. 160


    I have used them for a bunch of things, it’s a great way to show your work to clients and prospective clients.
    – Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo for SEO and sneak peaks.
    – For wedding and portrait clients to see my style and build excitement during our pre-shoot session.
    – As a giveaway for booking clients
    – I use them at bridal shows and during the reception if I did a bridal or engagement session.
    – Mom’s always cry during viewing session for their little ones too, priceless.
    Re-tweeted and Facebooked. Hope I win, I am up for renewal now.

  90. 161

    Janene Donelson says

    Definitely would use for marketing!! Also, would like to offer DVD to clients. Would like to use for vendor events as well!!

  91. 162

    Jenny Skibo says

    I’ve been saving up to purchase a pro level license so this would really help me! I’ve got at least four different sessions I could use this for right now! Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. 165

    Sarah C. says

    I make my son a slide show for his birthday every year of pictures from that year. I think you could use the same idea for loyal clients. Make them a slide show of all of their sessions with you as a thank you gift!

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    I used Animoto one time for an engagement session slideshow. I really liked it but I wished there was more vareity. I have noticed that now they have a lot of new video styles, so I am eager now to try it out again!

  94. 169

    Twyla says

    I am just starting out and working very hard on building my portfolio. I have created 2 Animoto videos as senior gifts for co-workers children. They loved them so much that I have had several calls from others wanting me to take their pictures and create a video for them. I love Animoto!

  95. 171

    Stephanie says

    I post a slideshow on my facebook to let people know when their proofs are ready. I then sell a full length slideshow in a custom whcc case. I love animoto!!! Hope I win!!

  96. 172


    I use Animoto mainly for my seniors – they love sharing the slideshows of their images. Lately I have been adding video clips from their sessions and using combined session clips for marketing pieces. It is a great tool for growing your business.

  97. 173


    I love the idea of using a 30 second animoto video with sample portraits from the session to share with clients on Facebook and for them to share with friends and loved ones. Having a link at the end of the video back to my site helps promote my business. Plus, I agree that the video helps generate buzz and build relationships with my clients.

  98. 174


    I would use the slideshows as a Thank you gift for my clients. Especially Seniors, Newborns, & Weddings.

    I can just see a parents face when I give them a 1 year slideshow of their child. It would be a much appreciated thank you gift I think. And one that would really get the clients talking.

  99. 177


    mmmmoh the things I could do with this! I would love (of course) to make slideshows for my clients, but I also love to do work for missionaries and I can only imagine the possibilities!!!!!!!!!

  100. 178

    Jane says

    I would love to be able to offer Animoto to my clients in my new and growing business. I could use it in so many creative ways….marketing, Facebook, with clients, or with potential clients with examples of my work! The options are endless and I love the look and feel of pictures set to music! Pictures evoke even more emotion set to the right music!

  101. 179


    I am the neighborhood grandmother and capture (many!!!) candid shots of children. I will convert these shots to Animoto videos and present them to their parents. This will jumpstart my marketing efforts – thanks for the idea.
    I have
    – retweeted your contest announcement at
    – have posted your banner on my blog at
    – ‘liked you’ on Facebook
    – and posted to you on Facebook

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    I would like to do slideshows of the funny “outtakes” from a session…the ones that moms aren’t likely to order, but they have good stories behind them: the photo of the grumpy two-yr old’s sippy cup that he just threw at the camera, the amazingly long string of drool coming from the toddlers chin, the dad wearing his little girl’s feather boa to get her to laugh…

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    Rebecca R says

    There are a lot of things I could do with these slideshows! Definately as sneak peaks for clients on FB and my blog.

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    I think this would be awesome for selling of course, nothing makes you more emotional that watching a video….but on a personal note, my grandmother doen’t use a computer, so it would be great to be able to mail her beautiful dvd slideshows of her great grandchildren!

    Oh and it’s my birthday today….pick me! 😉

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    I use Animoto app on Facebook already and love it. If I was to win this one year membership I would use it for marketing as well as for portrait sessions. I love creating dvd’s for my clients. I would also use it to replace the current program I use for making memory slide-shows for funerals.

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    I’m just launching my business officially and because I have set my prices towards the mid-upper end of my market, I am including a DVD slideshow with all of my sessions. It gives me a slight edge over all the shoot and burn competition. It also will be a great marketing tool. I am just about to purchase Animoto so it would be amazing to win it!

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    I would love to be able to share sneak peeks on facebook/website. It is a neat way for clients to see them. I also make DVD slideshows for the preschools that I go in a photograph all year. I have a program but have seen Animoto’s and love their options.

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    Kristin B says

    I love giving people an exciting viewing of their photos. Currently using Windows DVD maker but would love the ease if animoto…. let alone the amazing transitions!!

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    I like emailing brides and grooms the latest slideshow of my most recent wedding to keep me fresh in their minds for refferals. I like getting their feedback & this also gives me the ability to stay in contact with them in a non intrusive way.

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    OMG, what a great opportunity! I love Animoto and have been wanting to get it, but haven’t done it yet! I love how easy it is to put together a slideshow and all the wonderful music! I still put a slideshow together the hard way! Animoto is the way to go and I would love to be able to win!

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    I currently use the LR slideshow to proof my seniors and post it to my blog for all their friends to see. Animoto is way cool!! This would bring my wow factor up about 20 notches!

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    Megan says

    This is fantastic. I would love to use this tool as way to show sneak peeks to all my clients and what a great way for parents to enjoy those little moments captured.

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    Linsay says

    I already do slideshows for my clients but I don’t have it set-up so they can buy it, so I would really love to be able to offer DVD’s for purchase. The program I currently use is very basic and not as professional as Animoto. I know winning this would take my slideshows to a new level and really WOW my clients! I would also post the slideshows on my blog as well as on my facebook page. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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    Pick me! Pick me! I want to use video of my images with great music from a great company to increase sales. I love animoto…I’ve have some equipment fail and had to put off signing up for now…

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    Natasha says

    I would sell the DVDs or give them as package incentives, but also would put them on my website as examples and on facebook. Maybe have a slideshow of sessions playing for clients as a DVD portfolio. Would be a great way to show clients proofs.

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    I would love to offer these very professional slideshows as DVD and an add on to my packages. I’d also like to be able to add them to my blog for sneak peeks.

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    i would not only show images on my soon to be updated blog but i would definitely use it personally to recap all the holiday events and family get togethers for my folks who are not at all technically inclined to do much with digital photos and i am horrible about printing them! thank goodness they got a fb account to view pics of the kids otherwise, they would never see them, lol!

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    This would be awesome. I would love to be able to offer slideshows to my clients. They would be great gifts, maybe even gifts from me to the client! It would also be a great promotional tool. Love this idea, and thank you for offering such wonderful contests!

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    I would love to use the Animoto slideshow for my weddings. With how easy it is, it would make my realtime slideshows look so much more professional and it would be much quicker to put together. On top of that, being able to use it for my sales meetings to inspire my clients to love their images that much more’

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    karen cox says

    Animoto Pro is a great tool in allowing clients to really embrase their images and have the ultimate experience.

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    This would be awesome for a couple reasons: 1) It would be great for my blog to post wedding pictures. It would also be great when I make DVD slideshows for births. This seems like a really neat product.

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    Rachel says

    Would LOVE to incorporate video and slideshow components to my web page, as well as have slideshows to present to brides for sharing with their friends and families. MARKETING!!!!

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    Lori says

    I have only made one video and I made it for my husband on our anniversary! It would be lovely to send these to clients after a session and let them view it and share it with friends and family!

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    I love love love Animoto videos! I have been using them for about two years creating marketing slideshows for my clients to view. I made one for my pet portrait clients to and a Trash the Dress sample. A pro account would take me to the next level so I can add the slideshow DVDs to my packages!

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    Wow! I have heard about Animoto but seriously, this would be like taking giant strides forward in my professionalism, marketing and presentation! Imagine gifting a Senior a dvd of and Animoto presentation. They would share it with all of their friends and guess who they will be coming to see very soon? Me!!! Yes, yes, yes, I want to win this!

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    I would use animoto on a personal basis. We have seven children and I try to keep up on all the events and daily happenings I think animoto would make it easy to make them all slide shows. This way they could access all the photos instead of digging for them in different albums.

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    Would love to use this for my senior sessions but also to create a cool DVD at the end of my daughter’s marching band season of all of the photos I take throughout the season. Would make my life so much easier!!

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    I think it would be way cool to add a slide show to the cd of photos that I give to families. I do a lot of work for children with disabilities, and this would be an added bonus!

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    Antonita Davenport says

    I have always had a special interest for photography and am now going to the next level by starting my business. I can think of many uses that I could benefit from Animoto, 1. marketing slideshows to boost sales 2. Facebook 3. boost DVD sales 4. I would also use this on personal issues such as slideshows for our home and church activities (I am our church photographer). 5. School slideshows (our school is very small). Thank You so much for the chance to win something as nice as Animoto, would love the opportunity to use such a nice product.

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    I think slideshows to music make such a statement and I have been wanting to add these to my product line for some time! I think at first I would use them as client gifts (of course it depends on how long they take to put together) Definitely for marketing and use on social media!!

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    So glad I came across this contest! I’m just now diving into wedding photography and would love to showcase wedding slideshows at both the reception and as a marketing piece for future brides. Though not my original idea, I would love to use slideshows as a way to prepare grooms for engagement sessions and even weddings. This way the guy has a better idea of what to expect and can be confident I’m not going to make him look like a girl!


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    Julie Lee says

    I love photography and I am constantly taking pictures of others and sharing just for the “love” of it! It would be wonderful to be able to share all of my pictures with your video slideshows! I have “liked” you on facebook. You can see many of my photos there!

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    Angela K says

    Since I’m not in business (yet), I would definitely use these to share the 10,000+ photos I’ve taken of my 2 year old since his birth! Thanks!

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    I’d love to add short video clips of sessions behind the scenes and interlace with finished portraits. It would be an excellent marketing tool and also a wonderful keepsake.

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    I just discovered Animoto and just love them!! I would use Animoto not only to market DVD’s to clients but to market the studio and upcoming events. Videos made would be presented on Facebook and my blog.

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    I recently volunteered to take photos at an Alice in Wonderland tea party for little girls with cancer. I would love an Animoto account so that I could make a beautiful slideshow to give the families as a gift. Viewing images this way feels so much more powerful than just looking at a blog post or viewing them in a gallery.

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    I love animoto! I would use it on my blog to show sneak peeks of client sessions. I also would add it to my largest collection or as a special gift to a great client.

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    I hope this isn’t a double entry, I don’t think it posted the first time. An Animoto account has been on my list for a while now. It moved to the top after I photographed a Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for little girls with cancer. I can’t think of a better or more beautiful way to show those families the pictures.

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    Valerie Sielert says

    I would give this to a dear friend who takes the most wonderful photos and could never afford to buy such a cool thing. I know that she would appreciate such amazingness and put it to really good use.

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    I would LOVE to sell longer ones as part of my Senior packages. I would also like to be able to post short ones on my bog or Facebook to use as viral marketing.

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    I have just started experimenting with Animoto and have LOVED everything that I have used so far!! My business is still small, but love the look the slideshows at Animoto have, what a BONUS for any business!! I love to give sneek peeks online, and what better way than a slideshow!

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    I would use Animoto to promote sales of my shoots by using it in a sneakpeak. Would love to use this as my business needs a kick start. Thanks for sponsoring this.

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    I think the slide show would be a great marketing tool – sell them their photos in a slideshow to ramp up emotion, and then make a sale of the slideshow itself!

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    Luann McElduff says

    I would quickly make a video of the shots from the wedding night and hand a dvd to the bride and groom to take and watch. Priceless.

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    Johanna says

    I am just starting out in my business and I can think of 101 ways I could use Animoto. Using it definitely for marketing reasons, but also to a) show clients their images but then b) sell them their own copy. With seniors it would be awesome to make a video about them, add images from their session and create a momento of their life. It would also be cool to be able to have a slideshow up in a bussiness, pediatrician or OB/GYNs office. I would love to be able to offer these kinds of professional slideshows to my clients!

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    Viv says

    I’m primarily a baby/children photographer & I’d love to be able to offer slideshows to my newborn/baby clients. I do lots of 1st year packages & it would be so fun to offer a slideshow of their pictures over their first year.

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    Suzanne Barber says

    If I had a studio, it would be cool to have a slideshow running in the waiting area. or even at an event. You could show a lot of photos in a small space.

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    I would like to use it for seniors (I am just starting in with them) & lifestyle portraits. Video would be icing on the cake for the client!

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    I love putting fun videos together to share with people. My newest project is working on a video for the Miracle Fields that puts kids with special needs playing baseball and other sports. I like using them to show customers previews of their pictures too. Its fun!!!

  150. 276

    Brenda says

    I’m new to all this, but love the idea of a offering a video presentation. I’m taking photos for my daughter’s end of school farewell later this year, and would love to use an Animoto video to showcase the best of the best (As an aside, I can’t believe she’s almost finished primary school! Where has my baby gone?)

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    I think it would be a good product to offer for all photo shoots but especially high school seniors…offering to add snapshots from baby to senior pics to complete a dvd package.

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    Lindsay L says

    I would love to use this for sneak peaks and advertising for my photography business that I’m about to start up! I also think that I could make really touching slideshows for family members and friends, particularly for the family of a very close friend who died last year.

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    I would love to win this!! This is a unique way to present photos from your shoot. People would love this rather than just presenting the photos the regular way. I just started following you on Twitter. I love your actions and have purchased many of them. It makes my photo editing so much easier and faster. I love the way they make my photos different (much better) than before. I think the video will also do the same thing for my photos. My business is still small, but moving up and I think this would be a great help!!! Thanks!!

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    Miranda Glaeser says

    I would use these amazing sideshows as a way to showcase my work on Facebook. It’s a great way to bring out the emotions in the clients. Instead of just tagging clients, I would post the sideshow, then potential clients would have to click on the link, it would sell my business, and redirect them to my blog. Thus further selling my business. It is such a great way to advertise. Ta

  155. 287

    elizabeth says

    I currently use animoto for sneak peeks of photos but hope to start incorporating video into them for longer slide shows as a item for purchase.

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    Becky Palmer says

    I would love to win this! I would use it to give the clients a great extra with their order and for proofing. It would also be a great way to show my portfolio on my web site.

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    Winning this would definitely take my business to a new level. My clients would be able to share a special occasion with family and friends on their phone or other social networking platforms – this would be cool! Use a sample on my new website, promote my business in other businesses in my area….the possibilities are endless!

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    anneli West says

    I would love to win an animoto account. I think it would be a great way to promote my photography business that I am in in he process of getting started. I would use it on facebook and on my future blog. This really looks great!

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    I’m seriously just at the beginning of everything, so I would definitely use this for my website, but also potentially for slideshows during the reception (if I can put something together that fast!)

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    Jessi M says

    I would love to be able to show slideshows of my images to clients, and especially to be able to make “mini” video clips of my favorite images for them to feature on their facebook pages or other social media sites.

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    I would love to use it to give each client a story from their session! I would include music to fit the occasion and subtitles to tell a story. :)

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    Sarah S says

    I would love to use this w/ my birth photography – it’s the perfect medium for showcasing such a personal, emotional event.

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    I have been wanting and waiting to sign up with Amimoto as I know marketing with such a tool is the way to go. I would use such slideshows to give a client a better feel of what I captured in their session . I would blog and facebook them regularly. Now I am ready to win here and I will be on my way!! :)

    Jill Rosell
    I have tweeted this and have been following you on facebook

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