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Contest: Win a Pro Account to Animoto Video Slideshows

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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!!!

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309 Comments

  1. August 25, 2010 at 9:59 am —

    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.

  2. erin keown
    August 25, 2010 at 9:53 am —

    would love to add this on my blog for clients previews

  3. MelissaF
    August 25, 2010 at 9:52 am —

    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.

  4. August 25, 2010 at 9:52 am —

    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.

  5. August 25, 2010 at 9:50 am —

    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.

  6. August 25, 2010 at 9:49 am —

    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.

  7. August 25, 2010 at 9:44 am —

    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.

  8. August 25, 2010 at 9:43 am —

    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)

  9. August 25, 2010 at 9:37 am —

    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! 🙂

  10. August 25, 2010 at 9:35 am —

    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!

  11. August 25, 2010 at 9:35 am —

    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.

  12. August 25, 2010 at 9:29 am —

    I shared on FB!

  13. August 25, 2010 at 9:28 am —

    I would love to use this to create YouTube videos for my senior clients and marketing.

  14. Jennifer Wakefield
    August 25, 2010 at 9:25 am —

    I love doing sneak peaks via slideshows for my blog.

  15. August 25, 2010 at 9:15 am —

    I’m a new “fan” on your facebook page!

  16. August 25, 2010 at 9:15 am —

    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!

  17. August 25, 2010 at 9:12 am —

    I shared on Fb!

  18. August 25, 2010 at 9:11 am —

    I tweeted!! @Paveiphotos

  19. August 25, 2010 at 9:10 am —

    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.

  20. August 25, 2010 at 9:09 am —

    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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Contest: Win a Pro Account to Animoto Video Slideshows