Teachers : Animoto :: Teenage Boys : Michael Bay
Animoto belongs in the classroom as much as Transformers does in an arthouse.
The masterminds behind both are clearly field-tested and combat-ready
Again: if you want to strike an emotional chord with your audience or jazz up your Poughkeepsie vacation slideshow then Animoto’s got you covered.
But all y’all Classroom 2.0 Animoto-philes
- Upload your photos. [Great interface.]
- Browse their archives for music. [It automatically embeds the citation.]
- That’s it?
Yeah, I realize it slickly analyzes your music for tempo and adjusts visual rhythm to match but nowhere does it analyze your photos for content. Nowhere does it automate a narrative. Nowhere does Animoto
*poke poke poke*
yeah! yeah! yeah!
Not saying there isn’t a place for this, but I am saying it isn’t the classroom. This is decidedly the one-size-fits-all visual essay and if I’ve gotta brainwash your kids when I get ’em from you and reteach ’em the form, it won’t be without posting this cranky missive first.