Every year at this time, in the midst of the holiday chaos, gift giving and gift planning, I start hunting through photos and videos. Since my small people were VERY small – let’s call them itty-bitty, one of the gifts I have given my husband is a year-in-review video of each of our small people.
For Delaney, I have always used this Jimmy Buffet song, Delaney talks to Statues, as the soundtrack….it has always fit her so well. And for Cooper – well… anyone who knows him, or who knows my husband, knows that John Fogarty’s Centerfield may have been written for my small dude. Years ago, I slaved over Windows Movie Maker and then switched to iMovie when I made the move to this Mac. But friends, this process, this labor of love for these videos would take HOURS. And not five hours, but probably 10 or more.
But the look on my husband’s face on Christmas morning was always so worth it. The moments, the memories that photos and video from a year in your life can capture – well, it is remarkable.
It is extraordinarily simple.
You upload your chosen photos and video.
You select a theme from nearly a dozen options (you can see a sampling of each before you select one).
You then choose the music…either upload your own or select one fitted for that individual theme.
Then choose a title and Magisto uses ‘artificial intelligence’ – YES, artificial intelligence, to select the most amazing, the most compelling moments and shots from what you have shared to weave a story together….leaving you with what can only be described as movie magic.
That movie magic is just what I created with the highlights of my family from this year – 2013. See the brief, but beautiful video below: (<– click on the link if the video won’t play)