The Grove City College Music Department & Animoto
Many of you know that I frequently talk about the ease of the video tool Animoto in my lectures and clinics. It’s also one of the tools that I love to show my students and colleagues because of the “WOW” factor. Found at http://animoto.com , there are both free versions and low-cost versions of this amazing movie generator and I encourage everyone to consider using it for their own public relations efforts and video needs.
I made the following short video for use at the 2012 Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Associaion (PMEA) conference this year and it was displayed as a video backdrop for our college booth there. The content features a number of photos of our college’s Choirs, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Bands, Orchestra, Wind-Ensemble, and various small-ensembles.
The time to create this video was minimal in comparison to the effect and result and, I believe, this video is an excellent example of what can be done with Animoto from the perspective of ensemble and department media publication needs.
The Grove City College Music Experience:
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.