Flixtime – it’s been in my “lookatlater” list on delicious for a while and now that it’s Summer Break here in Thailand, I’ve got some time to check out everything on this list. Some changes have been made to Flixtime since I first bookmarked it and I think that those changes will push Flixtime ahead of PhotoPeach and Animoto for digital storytelling. It’s easy to create an account and I like that you can create 60s videos for free.
Flixtime is very simple to use. Create new video, name your video, add a description, upload your photos/video, choose your title image, add music (it automatically adjusts the time to the length of your images/video) add text, save and render.
You can either upload your recorded voice or you can record on the spot. I like that feature too.
A few photos, no captions, a bit of music, no voice over (but I will get my son to make his own video about this) and a few minutes (it was very quick), here’s my finished product. All the transitions are done automatically by flixtime.
Update: Unfortunately this tool is no longer available and with it went any videos saved in this format.