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WEVA Welcomes Animoto as the Newest Membership Benefit
March 23, 2009

Sarasota, FL - A new revolution in photo montage production is now the newest WEVA member benefit. Following its continued commitment to helping members enhance their business and professional stature, WEVA has developed a special promotion with video creation platform Animoto™.

Animoto allows videographers to create exciting, professional-quality, motion montages fast! The montage video (below) of WEVA EXPO 2008 photos was created in just minutes with Animoto. Powered by patent-pending Cinematic Artificial Intelligence, Animoto thinks like a director and editor to automatically produce a custom-tailored montage with the emotional impact of a movie trailer and the visual energy of a music video.

"Until now, the process of editing photos into professional photo montage videos has been time-consuming and difficult, requiring expensive software. Animoto changes everything, giving videographers and photographers the fastest, easiest, and most affordable way to produce professional-quality montage videos," said Brad Jefferson, CEO and co-founder of Animoto. "ANIMOTO allows professionals to easily create unique, high-quality photo montages that can be emailed, burned to DVD and resold, or distributed online via blogs, websites, social networks and mobile devices. Produced in widescreen format, Animoto videos have a distinct place in a videographer's ever expanding 'toolbelt.'"

"After many months of research, WEVA is extremely excited about welcoming Animoto to the Associaton's expanding list of member benefits," said John Zale WEVA's Director of Educational Development. "For members who are looking to create a new competitive edge for their photo montages without the time and pain needed to learn new software, Animoto may hold the answer."

For a limited time, Animoto will add 2 free months of service onto the purchase of a 1-year pass for all current WEVA members. To sign-up for the Animoto promotion, WEVA members can log in to the WEVA Members-Only section. No promo code is necessary, as the system recognizes that WEVA members have come from the members-only section. This special benefit is valid for WEVA members through December 31, 2009.

Visit the WEVA website for updates on Animoto, and other membershp benefits.

About Animoto

The founders of Animoto Productions™ include veterans of the entertainment industry who share a passion for helping people share their stories and express themselves through online media by innovating technologies in the field of video production. Animoto Productions, founded in August 2006, is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco. For more information please visit ANIMOTO.

About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA)
Founded over a decade ago, WEVA International is the world's largest trade association for professional wedding and event videographers and leads the field with education that's on the cutting-edge of industry developments.

WEVA is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers globally through continuing education at events such as Wedding & Event Video Expo 2009, and professional development resources, including Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide (now in a new digital edition), free LicenseStream access, plus business insurance benefits, WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos,WEVA On-The-Air Podcasts, and streaming video on WEVA-TV.

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