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Social Media is a big part of my life for a variety of reasons. I used to use social media just for corresponding with friends and family, keeping up to date on the latest in everyone’s lives, and to share any big family news. Then I started blogging and social media became even BIGGER in my life. Now I try to dabble in as many outlets as possible. I love to connect with readers and people all over the world, to share our different views and experiences. I believe there is much to be gained from one another, through thoughts, music, and video. Even if it’s just one another’s creativity that is being shared! I just can’t get enough of everyone’s inspiring ideas and humor!
In the past 6 months or so, I’ve tried to dabble more and more into video. I’m still an amateur but I think it is such a fun way to allow my kids to express themselves. They can be kind of shy and anxious when it comes to performing in front of others, but getting on video in the comfort of their own home seems to do wonders for them and their personalities!.
I recently learned about Magisto, which is an app for iPhone and Android. You can also use it to create movies online. The thing I love the most about Magisto is that you can combine photos and videos so quickly to create kind of a collage type of video of some of your favorite moments. To top it off, you can use your favorite social media sites to quickly share your video with all those that matter to you! I couldn’t believe how fast I was able to create a video compiled of some photos and videos of my kids, in honor of Mother’s Day. I wanted to make a video displaying some of the reasons I love my children and why I feel lucky to be their mom. I personally love how the video turned out! Be sure to check it out and give my video some love!
After selecting some videos and photos that you want to be in your Magisto video, you can select a theme and a song to go with it.
Magisto has partnered with Joan Osborne to celebrate Mother’s Day with a new form of music discovery that brings together powerful user-generated video production technology and musical artistry. Joan’s new song “Born To See You Through”, which celebrates her role as a mother, is the song I used in my Magisto video. This song is perfect to go along with a video displaying why you love being a mom or why you love your mom! That brings me to the next part…
Through May 17, Magisto had a super fun Mother’s Day contest where all videos submitted with the #MagistoMoms hashtag, would be entered to win prizes. Videos will be shared and available for viewing on a Mother’s Day-themed social scrapbook that will be hosted on the Magisto website. The users whose Movies get the most Likes on Magisto will win the following prizes:
- Grand Prize: Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet
- Second Place: Joan Osborne’s new CD + handwritten lyrics to ‘Born to See You Through’
- Runners up: 50 runners up will receive 1-year MagistoPro upgrades
Because it’s too late to enter, you just might be able to go and vote on which movies you think should win! Magisto’s Mother’s Day challenge coincided with the first annual Mother’s Day benefit concert hosted by Osborne with special guests Ollabelle and Elizabeth Mitchell at NYC’s City Winery on May 12th. This concert was held with the purpose of benefiting these two charities: Somaly Mam
Foundation and Save the Children.
The really cool part for you? Use promo code MomsRule in the Settings portion of Magisto, to get three free downloads! Use them by the end of May to get your movie magic on!