For my Animoto video, I chose the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. I chose this location because it is a beautiful place and I couldn't think of anything else to make a video on. The National Cathedral is well-known for being a important place for choirs to gather, speeches to happen, and sermons to be preached.
No particular historical event has happened at the National Cathedral to make it important. Rather, it is popular simply for being a beautifully built center of faith and worship. Very many famous people, including multiple presidents, have given speeches at the Cathedral. The Cathedral is made up of many different parts, including separate chapels, crypts and sanctuaries. Although no historical event took place at the Cathedral, the structure itself has a rich history of building, conservation, celebration, and remembrance.
Having used Animoto, I found that I enjoy the program, although it wasn't perfect. I enjoyed the many different aspects of it, from being able to customize the music, pictures, slides, and length, as well as the user-friendly interface. What I didn't like about the program was that you could choose only from a set amount of different templates, instead of being able to create your own format and transitions. I can definitely see myself using Animoto in the future, for other classes and for fun as well. As well as using Animoto for this project, I also used a YouTube-to-MP3 converter to use Handel's Messiah Hallelujah Chorus, and I used Photoshop to make some photos appear faded, more black-and-white than they were before. Overall, I enjoyed Animoto, and I would feel comfortable using it again.