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Want to be a part of what could be the largest media project ever?  Check out what’s going on at One Day on Earth on October 10, 2010.

On October 10th, 2010, thousands of people from every nation around the world will film their perspective and contribute their voice to one of the largest participatory media events in history. The event will result in a feature documentary and online video archive that will showcase the diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that can occur in one day on earth.

Find out how you can participate here.

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Want to jazz up your Christmas cards this year and be a little greener in the process?  Animoto has a cool product for you.

They’ve got three variations of dynamic, animated holiday video greetings that can be easily shared online via email or website. In minutes, Animoto lets anyone create personalized videos – just upload your favorite photos and video clips, add personalized text, pick a song to match the mood, and Animoto takes care of the rest.

It’s not only a paperless, Earth-friendly way to send your holiday well wishes out, it’s also budget friendly – 30-second videos are free, full-length videos cost just $3, and an annual subscription is only $30; high-resolution downloads are just $5 and DVDs cost $20.

The above video took me about 10 minutes or so to make, which included importing photos from a SmugMug gallery (a very cool feature that’s integrated within Animoto).

You can see the other holiday themed videos on this page at Animoto.

The full press release below contains additional details. [click to continue…]

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Inspired by Rich Legg at LeggNet.com:

“Here’s an idea: Drop a comment below with a link or two (or three or four…) to some of your favorite photography related websites. This is a great chance to advertise your own site or other photo sites you frequent.”

Like many of us, I’m always on the lookout for a new site to add to my RSS Reader.

Additionally, if you have a photography related website or blog, consider keeping this “Share-a-Link” rolling after you drop your own link in the comments below.

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A few months ago, SmugMug added video capabilities to its repertoire of sharing features.  SmugMug has now followed up with embedding capabilities for a variety of video sizes including HD.  Don MacAskill gives the rundown on the new H.264 embedded format here

I’m a big SmugMug advocate. I’ve been nothing but thrilled with their photo hosting and sharing services. You can read more of my thoughts on an earlier Photography Bay post – 7 Alternatives to Flickr.

While SmugMug “demands video to be awesome”, I ran into a little bit of a lag issue on my aging iMac G5.  I have to say though, that the video quality looks great for a flash-based video. How’s the above video working for you (for both streaming and quality)?

If you decide to give SmugMug a try, you can use this code ( 7jCtURK05RxCQ ) in the ‘Referred by’ field on the signup form to save $5 from whatever account you sign up for. (Disclosure: I get a credit as well.)

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