Making Home Movies

Marilyn Harroun, from Wal-Mart’s My Movie Maker, demonstrated how it’s done.


There is a website with actual sample movies and ideas for creating your own DVD movies from your pictures. There is also a link on this website for you to enter to win a trip to Disneyland.

The kiosks are now available in all Wal-Marts where photofinishing services are offered. Watch for in-store demos on how to use the kiosks and tips on making effective personalized DVD movies. A schedule is listed on the website.

For the first time, consumers can create professional personalized DVD movies
right in the store using a photo center touch screen kiosk. Powered by the “aVinci
Experience,” developed by Sequoia Media Group, LC, the product line utilizes
Hollywood-style effects and themed storyboards to build a professional movie
production. Over 50 movie themes are available for significant life events such as
weddings, vacations, graduations, life tributes, holidays, sports and many others.
myMovieMaker’s themes put personal photos into context, releasing the
emotions that make the event memorable.

aVinci’s unique technology establishes a new standard for personal media
productions. Consumers no longer have to settle for typical slideshows with
ordinary transitions. myMovieMaker provides an innovative way for the public to
preserve and treasure life’s valued memories, yet it requires no complicated
software, skills or training. The process of creating professional personal movies
can now be accomplished in just a few minutes. The steps are simple: choose a
theme, add photos, and select a music soundtrack. The solution then
automatically creates the DVD movie with personalized case cover, DVD label,
and thumbnail insert.

“Wal-Mart is committed to offering its customers affordable products and cutting-edge
technology,” states Joe Lisuzzo, director of Wal-Mart Photo Services and
Marketing. “We are pleased to be the first retailer to offer such a powerful,
affordable, and easy solution for customers to share life’s events in a truly
creative way.”

myMovieMaker DVD productions start at $12.86 and can contain up to 40
personal photos. Beginning today, myMovieMaker will be available in all 3,500+
Wal-Mart Stores on over 5,600 photo kiosks located in the one-hour labs. For
more information, visit

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