NEW YORK, Dec.13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto, a leading online video creation company, today announced that it was selected as one of the "Best Places to Work in New York City" by Crain's New York Business. Crain's is the leading publication for the New York City business community. Each year, Crain's recognizes New York City's 50 best places to work based on the results of thousands of employee surveys.
Crain's described Animoto as "heaven for fun-loving, creative types," and is headquartered in Greenwich Village, in New York City. Founded five years ago, Animoto today has 75 employees nationwide, with 40 new employees added in 2011.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of the best places to work in New York City," said Jason Hsiao, President and co-founder of Animoto. "We recognize and encourage creativity while staying passionately focused on delivering results. Every employee plays a role in delivering on our vision for allowing consumers to quickly and easily create amazing videos through Animoto.com."
Animoto enables consumers to transform their photos and/or video clips into pro-quality videos, complete with text and music, through its award-winning online video creation service. For consumers, the Animoto service is available for free for 30-second videos, with a subscription fee for longer videos ($5 month/$30 year).
Animoto (www.animoto.com) is a video slideshow creation service that enables consumers, professionals and businesses to easily make and share professional-looking videos that will amaze friends, family and others. The Animoto team, which includes entertainment and technology industry veterans, has leveraged their expertise to develop a web-based service that makes it easy for people to quickly create and share their stories through video – using photos and/or videos. The heart of Animoto is its Cinematic Artificial Intelligence™ technology that thinks like an actual director and editor, using the same sophisticated post-production skills and techniques that are used in television and film. A fast-growing company, Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.