One of my areas of responsibility has been movie creation. Every day Google Photos analyzes millions of photos & videos, looking for the most interesting parts & combining them into bite-sized visual summaries. These then show up in your Assistant view, from where you can view & save them. You can also apply a different theme, change the soundtrack, or remove/reorder clips.
To make your own movie, select a number of items using your iOS or Android device, then tap “+” and then Movie. Here’s the one I made after the Micronaxx visited our Toontastic friends during Google’s Take Your Kids To Work Day:
I was pleased to hear The Verge’s Thomas Ricker reporting surprise & delight with movie creation:
I’ve been testing Google Photos with a few thousand pics from recent holidays and family events. The behind-the-scenes Assistant feature is downright magical (to borrow another Apple buzzword). It combined five separate videos I shot of my daughter’s gymnastics competition into an almost perfect one-minute highlight reel set to music. Amazingly, it identified her amongst all the other children of the same age and wearing the same uniform, culminating with a still photo of her on the trophy stand.
Give it a whirl and please let us know what you think!