FilmLoop creates “looplets.” The primary purpose of these looplets was to show a sample of the loop in order to encourage people to install the loop. However, looplets now have gained significantly more functionality.

In essence, they are now an end unto themselves. This means that you can use looplets on web pages and in blogs to display a collection of up to thirty pictures. Your viewers will not have to download the FilmLoop client nor register–all they do is watch the pictures. FilmLoop, as such, is now a tool for bloggers and web site designers as well as a photosharing and photocasting tool.

Here is a sample of pictures that I took at the Frozen Four (the championship of collegiate hockey) this past week. (Incidentally, my family and I had a GREAT time at the Frozen Four. Our hosts, eInnovate, set the new record for taking care of me on a trip. Our trip included two private rink times plus playing hockey with Mark Johnson from the 1980 “Miracle” team. He is currently the coach of the Wisconsin women’s team that won the national championship this year.)

Here’s how I created this looplet from my loop:

  1. Put the cursor on a picture in the loop, a yellow frame will appear with the word Actions and a down arrow. Click on the arrow menu will appear. Select “Web/Blog/IM link…”
  2. Site/Host Destination: “Generic Site- HTML and JavaScript compatible”
  3. Loop link style: “Flash Looplet”
  4. Looplet Height: 125
  5. Looplet Width: 500
  6. Looplet Speed: 2
  7. Copy the code into a blog posting.

As you can see, I can control the dimensions of the looplet as well as the speed at which the images move.

I’d love to see how you use looplets on your sites and in your blogs. If you send me the location, I will link to it and add them to the “Bloop Roll” in my siderail. Take a look at the first one in the roll by Chuckk Gerwig: