Here are some other options for making a movie from pictures and words:
Google's Picasa (a download)
will let you easily convert a sequence of photos into a moving
slideshow with a basic Ken Burns effect. If you have a blog,
Picasa Web Albums is an easy way
to create slideshows online and embed them in your blog.
You could also try our own slideshow maker.
If you have patience, and basic command-line skills, you could try
to achieve all sorts of fancy effects, and burn the result to a CD or
If you're willing to pay, animoto
produces very funky videos from your pictures and music.
youtube.com has basic mixing
and titling functions for videos you upload.
On our site, you can make a slideshow of
zooming images with our slideshow tool.
It gives you an easy way to set up controlled Ken Burns effects,
rather than the random zooms and pans of other tools.
Here's an example:
Read about Blender,
the excellent open-source animation engine we use to make this all work.