How to Make a Professional Online Video using a Photo Slideshow Software called Animoto

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As you have learned from my 7 FREE videos on online video marketing with YouTube it is important to add online video to your marketing strategy. Online video can come in many shapes and forms, it doesn’t always have to be You in front of the camera. One effective way to promote your products or services is to make a photo slideshow and place it on your website.  Animoto is a powerful photo slideshow software that allows you to do this with ease. The two videos below (click on the arrow pointing to the right inside the video box to jump to the next video) will first walk you through the steps of how to create your first photo slideshow and then will show you the final product.

Benefits to using Animoto

Easy Online Video Tips | How to create a professional online video using photo slideshow software

There are so many photo slideshow software out there, but the following features are what makes Animoto so special for me:

  • Now available in High Definition! (small fee may apply depending on which plan you sign up for)
  • Allows you to mix video clips, photos, and text together (now that is cool!)
  • Make slideshows directly from Facebook and iPhone/iTouch (even cooler!)
  • Directly send your Animoto videos to YouTube (go viral!)
  • Easily embed your Animoto videos on your own website (copy and paste a few lines of HTML code)
  • Includes a huge library of licensed music (or upload your own)
  • Order a DVD slideshow to hand deliver to clients at conferences and shows (small fee may apply)

Animoto has a variety of pricing packages ranging from free (like you see in the video above) up to high end plans for $499 per year.
 

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Hani Mourra

Hani Mourra is an online video marketing coach who is passionate about helping people marketing their business online using online video.

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Hani Mourra
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They have an APP too!

Hani Mourra
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The Animoto software has been updated recently. Lots of great new
features!

Michael B Wilbraham
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Hey Hani, your post above is a bit misleading in that the free version does NOT allow you to do everything you demonstrate. You cannot even upload it to video sharing sites according to their price comparison chart. How about putting out a new and updated blog post that discusses the various options, instead of misleading your customers on your mailing list?

Hani Mourra
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Hey Michael….I really do appreciate your honest feedback on this post. This video was created using a free (they also call this “lite”) Animoto account. Exporting your video to YouTube directly from Animoto is still available with the free (lite) account.

You’re absolutely right though, the pricing options have changed and I will update the post to include their latest pricing models.

Cheers,
Hani

Mike Hooker
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Also, following your instruction, I bought two clamp-on lights, two 100W bulbs and two white shower caps. I made mounts out of two pieces of 1X4 and two pieces of 2X4, nailed them together and clamped the lights on them. I set one on each side of my new iMac, plugged them in–and they are bright.

I’ve been practicing a short script I wrote to introduce my blog, http://www.insomniasimplysucks.com, on Youtube. I decided on a script (crutch?) for my first video of myself because I’m afraid I’ll look like an idiot without one. I know that’s contrary to what you say about not worrying about making mistakes, but I like to look as professional as possible, even though I’m not.

I’ve been practicing using my digital voice recorder and have started practicing using the camera in my iMac. I should have my video made by the weekend. I’ll let you know when it’s posted.

I didn’t know how to do any of this until I discovered your videos a couple of weeks ago. I guess I’m a slow learner because I’m from an older generation. I like to blame my ignorance of computers on my age.

Thanks again, Hani.

Mike

Hani
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Mike..you rock man! I’m so proud of ya 🙂

I’m so glad to see you taking action and creating videos for your website. I really can’t wait to see them. Please do keep us posted on when they are up.

If you need anything and anytime, don’t be shy to ask.

Can’t wait to see your online videos.

Hani

Hani
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Sweeeet! Great job Mike…look’s awesome! Hope we don’t embarrass your daughter too much. See how fast online video gets exposure 🙂

Mike Hooker
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I would. But the video I made was of my daughter, now 27, growing up through the years. She didn’t like her pictures/video on facebook and made me delete it. She said she would be embarrassed if any of her friends saw it.

It’s still on my Animoto account. Is there any way that you can see it there?

I just forwarded it to my Twitter account, so it’s now online again. Shauna doesn’t have a twitter account, so she’ll never know.

Mike

Mike Hooker
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Hani,

Thanks a million for the info. I just created my first video and posted it on Facebook. I’ve never done anything with videos online before, but it was simple. It took me about 20 minutes and most of that time was spent trying to find music to go with the video. Next time won’t take nearly as long.

Hani
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Hey Mike,

Great to hear…I’m so honored to have had a small role in you creating your first video 🙂 I couldn’t find a link to your video on Facebook, do you mind sharing it here in the comments. I’m sure others would love to see it as well.

Hani

hanimourra
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Thanks Shurlock for pointing that out. I just added a video response with the actual photo slideshow final product

hanimourra
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[..YouTube..] Thanks Shurlock for pointing that out. I just added a video response with the actual photo slideshow final product

hanimourra
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[..YouTube..] Thanks Shurlock for pointing that out. I just added a video response with the actual photo slideshow final product

hanimourra
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[..YouTube..] Thanks Shurlock for pointing that out. I just added a video response with the actual photo slideshow final product

hanimourra
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[..YouTube..] Thanks Shurlock for pointing that out. I just added a video response with the actual photo slideshow final product

ShurlockRowUsedCars
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you never showed the end result of the video??????

ShurlockRowUsedCars
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[..YouTube..] you never showed the end result of the video??????

ShurlockRowUsedCars
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[..YouTube..] you never showed the end result of the video??????

ShurlockRowUsedCars
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[..YouTube..] you never showed the end result of the video??????

ShurlockRowUsedCars
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[..YouTube..] you never showed the end result of the video??????

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