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How To Use

Animoto
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Animoto is an
online tool used for
creating videos.
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From any browser you are using type


animoto.com in the address bar
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This screen appears


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Click Sign Up
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This screen appears


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Fill up the details required


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Choose your reason for making the


video. For this tutorial, I chose
Personal Use
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Since we are not using the paid


version, Click Start Trial
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This screen appears


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Scrolling further down, you will see the


Style choices
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Click Browse All Styles for more


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Tip: Choose the


Style that fits your
video subject
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Here are several Categories to choose


from
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For this tutorial, I chose Kids and Safari


Friends
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This screen appears


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Click Create Video


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This screen appears


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You may want to go through the Start


Tour. For this tutorial, I chose Skip
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This screen appears


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Click Settings
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This screen appears


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Fill in the Video Title and Description,


then Click Save
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The Video Title appears on top of the


navigation pane
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Click on Add pics & vids


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This screen appears


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The pictures and videos can come


from any of these locations if you have
accounts in them
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I chose to upload pictures from my


computer drive
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I chose baby pictures of my kids from


my local folder
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The pictures are loaded to Animoto


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You may click the PREVIEW VIDEO


before you save
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The video runs. Animoto logo appears


for the trial version
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The actual video includes a


background music.
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Click Add another song to change the


music provided by Animoto.
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This screen appears


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Click Browse Full Library to see the


rest of the selection.
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The whole selection appears. I clicked


on Wonderful Way.
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Then click Select Song.


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Click this to adjust the pacing and


speed of the background song.
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This screen appears. You may move


the bars left to right as required. Then
click Save.
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When you preview the video, it has


now the new background song.
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Lets try Add text.


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This screen appears.


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Fill in the details and click SAVE.


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If you are done working on the video,


Click SAVE.
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If you are happy with your video, click


PRODUCE.
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I decided to keep my Bundles of Joy


as Personal and Private. I made
another one to demo how to share
your videos.

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After the PRODUCE button is clicked,


this screen appears. The video you are
working on appears on the upper right.
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Fill in the details as required. Check


1080 under video quality if you need to
export to YouTube.
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Then click FINISH.


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This screen appears.


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There are choices on how you would


share your video.
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You may download it to your computer.


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Or you may work more on your video.


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Click YouTube if you want to upload in


YouTube.

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This screen appears. You need to have


a YouTube account.
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Click Begin Export.


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You will be asked to sign in to Google.


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Animoto will request access to your


Google account. Click Grant access.
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This screen appears.


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This screen appears showing the


upload progress.
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Upon completion of the Upload, an


email will be sent to you saying the
upload has been completed.
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We have gone through the


steps that will help you use
Animoto. The Trial Version
has limited features. Avail
of the Paid version to enjoy
more features of the tool.

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I know you too had more


fun as I did. Thank you and
see you in my next tutorial.

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