Here's the breakdown in 4 simple steps:
- You choose the style you like for your video
- You upload home videos and images for your video - as they upload you get to look at a kind of grid. It shows the clips and images in little squares that you can duplicate, highlight, and place text before with the click of a button. You can also quickly and easily trim your home videos to lots of 10 second clips (can only use 10 second clips at a time) and you can choose to have sound or no sound with the clip. Lastly, you can move the clips, images, and text around till it looks the way you like.
- You choose your music - you can pick from the provided selections from Animoto or upload your own mp3s. It will even let you choose the exact point in the song you want it to begin playing from.
- Finalize - basically you click a button and Animoto does the rest. When you video is done they will email you. I found it to take anywhere from 5 -15 minutes.
I made two different videos to share with you - one is a little holiday recap (this one has video clips in it) and the other is of a trip with my husband. You can see how simply choosing different styles really changes the feel of your video. Take a look and then check out Animoto to make your own - remember it's FREE to make a short video!!