Whether you’re looking to learn how to make a slideshow with music, a video slideshow to promote your product, or a fun video to share with followers on social media, Animoto’s got you covered. Animoto is a slideshow maker that lets you easily drag and drop your own photos, text, logo, and even video clips to create a fully customized marketing slideshow in minutes. We’ll show you how.
Using our slideshow maker
Step 1: Log in to Animoto
Step 2: Select Animoto Marketing
When you click the CREATE button, you’ll see the option to use Animoto Memories or Animoto Marketing. Animoto Marketing is designed to help you create professional videos to market your business. Animoto Memories is our product for creating videos for personal use. So if you’re making a slideshow video for your business you’ll want to select Animoto Marketing.
Step 3: Choose a pre-built storyboard
Next, you’ll want to select a pre-built storyboard, which will serve a as a template for your video. You can drag and drop your own images to replace the ones in the storyboard to make the slideshow your own.
For this example, we’ll choose the “4 Reasons to Smile” storyboard. This storyboard is square, optimized for social media. But we also offer landscape storyboards, and you can change the aspect ratio of any storyboard to suit your needs.
If you don’t see a storyboard that suits your needs, select START FROM SCRATCH at the top of the screen and you can create your own storyboard.
Step 4: Customize your video slideshow
Once you’ve selected a storyboard, it’s time to customize it.
The first thing you’ll need to do is add photos (and video clips if you have them). Just click the UPLOAD button to add assets that represent your business. Then, drag and drop them to replace the existing media in the video.
Tell your story
Next, change the text to tell your story. Since we’re a video company, we’re going to upload video-related images and turn this “4 Reasons to Smile ASAP” video into a video about “4 Reasons to Use Video to Market Your Business.” But you would create a video related to your business. And don’t forget to finish off your video by adding your logo!
Choose your music
You can also change the music to suit your video. Just click on the “Music” icon on the left side of the screen and select from the collection of tracks in our music library.
When you’re done, simply click PREVIEW and PRODUCE and your video is ready to share.