Log into Animoto and select the blue CREATE button in the corner of your screen. Then select "Animoto Marketing." Next, you'll see a selection of our pre-built storyboard templates. Click on each storyboard to see how it looks and get a short written description. Once you find a storyboard you like, click on the blue CHOOSE STORYBOARD button to get started. If you'd prefer to create a video without a storyboard, select START FROM SCRATCH in the upper-right-hand corner instead.
To add in your photos, video clips, and logo, select the “Media” icon from the toolbar on the left-hand side of your screen—it’ll be the icon at the top of the tool bar. You can then upload photos and video clips from your computer.
Once you’ve added visuals to your Media tray, just drag and drop them into the storyboard blocks, replacing the storyboard photos and video clips with your own content.
Quickly add or adjust text by selecting the “T” icon on the bottom part of the block you want to change; then, edit the text however you like. You can also select “See More” at the bottom of the block to view more text options, including ways to change the size, position, and color of your text. Want to learn more about our text features? Check out the Animoto Marketing text tutorial in our Resource Center.
On the lower left-hand-side of each block is a number, representing the number of seconds a block will appear onscreen. For photo or text blocks, click this number to adjust that block's timing. When you click, you’ll see plus and minus signs, which you can use to increase or decrease the length of the block. For video clips, click the same area on a video block, then click the TRIM button. A slide tool will appear, which will let you change where a video clip starts and stops.
If you want to choose a different song for your video, click the “Music” icon at the bottom of the tool tray to the left. From there, click CHANGE SONG to reach our Music Library. You’ll see a few of the most popular songs for your style or storyboard, along with a BROWSE FULL LIBRARY button that’ll take you to our full song collection and an UPLOAD SONG button, which lets you add your own music to your video. Take a look at our Resource Center's music tutorial for more information.