How I Made a Video - For Free - And You Can Too

18 November, 2013 1 comments Leave a comment

Yesterday I learned how to do something really fun, cool, useful and easy - make a short (30 second) video using the free version of and post it to YouTube.

The seminar was hosted by the Writers' Community of Durham Region at Trent University in Oshawa and taught by Rich Helms.

Animoto is very user-friendly. You just have to upload a couple of images, type in the text for each slide, choose a background theme, and select the music you like. It's amazing to play with, like PowerPoint on steroids, and you can change the slide order, add or delete images and text, try different music and another presentation style.

And if you want to make longer videos, Animoto has very reasonable monthly or annual fees.

Check out my first two videos and let me know what you think:



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  1. John December 04, 2013

    Great Job Karen.