HOW TO CREATE A VIDEO BY USING ANIMOTO

Since 2005, Animoto was founded with the vision of inspiring people to share their lives through the magic and power of video. Today, Animoto is a video creation service (online and mobile) that makes it easy and fun for anyone to create and share extraordinary videos using their own pictures, video clips, words and music. Simply upload your pictures and video clips, choose your style, add words and music, and click the "produce video" button. Then, Animoto’s cinematic technology does its magic and in minutes brings it all to life with a beautifully orchestrated production you can share with family and friends. Millions of people actively use Animoto for everything from special occasions like birthdays, weddings and trips, to sending a quick special greeting, or just to share everyday moments.


1) Go to the website https://animoto.com

2) Click on “Sign up”
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A form like this will appear, complete it and click on “Sign up”
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3) Go the home page an click on “Log in”
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4) Once you have logged in. Click on “Create”
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5) Chooose a style by clicking on it. For example, I clicked on “Celebrations” and then chose “Dance Party”
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6) Click on “Make a 30-sec video for free” and get ready to start.
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7) Click on “Add pics & vids”
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A window like this one will appear and you’ll choose the option you want. For example, if the images you are going to use are on your computer you should choose the first option. That’s what I am going to do i.e. upload the images from my computer.
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Another window will appear and you will be able to select the images from the corresponding folder. You can upload more than one image at once. Once you have select the images click on “Open”.
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8) By clicking on “Add text” you can include a slide with text such as the title of your presentation for the beginning. A form like the following will appear complete it and click on “save” once you have finished.
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9) You can add an image whenever you want by clicking on the box at the end of the row of images and then on the symbol that will appear. Then, you can change the order of it (or any of the images by dragging them) and place them in the order they are supposed to appear.
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10) Click on “Caption…” which is under each image to include the text you want to be seen under each picture,
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An enlarged version of your image will appear and when you place the mouse where says “Edit a caption” you will be able to write the text. Do so and click on “Done”
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Repeat this step with each image.

11) You can edit the song by clicking on top of the row of images. A window will open and you can select a song form the ones the programs brings or upload one by clicking on “Upload songs”. The procedure for uploading is the same as the one you have used for the images.
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Once you have selected a song click on “Add song” and it will be changed.
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12) Finally, you can give your video a title by clicking on “Settings”. You can also edit its date and write a brief descripition. Once you have finshed click on “Save”
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13) Now, that your video is ready you can save the project by clicking on “Save” and then preview it by clicking on “Preview video”
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If after you have watched it everything is fine click on “Produce”. If you need to edit somethich click on “Or continue editing”
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14) Now that your video is ready you can send it by email or share it by using Facebook or Tweeter
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Click here to watch a sample video

CREATE A VIDEO BY USING ANIMOTO. COM animoto_logo.jpg

TOPIC: My daily routine

LEVEL: Elementary / Pre-IntermediateAGE: 11+

TASK: You have to create a video with images in order to show your classmates and teacher about your daily routine.

EVALUATION CRITERIA: You will be evaluated on your use of the Present Simple Tense and time expressions. Remeber that a video should not include too much text. Then, you will enlarge on each picture during the oral presentation of your work.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Now that you know how to use this tool you can practice creating a video by following these simple steps:

1) Ask somebody such as a friend to take you photos while you act out a typical day in your life.

2) Select the pictures you like the most and create a folder with them on your computer

3) Go to http://animoto.com

4) Read the tutorial for using that website in this entry.

5) Become a member of that website in order to create your video online.

6) Send an e-mail with the link for your video to your teacher so she can evaluate it and send you her feedback.