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Susan Roderick: Adding Photos and Music to your Animoto Video

Ana Brandt, Sue Bryce, Susan Roderick

How to Boost Your Business with Animoto Videos

Ana Brandt, Sue Bryce, Susan Roderick

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7. Susan Roderick: Adding Photos and Music to your Animoto Video

Lesson Info

Susan Roderick: Adding Photos and Music to your Animoto Video

All right so now we're going to get started we're going to talk about music a little bit later so let's start start adding pics and videos so you can upload your pictures from a dr here upload all your video in your pictures can also upload them from facebook, instagram, dropbox flicker smugmug and you'll need to sign in to those accounts in order to access those photos also just want to let you guys know that they're also our stock images that an immortal has provided here I always go straight to travel this travel photo don't you cannot straight to the travel photo that's right? I mean the travel folder so check out all these photos this is so cool if you forget if you forget to taken image while you go on your own you know on a trip or something and you need to add that in there this is what makes it very cool valentine's birthday announcements travel nature scenes animals holiday those air all of your collections for photos they also have stock video clips so if you hate taking vid...

eo and you want to put photos in throat maybe you could find a couple stock video clips that you could throw in there that you would like that's a good idea and then you'll have motion this is so cool that they've added all of this so celebrations I'm gonna go back to travel and see look at all these clips in here how cool is that here's rome definitely this is this is very very cool option here all right so let me just go ahead and add some photos so I've got c hi said photos resized so these air soup rice images can't lose with supervised images so I'm gonna go ahead and select all of these and click open and there they are loading so because I've resized these these air loading really quickly if I actually mistakenly uploaded the full rez ones and it did bog down the computer so make sure you 00:01:57.807 --> 00:02:00. resize them and this will this will happen very quickly 00:02:01.97 --> 00:02:05. and you see them all loading there do we have any 00:02:05.08 --> 00:02:08. questions while the anna brandt and like sitting in 00:02:08.74 --> 00:02:11. the audience oh I like having you there this's a real 00:02:11.6 --> 00:02:13. role reversal isn't it fine 00:02:15.12 --> 00:02:20. okay so re signing I know what I used to battery size 00:02:20.26 --> 00:02:22. from curious as to what you used to patricide because 00:02:22.98 --> 00:02:26. I'm already thinking you know you have a hundred images 00:02:26.55 --> 00:02:29. you want to size you know for the video are you batch 00:02:29.97 --> 00:02:33. processing the size or how are you re sizing sally 00:02:34.77 --> 00:02:38. wait this we do have a light room plug in that will 00:02:38.5 --> 00:02:40. take you directly from that room into an emoto so 00:02:40.98 --> 00:02:44. you can be such process from light room and it will 00:02:44.62 --> 00:02:46. open them up into your animate a dashboard from here 00:02:46.99 --> 00:02:52. is well and that duggan is included in the package 00:02:52.43 --> 00:02:55. if he actually does. No, no, no it's included in the 00:02:55.54 --> 00:02:58. cost for the plugging. Yeah, yeah, sweet. Good answer, 00:02:58.59 --> 00:03:01. sally. All right, so let's, go ahead and add now that 00:03:01.98 --> 00:03:03. we've got the pictures in there and the member of 00:03:03.4 --> 00:03:05. this video is just photos. So we're just going with 00:03:05.34 --> 00:03:07. photos. You'll see that when you click on this little 00:03:07.85 --> 00:03:11. settings button that is underneath the photo, you 00:03:11.17 --> 00:03:14. can add a caption here you have characters to add 00:03:14.05 --> 00:03:16. a caption you have to do. I'm not going to do that 00:03:16.85 --> 00:03:18. right now, but you see that where I typed 00:03:19.39 --> 00:03:20. and then also 00:03:21.81 --> 00:03:24. there's another feature here that you can spotlight 00:03:24.67 --> 00:03:26. it, which means that this stars on here or you can 00:03:26.81 --> 00:03:29. rotate it, and we'll get into a little bit of that 00:03:29.33 --> 00:03:31. because these options are also here on the side. So 00:03:31.91 --> 00:03:35. I'm just gonna add text, and I'm just going to say, 00:03:36.21 --> 00:03:39. I think I wrote this so there's you can add a title 00:03:39.86 --> 00:03:42. and a subtitle to the text. I'm just going to say, 00:03:42.16 --> 00:03:44. you let me add another one. R and you can also use this arrow down here I mean this cross when you click on that you can add video and photos right here using this icon or text this way 00:03:57.764 --> 00:04:02. so you can ease it either use the side or the little 00:04:02.63 --> 00:04:07. box so you are beautiful because you are and now I 00:04:07.99 --> 00:04:11. am going tio where's my yugo oh it's up here and you 00:04:11.99 --> 00:04:14. can also slide these around so you can rearrange your 00:04:14.33 --> 00:04:18. photos however you like which is very cool that makes 00:04:18.26 --> 00:04:19. it you know really 00:04:20.94 --> 00:04:25. modifiable you are beautiful 00:04:26.91 --> 00:04:29. this is a model this was a client of sues her name's 00:04:29.13 --> 00:04:31. elissa and she is very beautiful 00:04:32.84 --> 00:04:36. all right so that is how I added text so let's talk 00:04:36.92 --> 00:04:40. about this right here this spotlight means that it 00:04:40.04 --> 00:04:42. will kind of hold on that photo so as the music's 00:04:42.82 --> 00:04:45. going if I click on this and click spotlight you see 00:04:45.37 --> 00:04:48. how there's a yellow box it goes around it so that 00:04:48.05 --> 00:04:51. just means that all kind of pause on that on that 00:04:51.03 --> 00:04:54. photo so I'm just going to spotlight a few of those and so now we're gonna get into music oh kenna get into music people just had some follow up questions that maybe I could throw in there could you again tell us what your your specs were for the images that you want them resized to yes and by the way in the chat room somebody said light room plug in for the wind sally for the battery sizing we heard some news in oz here's too but what were your respects again suspects are two thousand pixels wide that's the number you need to remember two thousand pixels wide anything larger or smaller could look pixelated so just make sure you resize them all they're all going to be horizontal so two thousand pixels wide jpeg jeffs tiffs or p and g's are the photos that you can do cool and and sorry that called this was from kelly hayworth can you add the call the action feature at a later date or do you have to select it at the creation and that was when you can show us you can have that link 00:05:58.396 --> 00:06:01. at the end you can do it anytime I mean that's the 00:06:01.69 --> 00:06:04. whole thing is a lot of things you can add it any 00:06:04.23 --> 00:06:06. time another beauty even if you're finished with your 00:06:06.52 --> 00:06:09. video you can still go back in and edit it after it's 00:06:09.63 --> 00:06:12. completely done after it's done and you've downloaded 00:06:12.28 --> 00:06:15. it and you you can still go back in and edit and re 00:06:15.35 --> 00:06:19. download it and a brand a second because kenna what 00:06:19.43 --> 00:06:22. if you share the image straight from an emoto then 00:06:22.66 --> 00:06:25. you edit it like you were saying about your stats 00:06:25.76 --> 00:06:29. yeah I think it was just when you do at it there when 00:06:29.91 --> 00:06:31. you refresh it all the links and everything stayed 00:06:31.99 --> 00:06:33. the same I was playing around with that last night 00:06:34.26 --> 00:06:38. however the stacks the play's reset after you make 00:06:38.2 --> 00:06:40. that change so if you're concerned about tracking 00:06:40.58 --> 00:06:43. and all of that then you would probably want to get 00:06:43.4 --> 00:06:46. your get it all set before you do put it out there 00:06:46.46 --> 00:06:49. but when you do the links and everything as faras 00:06:49.39 --> 00:06:52. I know st stay the same just on that too you can either 00:06:52.49 --> 00:06:55. edit the existing video or you can make a copy of 00:06:55.6 --> 00:06:57. the video so you could have one with the cold action 00:06:57.88 --> 00:06:59. of the same video without one if you like a swell 00:07:00.76 --> 00:07:03. absolutely I've definitely done that before so just 00:07:03.49 --> 00:07:05. a couple other things over here so you can spot like 00:07:05.42 --> 00:07:07. the photos you could rotate the photos you could duplicate 00:07:07.91 --> 00:07:10. it so there'll be two of them or you can delete them 00:07:10.48 --> 00:07:13. so and you can also shuffle them but you have to select 00:07:13.08 --> 00:07:16. them all to shuffle them what you would I think that 00:07:16.45 --> 00:07:20. you do know it how do you do that against howie control 00:07:20.18 --> 00:07:24. eh oh wow I'm new to this game control eh all right 00:07:24.81 --> 00:07:25. let's go to the music 00:07:27.36 --> 00:07:29. let me get off that why is that doing that? All right 00:07:29.95 --> 00:07:31. I'm just going to go click on here this is how you 00:07:31.59 --> 00:07:34. access the music this is kind of a default song all 00:07:34.48 --> 00:07:38. about your heart by mindy glen hill but when you click 00:07:38.36 --> 00:07:41. on this little music icon it'll take you to the music 00:07:41.31 --> 00:07:45. library now an emoto has provided thousands of songs 00:07:45.02 --> 00:07:49. for us to choose from and songs music licensing is 00:07:49.15 --> 00:07:51. is very important to make sure your music is license 00:07:52.06 --> 00:07:55. you're creating an emotive slideshow for you and your 00:07:55.33 --> 00:07:58. children in your own home then you can upload whatever 00:07:58.65 --> 00:08:02. music that you want and enjoy it in the privacy of 00:08:02.11 --> 00:08:04. your own home but if planning on posting it any where it needs to be licensed and music is expensive toe license it's not cheap these musicians have you know worked really hard for what there are is the same way you guys pay a charge money for your art they do as well so this is why there's another reason why I love an emoto because there's thousands of songs do you know the number the solitude is a professional package and over one thousand of those come from triple skip music alright triple scoop that's I used triple scoop all the time so two thousand songs for triple scoop music if you were to create a video for yourself it would be sixty dollars a song I believe so if you buy an immortal pro that's basically four songs in a year that you are getting I mean you need to be making more than four videos a year so you are already saving money by just the music alone because music licensing is expensive so this is the music library. This is the landing page and top songs for the style. So remember how I chose classic as my style. An emoto has selected five songs that go well with this style. So whatever your style is their songs that have been chosen for that also popular for photography, you can see they've selected that that makes it easier for you or you go to my favorites. And when you are in the music library, you'll see a little heart, and when you click on that, that puts it in your favorites. So these are my favorites, some of my favorites, and also let's. Just check out the full music library, so I'm not going to get into all of this right now, because we're going to do that a little bit later. But I just wanted to show you what that looks like, so let's, go back, and I'm going to pick a song. Let's, do that again. I'm gonna go to my favorites. Then I did have a song here. Pick a song. All right, so now we're basically going to preview the video and previewing the video will take, oh, go ahead question was probably the norm, but if you happen to be lucky enough to have friends who are musicians who write original music that let you use it, can you use it? And you have to specify that I am allowed to use this area as long as you have that relationship between you and the musicians, and you make sure that I would get that in writing, but yeah, you can upload a song. I'm gonna definitely do that as long as it's an mp three. Yeah, but just make sure I would get it writing that's all I'm saying checked yourself there. So then we would want to preview the video, so we're going to click preview the video and that'll take about fifteen seconds to generate, and then I will show you. 00:10:38.16 --> 00:10:42. So I'm going to go ahead and play this video, so if 00:10:42.47 --> 00:10:48. we could go back tio, um, the keynote so that we can 00:10:48.24 --> 00:10:50. play the video because 00:10:51.56 --> 00:10:52. all right. Day. Give teo the proper way. It's so simple so simple and it feels like video feels like you're watching a video granted you know if you have soup rice images you're basically on top of the world so that does make it a lot better but basically you are watching a video when you see that and I think that's really cool and that's just photos and I put a few slides in there you saw how fast that wass it was so easy just upload some photos move him around put a title slide the music is going to take you to the most amount time for that selecting a song that you love I do have a follow up question from cayenne one of our regular so 00:12:07.514 --> 00:12:12. can you only use the enemy moto music on an emotive 00:12:12.51 --> 00:12:17. videos when you have that pro account or can if you 00:12:17.44 --> 00:12:20. create externally can you use that music that you're 00:12:20.75 --> 00:12:23. using through an emoto yeah you sent upload an mp 00:12:23.72 --> 00:12:27. three you cannot sorry sorry so say you're using that 00:12:27.16 --> 00:12:29. mindy gledhill song yes you can only use it in an 00:12:29.45 --> 00:12:32. emoto in an emotive right you can go and take it and 00:12:32.49 --> 00:12:35. put it on another video because an emoto has paid 00:12:35.43 --> 00:12:37. all the music licensing for you to use it in your 00:12:37.37 --> 00:12:39. videos if you you can get that song on triple scoop 00:12:39.83 --> 00:12:42. music if you go the triple scoop music website and 00:12:42.37 --> 00:12:45. purchase it for an outside video but not you can take 00:12:45.79 --> 00:12:48. it from an emoto and put it in a video. Thank you.

Class Description

Animoto lets you turn your photos, video clips, and music into slick, professional videos. Learn how to easily make your own, branded videos in How to Boost Your Business with Animoto Videos with Ana Brandt, Susan Roderick, and Sue Bryce.

During this fast-paced event Ana, Susan and Sue will show you how to use Animoto to create videos and use them to market and grow your business. 

In this class you’ll learn how to:

  • The basics of quickly creating a video with Animoto
  • Use video as a marketing tool
  • Include Animoto videos as a sales add-on
  • Incorporate Animoto into your workflow

Ana will explain how she kickstarted a video marketing program for her newborn photography business 7 years ago and she’ll detail the huge impact it has made on the growth of her business.

Susan will show you the ins and out of creating a video with Animoto and that creating a video to incorporate into your marketing doesn’t need to be a time-consuming commitment.

Sue will finish things off to drive home the importance of creating a marketing video and the power it has for your business.

If you want to learn how to take your photography business to the next level, join Ana Brandt, Susan Roderick and Sue Bryce for How to Boost Your Business with Animoto Videos.


a Creativelive Student

Excellent ! really inspired me. If someone would of said to me use video I would have shrugged it off but after seeing this course I cant wait to have a go. I love how Susan put it all together, the video was amazing to watch and coming from me that has to be true as I am one of the minority who does not watch a lot of video's purely because I get bored after a few minutes but Susan's had me spell bound. Sue Bryce's work is amazing and Anna Brandt I could listen to over and over. Brilliant show

Rajiv Chopra

Yes, I would definitely recommend the course to anyone. So, here goes. My initial reaction to Anna Brandt was negative, but then I realised that she gave us some very valuable tips. These were not just on video, but also on 'market research'. It is interesting, because I spent years in corporate before switching to photography, and I had not applied my own learnings to my fledgling new career! So, some good tips from her. Susan Roderick was very good and systematic. She gave a very clear idea of how to put together a video, and the three examples she showed were excellent. I am not sure about the Sue Bryce part of the course. Since she had generously given her photos for the course, I suppose - yes. However, I am not sure of how much additional value she provided in terms of content


A class (GENEROUSLY) taught by true experts. Much information and visual demos were shared. Lots of inspiration and fun was had by all. I would MOST DEFINITELY recommend this class to anyone - whether you use Animoto or not. Video is the key to everything! On the other hand, YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY know about Animoto ~Without a doubt! ~Roz Fruchtman @RozSpirations