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Using Animoto Slideshow Videos to Grow Your Business

with Jared Platt , Vanessa Joy , Kelly Brown and Roy Ashen

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About The Class

Make video slideshows to impress clients and increase your sales.


For anyone scrolling through Facebook or Twitter, it’s hard to ignore that video is everywhere. Photographers trying to market their photos are taking advantage of this trend by making slideshow videos of their work - with no prior editing experience. Animoto Professional makes it easy to combine photos with video clips, text, and licensed music to create seamless HD slideshow videos.

Animoto brings together the talent and knowledge of Vanessa Joy, Roy Ashen, Jared Platt and Kelly Brown. They’ll share their methods for making an emotional impact on their clients, standing out on social media and increasing their sales using Animoto. In this class:

  • Vanessa Joy will use slideshows as a powerful sales tool for wedding and portrait sales. She will go through the 3 steps that will get you started using Animoto. 
  • Roy Ashen, Founder of Triple Scoop Music, knows how to compliment story with sound. He’ll help you choose the right music, and evoke an emotional experience for your clients.
  • Kelly Brown will drive home the importance of creating videos to educate and entice your customer. She’ll speak to the power of sharing slideshow videos on social media, and how it has helped her business.
  • Jared Platt will show you how easy it is to use Animoto. He’ll also reveal a few hidden gems that will make your Animoto workflow even smoother.
Photographers today are looking for effective marketing and sales solutions, with minimal input of time and money. Video is one of the most powerful ways to get yourself noticed and Animoto slideshows are increasingly becoming the way to reach people. With Animoto, you can upload your slideshow videos to social media platforms like Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. You can use it in the sales room to evoke an emotional connection with your customers. You can also download the HD-quality MP4 file, and deliver this to your client as an upsell incentive or a thank you gift.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Animoto for Sales and Marketing with Vanessa Joy

    51:58
  2. 02

    Choosing the Right Music with Roy Ashen

    39:57
  3. 03

    Impact of video on Social Media with Kelly Brown

    22:19
  4. 04

    Animoto Demo with Jared Platt

    50:37

Meet Your Experts

Jared Platt

Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional ... read more

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Vanessa Joy

In her first three years of business ownership, Vanessa achieved honors such as 20+ publications in print magazines (including 3 cover photos and interviews in PDN and Rangerfinder), a Grand Imaging Award from PPA and 2nd place wedding Image Award ... read more

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Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown is a portrait photographer, specializing in newborn and baby portraiture. Her nurturing desire to capture her family as it grows led to launching her business Little Pieces of Photography in 2005.

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Roy Ashen

Roy Ashen is the Cofounder and CEO of Triple Scoop Music, the world’s leading music licensing service for creative professionals. Great music can supercharge the style, soul and energy of your videos and Roy is passionate about helping photographers, filmmakers and video creators find the perfect soundtrack for every project. Roy is also an award-winning ... read more

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  • Patty Hallman

    Patty Hallman

    June 2016

    Wow! Only 25 minutes into this program and I'm getting soooo many great ideas from Vanessa Joy about using Animoto to better build my business, as well getting inspiration from seeing Vanessa's incredibly beautiful work. Time well spent for me today, for sure!!

  • user-494923

    user-494923

    June 2016

    I became passionate about photography in the 1970s. I can still feel myself gently pulling the film leader over the sprockets in the camera back. I went kicking and screaming into the digital age. Didn't want to learn new tricks. But if you don't stop and listen; grow and change, you may as well dig a hole and jump in. Changes happen and customers move quickly so we all have to keep up. Animoto will keep customers calling, not running. For as much as I have learned and do, there is still much I still need to know. Yes, I need to know Animoto and I am grateful to this class for opening my eyes. Bravo! Great job! Great inspiration! I'm psyched!

  • Lianne Kruger

    June 2016

    Excellent class. So excited to get it. I will use it to expand my business. A great introduction to Animoto and ideas with practical uses. So glad I have it so I can go over it again and again to practice and review their ideas and tips.

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