Help and FAQs/Frequently Asked Questions/The Basics

How do I get started?

Megan Etzel
posted this on January 25, 2011 12:38 PM

Is this your first time on Animoto? Be sure to check out our blog post on how to make your first video! 

Step 1 - Sign up

To get started on Animoto, you'll need to register a free Animoto account. Click "Sign Up" to begin, or click "Sign In" to access your account.

Step 2 - Choose a style

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Click "Create" in the upper right corner to begin, then choose a style. The style affects the look and feel of your video. Click on any of the styles to see a preview.

Step 3 - Add images & music

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Add your images and video clips, and choose some background music. To put the finishing touches on your video, be sure to click "Settings" in the top-right corner.

Step 4 - Preview, produce & share!

When you're all done, click the "PREVIEW VIDEO" button to see what your video will look like. If you need to make more edits, just click out of the screen and continue editing your video. To produce your video, click "PRODUCE". When your video is ready, you'll get an email alerting you. Don't forget to share your video, whether that's on Facebook, Twitter, or via email. Animoto videos are meant to be shared!

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