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 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 - Create Video


Click "Create" in the upper right to begin.

Step 3 - Choose a Style

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The style affects the look and feel of your video. Click on any of the styles to see a preview of what a video would look like in that style.

Step 4 - Add Images & Music


Animoto will then walk you through the steps required to create a video, including uploading photos and video clips and choosing a song. Don't forget Advanced Settings in the top-right corner to add those extra great features that make your video pop.


Step 5 - Preview, Produce & Share!

When you're all done, click the blue "Preview" button, Preview or skip and Produce and relax. We'll email when your video is ready to watch and share!



Want even more info? Go to our blog to learn more about creating videos.

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