Create Animated Videos in Minutes that Look Professional
Ever wanted to create animated videos for a business or for personal use? Animated videos are extremely popular today with internet marketers because they do a great job of telling a story to their audience, and they keep the viewers engaged longer than boring Powerpoint presentations.
Up until recently, animated videos were only created by professional videographers and they were $300 on the low end to make and up towards $1000 or more for longer ones.
They were expensive, hard to create and time consuming at that.
In this article and video I’m going to show you two software programs that will allow you to create animated videos in just a few minutes if you’d like, or spend an hour or so to make a professional presentation that will blow your prospects away.
Video Tutorial of Creating Animated Videos with Animoto and VideoMaker FX
Create Animated Videos with VideoMaker FX Overview
As you can see in the video, making your own animated videos is a snap with either Video Maker FX or Animoto for a different purpose. I love VideoMaker FX and think it’s the best video marketing software to ever hit the internet marketing scene.
You can purchase the VideoMaker FX video editing software for only $67 one time for a large library of pre-made templates, but I do recommend getting the monthly subscription for only $17 a month. If you want to make videos for clients, VideoMaker FX is just incredible if you combine it with VideoProfit FX.
What VideoProfit FX does is searches your area or selection of local businesses, tells you who has good websites, social media engagement and IF they have a video on their website! It’s a great way to get a glimpse of companies to call on depending on their strength of marketing your local marketplace.
Guess what? Most small businesses don’t have videos on their websites and VideoMaker FX can open the door for people like us to help those small businesses get their own commercials on their websites.
Nothing converts like video does for selling or presenting online, and no software has ever done (so quickly) what VideoMaker FX has accomplished in just a short period of time.
Make Your Own Animated Videos with Animoto
Animoto is another great video editing software that you can create animated videos with, but I think for a slightly different purpose. I would say that Animoto is great for a collage video of pictures and short clips for more of a commercial or virtual tour for a business or real estate listing.
Animoto has over 2000 song selections in their audio library, a huge selection of templates to choose from for animated video slides, the ability to place text and logos for breaks throughout the video.
Animoto is very polished and clean for companies or individuals that want quick animated videos or slideshows to represent their life event, highlight features of their business for a commercial or to use for virtual tours for real estate as I mentioned earlier.
It’s a great software for professional video animation and the pricing is as follows:
- Free for 30 second videos
- $30 annually for 4-5 minute animated videos
- $249 annually for the professional version with 2000 soundtracks or $39 a month
- $499 for Professional version with resell rights to sell videos to businesses
Make Your Own Animated Whiteboard Videos – VideoMaker FX with Hand Drawn Whiteboard Images
One last add-on I can suggest for making your own animated videos is to use the Hand Drawn Whiteboard Images from Joel Comm. He has put together a bundle of SVG files that you need to make whiteboard images that illustrate your point. It’s $37 for a bundle of images that are great to incorporate in an animated video.
Making Animated Videos Conclusion
Making animated videos is actually quite fun if you have the right software. VideoMaker FX has helped me tremendously because it helps me outline my videos slide by slide, and then I simply do the voice over on each slide at the end using Camtasia. You can do it with their software, but I make mistakes sometimes so a video editor can help get the timing down on the slides.
Sometimes I do the same with Animoto, but both Animoto and VideoMaker FX are some of the best animated video software programs on the market today. Using either one will definitely help you in your video marketing efforts.
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