Anyone is using animoto for video making

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I want to make couple of video for video marketing and optimization...
anyone using animoto to make videos ?
are those videos convincing?
#animoto #making #video #video marketing
  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
    I use it all of the time and like it. Easy to use and submit to You Tube with. Depending on the niche and keyword I have had no problem getting videos ranked on page one of Google using Animoto.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Depends on the niche... What is it?

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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Maybe I'm a little jaded since I do a lot of video marketing & research, but I'm really tired of seeing Animoto videos. They're all the same. Crappy slideshows with "cool" text pushing some sort of product.

    If you're going the slideshow route, you can actually create some half-decent videos using the new(ish) Windows Live Movie Maker. And it's free.
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    • Profile picture of the author JasonAaron1
      Agreed. Animoto has its place, but it drives me crazy when I see crappy animoto slide show videos with no audio trying to promote a product. I see a lot of our clickbank affiliates use this, and I think it really dilutes our branding.

      That being said, you can use animoto to make some videos that look really sharp as well, but it all comes down to the time you are willing to spend on the videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author sscottie
    I agree with JSProjects and JasonAaron1.

    Animoto videos just don't have the "personal touch" like a video shot with a flip cam/iPhone has.

    We live in such a lonely society now.

    People love to see a HUMAN face.

    The only real benefit I see to animoto videos is that you can create them quickly and saturate the Internet with them.

    But do people really 'share' and 'like' them at the end of the day?

    No...

    But people like and share 'human face' videos all the time

    Something to keep in mind.

    -S
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  • Profile picture of the author JimmyB
    If you're looking to make videos for a client my recommendation would be
    Fiverr / Search results for 'colchão'I've used many times and taken profits to the bank
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  • Profile picture of the author FitMarketer
    Nice tool! I haven't used it but it looks like a good tool for promoting offers.

    But yes I agree with Jason it defiantly has its place not for every product promo
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  • Profile picture of the author ZOOM
    Originally Posted by thisisraz65 View Post

    I want to make couple of video for video marketing and optimization...
    anyone using animoto to make videos ?
    are those videos convincing?
    Yes Animoto is a great tool for making videos and easy to upload to You Tube.
    And can look professional if put together correctly
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    I used it for a while, but don't find I get great results with it, compared to either screencasts, or putting my beautiful face out there!!

    Seriously though, they're not as engaging as doing it yourself, but are better than nothing at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3Ddude
    Animoto is easy to use. Exports easily to Vimeo and YouTube. The free and mid-tier account is fine but if you are going to plop down $200+, I would suggest a higher end package. It's easy to use and generic but if you are looking to produce higher end stuff I would buy Sony Vegas, Camtasia or something else.

    If you are just looking to bang out a high volume of 30 second vids than Animoto works.
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  • Profile picture of the author opalfx
    i like animoto. i tend to sale these to my clients for like $197.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luis Vaugier
    Sometimes I use it, and I like it, of course it depends on the video I'm working on, sometimes I use windows movie maker, Imovie, and my favorites, motion and Final Cut
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    I have tried and used it. Animoto does make pretty decent slideshows and movie animations.
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    • Profile picture of the author clintprexis
      Yes, we have used it for some simple purposes to create videos for our youtube channels that are used to promote our other main youtube channels. But we haven't used it for our personal branding. I would say it's good for personal use!

      Have you checked GoAnimate? The Video Maker from GoAnimate - Make a Video for YouTube!
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    It's a good and easy video maker. It makes pro videos. i think its easier than anything else I've ever used.
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    • Profile picture of the author kajol shafiq
      Animoto is useful but it certainly limits your creative ability. If you intend to churn out 30-sec videos and post it to youtube, then you can give it a go!
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  • Profile picture of the author megalinktraffic
    you can use powerdirector a software for creating video
    if you find animoto difficult to use..
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    I used the free version..Did not upgrade but was really impressed with how easy it was to create the videos and then sync them to YouTube...
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  • Profile picture of the author nidjo
    Animoto is easy to use and good to start with but I think your videos will convert better if you add a personal touch. I suggest to learn to make videos with MS Powerpoint, all you need are a couple of slides and you record your speach as you go along. This kind of videos convert better since people can relate to your voice, even better thing would be to use some kind of free alternative to Camtasia.
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