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It's not hard to make a video. Little technical skill is required to make a video to impress family, friends, and readers.

How to make a video

It's not hard to make a video. Little technical skill is required to make a video to impress family, friends, and readers.

It’s not hard to make a video. Little technical skill is required to make a video to impress family, friends, and readers. I’ve found a program that (can be) free that is so simple you’ll think there’s a catch. You can make videos for weddings, baby showers, graduations, special occasions, and birthdays. Consider using your book cover and text to make a book trailer. Then post it on your blog, social media outlets, and YouTube.

Here is a video I made of my granddaughter’s recent birthday. The hardest part was picking the photos, cropping, and playing with the lighting, contrast, etc.

Olivia’s 4th Birthday

What you’ll need to make a video

A little bit of time (5-10 minutes or less.  Really).
5-8 photos
A sentiment you want shared (ie, what’cha gonna write?)
That’s it! Oh, and you’ll need to pick a theme from the dozens provided, that will take a little more time because you’ll want to experiment.

Where to go to make a video

www.animoto.com

You won’t even have to sign up for an account, you can sign in using your Facebook info.

It’s wicked easy!
1. Pick a theme
2. Add some photos or a video
3.  Add text
Boom! You’re done.

But is it really free?

Videos up to 30 seconds are free. Anything over that length, you’ll have to become a Prime member, which costs $96 a year.

Impress your friends and family now. They’ll think you’re a techno-marvel.

Post your new video on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a host of other social media sites. Email it to a friend or embed it into your blog or YouTube channel.

Brag to everyone about how hard you worked to make something for their special day then smile in satisfaction because you accomplished a new skill.

Now, go forth and create a video.  Send me a link. I’d love to see what you made.

Blessings,

Cheryl

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