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Create AWESOME Videos for Social Media in 3 EASY STEPS!

Anne LaFollette, Surface Pattern Designer & Coach

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13 Lessons (1h 3m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:57
    • 2. Storytelling Tips

      7:08
    • 3. Video Clips & Photos

      4:14
    • 4. Using iMovie

      10:38
    • 5. Editing in iMovie

      10:01
    • 6. Saving your Video

      7:07
    • 7. Using Animoto (for PC & Mac)

      6:32
    • 8. iMovie - the phone version

      5:43
    • 9. Uploading to Your Phone (for Instagram)

      1:44
    • 10. Uploading to Instagram

      1:07
    • 11. Thank You & Class Project

      2:04
    • 12. Bonus Lesson: Finding Free Music

      1:28
    • 13. Bonus Lesson: Adding Music to Your Video

      2:51
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About This Class

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In this class, you will learn how to shoot a short video using your smartphone, edit it in iMovie on your Mac or in Animoto on your PC and upload your finished video to social media or your website. Videos are great for marketing and they are being used ALL THE TIME now on social media.

It's really that simple - just THREE EASY STEPS!

  1. Record your video
  2. Edit it in iMovie or Animoto
  3. Save and upload it to social media or your website

I taught myself how to do this earlier in the year and if I can do it, YOU CAN TOO!

All you need is a smartphone, either iMovie on your Mac or Animoto on your PC, and social media accounts and/or your website.

Videos are gaining more and more engagement across social media and that trend isn't going to stop any time soon.

So join the fun, enroll now and let's get started!

Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hello there. I'm Anil Folate, designer, illustrator and mixed media artist living in Mill Valley, California In this class, I'll teach you how to create beautiful videos to use on social media on your website and in any of your marketing campaigns. It's an easy, step by step process. We'll start by recording some video clips. Way will also take some pictures toe add interest Way will find music that works with your brand and messaging, and then we'll edit all of these materials together to create a final awesome video. All you need for this class is a smartphone to record your video clips and take some photographs with music that I'll show you where to find. And that will make your videos more compelling. And either I movie, which is an editing program that comes free on your Mac computer. Or you can create a free account with an Emoto, which is an editing program that works for both Mac and PC users. I also use a small desktop tripod that I purchased on Amazon for about $35. It's called a jobe grip tight stand, and it works great when you don't have anyone around to help you and you want to record yourself. Videos are everywhere, and that trend isn't going to change anytime soon. They're being used more and more to drive engagement on social media, on websites and in marketing campaigns. Once you know these skills, you can create effective videos and use them in a variety of ways to support your business . So grab your phone and let's get started. 2. Storytelling Tips: Hi there. Welcome to class. I am so glad that you decided to join me before we jump into the tactical parts of creating a video together. Let's zoom out for a few minutes and think strategically about what we're trying to achieve . This is all about storytelling. Video is a very effective storytelling storytelling medium, and we want to take full advantage of that by thinking through the story we each want to tell through our video. It's important to take a few minutes to think about this before we jump right into the tactical steps. It will save us time in the end, and it will prevent us from having to collect other elements that we didn't think about and help us determine what type of material we actually want to film. And how do we want to film it? Here are the top five questions I ask myself before I start Number one. What is the story that I'm trying to tell through this video number two. How do I create a beginning, Middle and end so the viewer gets a complete story. What's the best way to draw the viewer in at the very beginning, number four. What mood do I want to create? And finally, after those questions are answered, what type of elements should I include to bring the story toe life? And what I mean by that is still photos. The video clips themselves. What musical you're gonna pick? Will you add some slides, etcetera? Let's use an example to make this more concrete. I'm going to create a video that shows me making a piece of art. The story I'm telling is a behind the scenes snippet of how I work. So how do I capture the viewer's attention? How do I draw them in? I draw the viewer in quickly by showing them a pretty photo of my final piece of art, surrounded by some of the materials and supplies I used to create it. If you follow me on instagram, you know that my specialty is making these work in process videos showing my creative process. I almost always start with a stylized, flat lay or overhead shot that shows my finished product surrounded by some of the materials I used to create it. This draws the viewer in right away, and they click on the video to Seymour. I spend time style izing and composing that first photo because I wanted to be really pretty. I wanted to capture people's attention, and I wanted to make sure I want to make sure that it actually achieves my goal, which is for them to watch the whole video. I'll often include some paintbrushes that I used a few of the paint tubes of the colors I used or the pan paints that I have. I try to remember to include my business card and put that in a corner of the shot. I think that's important because if my videos are pinned on Pinterest or their shared, I still want people to know where the image came from. And I want them to know I'm the one who did it, and I want them to know my name and the name of my business and low folate art. So they confined me. So I think that this is really important and something that's good to keep in mind. I also include my glasses because that's become a part of my signature style. It's funny in a way, or at least I think it's funny because I have to take my glasses on and awful. I'm working to see what I'm doing. Including them in my photos, adds a little personality and is a personal touch that works for me and my brand. Oneself drawn the viewer in the middle of my story is the progress shots or short clips of me actually working on the piece. I take several short clips that I know I'm going to edit later, and I try to remember to include snippets that show me at the beginning of the project, kind of in the middle and towards the end. Then finally, move. Music really sets the the overall mood. Mood for me is always upbeat and happy because that represents me as a person and represents my brand. I want the music that plays alongside the video to be consistent with that and blend in with what the Vera viewers seeing and really create an overall experience. But you have many options here. You can pick something that's happy and upbeat, or you can pick something that's dark and moody, depending on what your depicting in your video. You also clearly have jazz and classical and wrap and many, many other music choices. I go into this in more detail in the bonus videos in terms of how to find both free music and paid music, so we will definitely get into that in more detail later. You want to think about and get a sense for the type of music that works for you and your brand. You condemn finitely draw from the type of music you enjoy, and it doesn't always have to be the same. For example, I have about four different music clips. Some of them were free and some of them of purchased. I like them all to be in a similar genre, and so they all have that sort of happy, upbeat field to them. But it's nice to have some choices, so you're not always going back to the same exact music now that I've answered thes key questions. And those key questions are what is the story? I'm trying to tell what's my beginning, middle and end. How do I grab the viewers attention and what is the overall mood I'm creating that helps me create an informal list of the elements that I'm going to need to bring everything together and what I have to gather before I get started. In this case, I know I'm going to film myself at various stages while I paint my water caller flowers. And once I'm done with the piece, I know I'm going to take a few still photos or flat lays those overhead shots I mentioned. And I also know what type of music is going to make sense for me to use. It can be helpful to sketch out a quick story board for yourself to help you think through all of the pieces that you'll need. I've shown you an example here that I've done. It's really simple. It just shows me that I'm going to start with that flat lay. I'm then going to pick a couple of different clips of me working, and I'm going toe end with the flat lay so it can help you because it also creates an informal shot list. So you know, in advance what you're going to try to capture and what you'll need. Okay, enough about strategy. I hope this has been helpful as you start to plan your project, but let's jump in now to step number one, which is capturing your videos and any photographs you decide you want to use. I'm super excited to show you that. And then the in the next lesson. So let's get started. 3. Video Clips & Photos: Hi there. Welcome back in this lesson we're going to review the video clips were going to take as well as potentially some photographs. But before I jump into that, I wanted to just show you a very short clip of my set up a home. I work at our breakfast nook in the back of our kitchen, and, um, I have a very simple set up that you can see here with my Jobe stand. So I basically just sit at this table when I'm doing my watercolor work or when I'm doing my sketching and I connect my phone to that Jobe stand, and that's where I record myself from. So it's super super easy, and I just wanted to give you sort of a glimpse of a behind the scenes because I thought it might be helpful for you to see how easy it is to get set up. So now let's talk about the video clips and photographs that we're gonna take. It's helpful to take several short clips between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long. You wanna have enough material to work with when we move into the editing part of this class, you might want to reference your storyboard just so that you know if you're going to be taking some close up shots or some videos from far away. You want your camera to be in landscape orientation when you're actually taking your clips . And if you are gonna be doing any panning, you want to make sure that you're trying to stay as steady as possible as well as move really slowly. But those were really the only key considerations. It's pretty straightforward. And again, the most important thing is to take a couple of couple of different short video clips that we're gonna be ableto edit later so that you have enough material to work with. Then what I'd like you to consider is potentially taking some photographs what are generally called flat lays or overhead shots? It's nice toe, have them a little bit stylized, with maybe some additional props. You can see here that since I'm taking some fall foliage, I added a couple of leaves that I found in my backyard. I'm also showing my pens that I'm using to do the artwork with, and then I also periodically throwing my glasses, kind of because that's sort of part of my signature style, you might want to add your logo or branding as well. And then finally, once you have both your photographs and your video clips, you want to figure out how to get them onto your computer or onto your laptop, which is where we're gonna be doing the editing so you can either use air drop and that works great. Or you can use iCloud if you all of your devices air connected toe iCloud. And once you've uploaded them onto your laptop or your desktop, I generally like to organize them into a folder. So I have all my assets handy. And then finally, you want to make sure that you have I movie set up on your on your Mac. It comes free with your Mac. And then, if you're working with the PC, you want to go ahead and set yourself up with a free account and on any moto so you can do your editing in that software instead. Oh, just to recap, go ahead and take several short video clips. Consider taking a few flat lays that those those overhead shots I described move your assets onto your laptop or your computer. And then also, if you're on a Mac, just make sure that I movie is has been loaded on it. It comes free. And then, if you're a PC user, go ahead and set yourself up with a free account on an emoto dot com one last recommendation for those students who are on PCs. I still recommend that you watch the next two lessons where we do a deep dive in how my movie works, and then also we do some of our initial editing and I movie Anne Moto, which is something that works for both Macs and PCs, works very, very similarly. And so it will behoove you to watch the eye movie lessons because you'll learn all of the techniques that you will need to use on an emoto, and you'll be that much more up to speed and be able to work through an emoto that much more quickly. All right, I will see you in the next lesson 4. Using iMovie: Welcome back. This lesson is all about using my movie, which is a free app that comes installed on your Mac to find it. You just want to go down to your menu bar that's along the bottom of your screen, and it is in the shape of a star with a camera in the center of it, and it says I movie. So just click on that toe, open it, and the first green that you are going to see when you open it is actually this screen right here that has media projects and theater across the top. Since I made a bunch of movies, you can see them here, but yours may be blank, and you want to make sure that you selected projects and then you want to create new you want to then select movie and click OK, and now you will come up with this blank screen. This is called automatically either my movie one or depending on which one you're on. It's going to give it a number and you'll call it. You will give it a name at the end as we create and finalize our project so we'll get to that at the end, But let me walk you through this interface a little bit so that you can become a little bit familiar with how it works. This first box up here, where I'm moving my mouse, it is going to be where we import the media we're going to be using meeting. This is where we're gonna put in the clips that you took the short little videos that you took. This is also where we're going to import the any flat lays or overhead shots that we took that we may want to use for our intro or outro for our video. This is also where we would import music on. And I have a whole bonus video about music that I added to the end of this class. So this is where we're gonna import our media. What's showing across the top? Here are some other options. One is audio and if you click on audio, it's going to automatically upload your iTunes library. Um, and as you know, you can't utilize any of your iTunes library music without a special copyright permission that you have to you have to buy. And however, if you have purchased movie. If you have purchased music rather and you've imported it into my movie, it would show up here, and you could then access it. You can also go to titles, which is essentially going to allow you to add a title to the beginning of your video. If you'd like there will. Also, you will allow you to use a background image, if you would. If you'd like Teoh, you can also do some fun effects where, for example, you can have your title and then have this dust. Pixie dust is what it's called Show up as you as you on behind your title. I don't have a tendency to use this for my videos because I just want my videos to be really clean. But you can totally play around with this. There's some kind of cool effects that you can add, which are a lot of fun that is also true of backgrounds. You can use some of the backgrounds they've already created to sort of spruce up your presentation, or if they make sense for you to use them for your video, you can also use them on. What I do use is I actually use transitions and transitions are super handy because they will allow you, for example, to cross dissolve from one image to the next or Teoh. This one is called Cross Blur, so it kind of blurs between the images, which is kind of fun, and again, these you can totally play around with. There's a white left to transition. There's a white right. There's all kinds off of different options here. I have a tendency to stick with cross dissolve just cause I think it's nice and clean, but you can play around with those. I'm gonna go back to my media, and I'm going to import some media here. There two ways to do it. One is you can click on import media, and then it will showcase all of your files, and you can go find the items that you want and then import them. Click on them an import one by one. Or what you can do is I actually have my assets in a folder on my desktop. I've organized everything under a folder called Skill Share Social Media Video Assets, So I'm going to double click on that, and then I'm going to select all four of these assets in the folder and drag them over Teoh this import media area and boom there they are there in year, just awesome. So this is now, as I said were you import your assets. This is a little preview window that shows you what your assets look like. So you can double check that you brought in the right items. And when we start editing our assets, we're gonna be able to utilize some of these additional icons up here that allow us to, for example, this 1st 1 will allow us to do some color balancing. The 2nd 1 will allow us to do some color correction. This one allows us to crop this one, adjust audio. This one will also adjust volume. This one is about noise reduction in case you need to do that on what something that you imported. This is very handy, and we'll definitely use this As I edit my video. It's to adjust the speed of the clip. This is some additional filters. You may be familiar with filters on instagram and on other social media platforms. This is similar in terms of being able to add some filters to your work. And then this is information. Just tells you when you actually created each one of these assets, if you wanted to take a look at that clip information, so what I always do first, and we're not going to do editing in this lesson. But I'm gonna show you actually, how this bottom section works. What you do is you drag and drop the assets that you have up here down into your work area , which is this gray area down below. And so I'm, for example, going to put an image the front. I'm then gonna have my two clips running of me actually creating that artwork. And then I am going Teoh, um, have I might use this image or I might just repeat this image at the back. But what I want to show you before we move into editing is some of the other features that you'll become familiar with. Once you've put all of your assets down here, you can see me sort of scrub through them by just moving my mouse as I move my mouse. That white bar is moving across the clip or the image and I can quickly see what I have to work with, which is going to help me when we get into editing. The other thing is, is up here. It shows me how long my materials are. So right now, these two pictures I'm using and the two video clips I'm using amount to almost two minutes worth of material. And obviously that's too long. We're gonna want to get this down to between, you know, something under a minute, 45 seconds or so, so that super helpful to have you can play your clip by clip one of the clips by clicking on it So it has this yellow mark marker around it, or yellow box around it. And then you can actually hit the play button up here to play from wherever you're white bar happens to be. And you can, of course, stop that and then move the white bar back to the beginning, and then the easier way to play through it is just hit your space bar. So I just did my space bar. Now it's basically playing through the clip. If I hit my space bar again, it's going to stop, and I can then move it back to you. Basically. Just move your mouse back to the beginning. If you want, Teoh will be Start and watch it again. You hit space bar. You can watch the clip for a little bit. And when you're in this mode, you can actually speed it up. But you can stop it by hitting the space bar again. And then you can move to a different section and hit space bar to just watch this next section. So I'm gonna hit space or again to stop it. And then what I wanted to also show you was this settings over here. Sometimes the first time you're using I movie, this will be set far over to the right hand side. And what that does is it expands your videos really significantly. And so it's hard to actually see all of your one clip at a time. So what I like to do is just use the slut, click a slider and move it back to the left so that I can see everything in my work area in one sort of snapshots, which is gonna make it a lot easier when we actually get to our editing. So one last thing before we move into the editing on the editing lesson, which is next is I wanted to let you know we're not going to be doing music in this first pass at our videos. But I have added a bonus video at the end that shows you how to find free music and also add and add and edit music. So what I wanted to make you aware of is there to great resource is, and I cover both of them in the bonus videos. One of them is a free resource, which is called YouTube Library, and in one of the bonus videos, I should open it for you. I show you how to find the free music in it, how to play the music to see and find a clip you like. There is a sorting feature, and that's super helpful to find the genre of music that you might like. So I walk you through that, and that's totally free. You don't have to pay any fees that you two is already paid for them, so you are free to use that music on your social media videos. The other resource, which is a paid resource is through creative market and audio. Jungle in particular, is, ah, resource that I've paid between $12.16 dollars for maybe three minutes worth of music, that it's another really great resource. If you feel like you haven't been able to find what you like on YouTube, you can definitely use creative market to find something. But you'll have to pay for it, and I talk about that as well. And then also, there's a whole separate video at the end as well. Once you've found your music about how to add it to your project, how to edit it to make sure it's lined up properly and and then how to include it as you're exporting your final video before you're ready to upload it to whatever social media platform or your email or onto your website, or however you'd like to use your final video. So with that, I will stop here and we will move on to editing, which were will do in the next move in the next video and or the next lesson, rather and I will see you there 5. Editing in iMovie: all right, we're back. So this lesson is all about the editing process in I movie. So what you're seeing on my screen is where we left off after the last lesson. I have my video assets down here at the bottom, and I also have an image that I'm gonna use is an intro and as an altro image. So let's jump into it. So the first thing that I'm going to want to do is I'm going to want to carefully take a look at what I have in this first clip, and because, as I mentioned in the last video, this material is too long. It's almost two minutes long. There's some editing that we need to do in both of these clips to make them shorter, and there are a couple of different ways to do that. So the first thing I like to do is I like to sort of see at the beginning of this video. Is there material that I don't really need, is there? Can I save myself a couple of seconds, for example, by starting this clip a little bit later and so I can save a little bit of time And to do that, I'm going to select the clips so that it has ah highlighted yellow box around it. And then if I go to the beginning of it, you can see I have left and right arrows that show up there. If I click and drag towards the right, I can continue to drag it and eliminate a few seconds and you can see that my brush has not touched the paper yet. And so I'm going to release my mouse as soon as my paintbrush actually touches the paper and start the clip there, which is going to save us a few seconds. Then I'm going to watch what I'm doing on the clip by scrubbing through it with my mouse. A little bit of you can. I'm just basically this white bar that you see is moving because I'm moving my mouth's and I'm going to see whether or not there's another section that I might be able to get rid of . So, for example, here when I'm reaching over to put my paintbrush in the water, it might be great for me to sort of get rid of that to shorten the clip further so What I want to do is I'm going to cut the clip actually into. I'm gonna kind of trim it. So I'm going to watch where I am stopping to paint right here. That's where I'm gonna That's where moving over. It's actually, it's right here. Once I finished doing that stroke, I'm going Teoh, select the clip again. I'm going to leave the white line exactly where it is up there, exactly where it is placed. And I'm going to come up to, um where I want to modify and under modify, you can basically hit or select split the clip and it's gonna split. Split the clip into twos into two different parts. So this 1st 1 now is Seems like it's good. It's got material on there that I want to keep. And then here on the now that I collect, select the second clip. I've highlighted it so that it has the yellow box around it. I'm going to do the same thing that I did before. I'm gonna go to the very beginning of it until you see those arrows and then I'm going to slide the arrow slightly to the right so that I can basically get rid off that my arm moving over to get some more color on my paintbrush. And I'm going to release my mouse as soon as my paintbrush hits the paper again so you can see I'm going to continue to move it until I hit the paper and then I'll release my mouse. And now we've saved ourselves a few additional seconds there. So as I scrubbed through the rest of the clip, I think that the rest of it is probably fine. What I'm going to show you how to do is to get rid of stuff at the end is you can tell. Here I go back to get some additional color, and now I'm painting in a part of the canvas that you can't even see. So I want to get rid of that. So I'm going to click on the clip again to highlight it. And now I'm gonna go to the end. And now I have those left and right arrows. I'm going to click and drag to the left this time to edit the clip and stop it in an area where you can still see what I'm doing. And so it'll make more sense, and that's going to save us much time to. So I'm going to stop it right there where I'm doing a couple of little dots of green I'm gonna release. And now we've gotten rid of all of that peripheral information that we really didn't need. So I'm going to do the same thing with this other clip. So the second clip, I'm going to highlight its kind of wobbly at the beginning when I first turn on my camera when I'm filming myself. So I'm going to click and drag again to get rid of some of that material that we really don't need. It's a little bit out of focus. Okay, now it's stopped moving. It's actually in good shape. So as I move my camera, sorry as I move my paintbrush down towards the paper right before I hit the paper, I'm going to release my mouse, and this is a great place for me and I'll start the clip and let's see if there's any editing we want to do at the end. Yes, and so here it's wobbling again because I'm moving my arm to turn off the camera, so I'm gonna select the clip again. It has the yellow box around it. I'm going to move to the end of the clip and click and drag back to the left. And I'm going to get rid of a whole bunch more of the material and basically stop when I'm finishing these couple of strokes and I'm moving my hands away from the paper like probably right, there's I'm gonna release. So having made those changes, we've now reduced the length of the two clips to about a minute and 27 seconds, which again is still too long. So what I like to do now is I'd like to use one of the features I described to you up here , which is the speed feature. So I'm going to select my first clip. I'm going to go up here and click on the time It looks like a timer. I'm going to change it from normal too fast. And I'm going to start a two time speed, and I'm going to do that for each one of the clips. And when you've selected speed, you can see this little bunny rabbit icon that shows up on your video clips. You can tell that you've actually sped it up. I'm going to do that to the 2nd 1 by highlighting it, going back up here again, selecting fast and it should be automatically set to two times. And I'm going to do it to the third clip. Go up here changer from normal too fast and it's on two times. So now all three of these are going to go more quickly, and we're at 45 seconds, which is awesome. That's what we wanted. Now the last thing I want to do is I want to use one of the transitions that I described to you when we were doing our walk through of I movie. I'm going to click on transitions, and then all you need to do to use thes features is to drag the transition you want and place it either before or after the clip that you want to have it in between. So it's so easy you just click and drag. So now there'll be a nice transition between this image of my painting and me starting to actually work on it. So I'm going to click on it again and put it in between each one of the videos, so they have a little bit more of a smooth transition. And now what I want to do is that, like to play through my whole clip so that I can see what it looks like. So I'm gonna place Mike, um, this bar at the very beginning here, and then I'm going to hit the space bar and play through the entire clip and see if we want to make any other adjustments or if we like the way it looks. We've done some good editing so that once we go from one clip to the next, there's a smooth transition. With that cross dissolve, you can tell that it's going faster. It's definitely speedy on the two times speed, and we're transitioning now from the second clip to the third short clip. And there's that little cross dissolve, which is nice to get into this very last clip. And then once we've finished with the last video, it's gonna transition back to the image that we started with. And there's the last image. So what I like to do at this point we're at 45 seconds, so I don't want to make it any longer or any shorter. I'm happy with that. What I would like to do is show you what you can do with these images, because once you've selected an image, let me go back to my media. When you have selected an image, you can go up and actually hit this cropped button, and there are a couple of additional options you can use here. So, for example, if for some reason this imported and it was oriented incorrectly, you can you can flip it and move it around. Basically, you can rotate it to ensure that it's actually right side up, so that's handy to know. In addition, there's a Ken Burns effect, which will either zoom in or out between two areas of the clip, or it will scroll up or down. Ken Burns is a famous videographer who's made lots of fantastic documentaries, and he coined this. It's now called the Ken Burns Effect when you either sort of zoom in or zoom out or if you fade from one section of the picture to the next. So if I select Ken Burns on here and now play the clip again, you'll see that it will scroll downwards before I go into my first video. And that could be a nice effect. Or you can decide that you'd actually want to just leave it so that you can not have that additional movement on the picture and just go back to fit. So I'm gonna leave that there for now. And we're in great shape. We've made all the edits that we wanted to do with Put in are the transitions that we like . We're at a amount of material That's really, really good. And so what we want to do next is we want to export our video, which we were going. We will do in the next lesson, So I will see you there. 6. Saving your Video: all right, we're back for this last section. This is where we will be saving our video material so that we can then decide how you want to use it. If you want Teoh uploaded to Instagram or if you want to put it on your Facebook page or if you would like to actually put it on your website or if you want to attach it an email, for example. There's all kinds of things you can do with these videos, and they have become. It's become extremely popular toe actually put videos as part of your social media advertising, and so I'm really hoping that these new skills will come in very handy for you. So let's get into the fairly simple steps of what you need to do to save your video once you're happy with your clip and you have scrubbed through it one last time like we did in the prior in the prior lesson, all you need to do is go up to this icon, which is Ah, square with an arrow pointing upwards out of it, and you're going to click on there and you're gonna select file and the next pop up is going to be asking you to give a description, because you don't want to just call it my movie five. That's not a really great name for it. So I am going to call this my poppies video, and here I'm just going to call it. I'm just gonna put that it's for the skill share class so that I remember why I made it. And you can leave the rest of these selections alone. The tag is definitely an eye movie, so you don't want to change that. You want to make sure it's both video and audio, especially when you add music to it, which we're going to do in the bonus lesson at the end of the class. The resolution. You can make it a higher resolution if you'd like. I always just keep it at 7 20 because that's plenty for the video resolution. You want your quality to be high, and you do want it to be compressed under faster so that it doesn't take quite so long to download. You can tell here that, yes, we got all of the 45 seconds of our clip. It's going to be about 70 and bees inside in size. I leave this check mark toe added to theater so that when I go back into my movie, it's in my theater and I can play it from inside the theater, which was one of the options along the top of the screen. You may remember when we first opened I movie, but basically we're good to go Once you've given it a name and you've given a little bit of a description, you leave these other components alone and then hit next, and now you're gonna save it and I'm gonna save it to my desktop. So I'm gonna hit save. And this isn't a very long clip. It's only 45 seconds long, so it's probably going Teoh upload fairly quickly. Since you're looking at my desktop, you can see it's over here and it's still rendering because we're not actually seeing an image, which we will see when it's finished. And the other thing that happens when it's finished rendering you can watch it render by looking at this little icon up in the right hand corner of the eye movie screen. This is going to show you how that it's actually continuing to render. And once it's done, you get this little pop up right here that says Share successful exporting my movie. Five. Successful It now is turned from from having that that quick time, um, icon on the center of it to actually, you can see it's me in there and it's called Poppies Video. And before it's in the right format, it's totally going to be good to go for us to now use on social media. And so what I do at this point is I close this little pop up because I don't need that anymore. And I don't want to close my movie until this. I don't want to close this program until this has completely finished turning into, ah, full and complete sort of moon, if you will, because I want to make sure that it's continuing to the saving process before I do. One last thing on the exported movie is called Poppies Video with the name that I gave it, but you can see here it's still called my movie five. So once this finishes rendering and that circle disappears so that we know it's actually been saved, so the rendering has finished but I want to do is I actually want to click on projects here to return to projects because that's gonna allow me to actually give this my movie five a name. It's a little confusing that you have to give the name twice, but it's this part of the process is also very important. So after you've exported it, you've given it the name. You save it to your desktop, and it's showing up there. You no longer have that icon appear where it's continuing, sort of that saving slash rendering process. You come over here to projects, click on projects and you'll get a pop up, which says, my movie five and we want to call this the same thing. Poppies video You can add, you know, for skill share, um, and then hit. OK, and now when you go into projects, if you open I movie again, you're gonna actually see it here and otherwise it would just be called my movie these air blank It would, but it would just be called my movie five. You'd still see the material in the window, but it's just helpful to give it a name before you actually close out of my movie and move on. Once you have several movies in here, I created a couple of blanks. In order to get rid of these, just click on these three little buttons with a right click on your mouse, and you can want with that selected all you need to do. You don't even have to right click. Just click on your mouse and then just go to delete Project. I know these air actually empty on DSO. I just want to get rid of them to save space on my desktop. So you select it and then you can delete the project and sort of clean up what it is that you can see that I have here. What I had mentioned also when we first came into my movie, is that there is a theater option. And so if you click on theater, you can see all of your projects, and this is still called my movie at the moment. But that's because I am using iCloud, and so it's in the process of saving it to the cloud. And once it's finished, seeming it to the cloud that my movie five is going to change too. The name poppies Video that you saw me. Just give it. And again when you first come into the program, You want to make sure that you're going to projects and you're creating new by hitting this big across plus sign. OK, so we're good to go. We're going to move on, Teoh. Getting the this movie from your desktop it onto your phone. If, for example, you specifically want to use it for Instagram or how to send it Teoh toe uploaded to Facebook Or how Teoh uploaded to your website. I'm gonna cover all of that in the next video, and I will see you there. 7. Using Animoto (for PC & Mac): Hi there, I'm back. I am going to show you now for you PC users out there. How to use an emoto dot com to create a video very similar to what I just showed you in my movie. So what you need to do is go to your browser type in and moto dot com, and you'll need to set yourself up a free account. It's very straightforward. You just give them your email and create a password, and then you'll be in and I already have an account, which is why we're seeing this is my first screen. This would show any projects that I have. This would also show a video that I might be in the process of working on, and then this would basically it's gonna be showing any other work that I've created in this platform, and I actually haven't created any videos yet. So what we want to start by doing is going to create and clicking on that button, and then you basically have two options of what kind of video do you want to create? You can create what they're calling a memory video or a marketing video, and you can watch them sample videos at your leisure, but just hit create because the marketing ones you have to upgrade to an account an emotive costs a little under $9 a month. If you want the pro version, I only have the free version. And since most of you may want to start with the free version, I thought that this little lesson would be much better for all of us if I stay in the free version of the software. So here it will show you some featured videos that they already have that kind of ready to go, that you can also drag and drop your materials and to You can also browse by category. They have popular some that give you more control, some that are events oriented or specifically for real estate, or with the holiday theme, as you'll see down here. Anything that has this green premium, this green premium tag on it means that you have to upgrade to the premium membership. So I am just going to take a really simple one down here called simplicity, and we're going to create our simple video from here. I apologize for the really loud sound they run a little video so you can see what this 25 2nd clip looks like. But right now, we're just gonna create video. We're gonna go to create video, and we're going to create our own. And so here it's a very, very simple interface. You basically can change the style which would take us back to those options so we could pick a different one if we didn't want to stay with simplicity. Or if you decide you want to upgrade and use a premium version, you can add your logo if you want to, but we're just going to stay in the add pictures and video section. So click on that, and then we're gonna upload our materials so very similar to what we did in my movie. You're just going to click on the assets that you want to bring in, and I wanted to bring in my two little video clips as well as my final image of my painting . It's going to start to process that material for us, and again, it tells you here you have to upgrade if you want to have longer videos or something that has multiple songs on it in terms of songs. When you watch the bonus videos on where to find free music, you can still utilize free music from YouTube, which I explain, explain how to dio. Or you can purchase music, which I also explain how to do, and you'll be able to upload it here to an emoto just the way you could upload it to my movie. So this will work the same way as it does whether you have a Mac or a PC. So that's really important to know this will allow you to add text. For example, if just just like an eye movie, you could pick a title slide, for example. You can do that here, but I'm gonna keep ours like super simple, and I'm not gonna add any text. What you can see right now is it's continuing to upload the maximum amount of time. It's saying up in the right hand corner is that this could be a 35 2nd long video, and what any Moto does is they actually go ahead and they trim your clips for you. And so in the paid version, you have a lot more ability. Teoh trim and select this sort of subsections of a clip that you want as I showed you a NY movie. But on the free account, it's very, very simplified. And so you essentially are going to get, ah, subsection of your clips that Anne Motives already selected for you, and they're going to generate a really, really short clip with your materials. My materials are I'm not sure how they go about deciding that they're only gonna pick five seconds from each one of my clips. As you guys know, from watching the prior videos. One of my clips was about a minute, and the other one was about 35 seconds. But in any event here now they have basically shortened this entire thing so that my entire videos only 13 seconds long, we're gonna preview it by hitting the preview button, and it's going to generate this preview. And so well, let's wait and see what it looks like when they run it. It doesn't take that long because it's obviously very, very short. And, um, here goes So there you have it. It's very, very straightforward. Actually, pretty easy does not give you as much capability as, um as I movie does. I'm sure it does if you upgrade to the premium account. But what you do at this stage is you just it produce. And then once it actually I don't want to save this video, so I'm not going to do it. But you had produced, and then it would save the video for you, and then you can export it in the same manner that I showed you in I movie. So there you have it. That's how to create a really simple, straightforward video using any Moto. And I highly encourage you to go onto the site and explore more at your leisure so that you feel like you can create just as great movies which you can videos as as as we did with with I movie, because it's actually a really great platform, and there's a lot of built in capability on it that actually is outstanding if you want to invest in the premium membership. So thank you so much and I will see you in the next video 8. iMovie - the phone version: Hi there. I'm Anna. Fall it And I'm doing a little quick demo for you off how to use my movie, actually on your telephone. So if you get your phone out either or your android phone or you're off your iPhone, this is an iPhone. Basically, it is the same icon that you found on your computer, so I actually haven't under my apple tools, and you can see it right there. It's the same icon that has the, um, star and the movie camera in the center of it. And then when you first open it, the screen you're going to see has video projects and theatre along the top, which was just the same as on the computer version. You want to make sure you're in projects, and if you're starting from scratch, you're gonna hit the plus button. And once you get the plus button, you can then import the assets that you want to import from. You'll be able to do it the same way that you did it on your computer, where you drag and drop in your little film clips and any images that you want. And then then I always oriented my phone this way when I'm working. So I've imported one little clip of me working on a drawing and basically to navigate around here for you. The, um, the play button is this button right here. The plus button is if you want to add additional material assets to the what you're working on, um, this is actually going to give you a couple of options for theme music as well. And they have theme music that's already been pre approved with the copyright, so you can go to theme music and select from, I think, six different choices. You can also fade in from black or fade out to black as additional options. And then these air a whole bunch of different options filters that you can use, which you may be familiar with filters from from Instagram. You can add them to your movie here. Then, when you've decided what you want to use from the screen, you just hit done to go back. And so all of that was actually found under this sort of real icon. If you could see that well, like on that's world, I found all those. Then if you click actually a tap on your movie itself, down at the bottom so that it's now it has the yellow box around it. You have some other options that show up, so basically you have a scissors, which will allow you to detach. You're either detach a portion of your clip, or you can actually trim a portion of your clip. You have the same insignia here, which is the speed, which is the speed timer, and the way it works on the phone version is you can only go up to two times speed so you can see it starts with a little with a turtle was going very slowly at regular speed. And then you can drag that slider all the way over to the right, which I've done, and it will take you to tooth times speed. You don't have the opportunity to go to four times eight times or 24 times, which you can dio on the version on your on your computer. Then you can change the volume, and you can also add text. So if you hit the T for text, you can add some text, and then you also can access all of those filters by clicking on the this little insignia, and that will also allow you to do some color correction. If you wanted to do some feel like you need to do that to your video clip. So then basically, when you've made the adjustments that you want to make, there's a play button. And so I'm gonna hit the play button so we can watch my little clip. It's my clip. I think it's very short. I think it's only about 10 seconds long and once you've watched through it, and then, obviously, if you added music, you would be hearing music. But I didn't add any music. Once you actually are finished with the clip you just had done, and once you hit done, you're going to be able to give the movie a name, and you can then upload it directly to your social media accounts. You can delete it if you're not happy with it and start over. Or obviously you can go and hit this, edit it to edit button and then just make adjustments under editing, and then you can watch it again by hitting this play button, either here or in the center of the picture, and then you can also upload it directly to social media by hitting the insignia in the center. And then you have a bunch of different options for where you can, where you can export the movie. I actually didn't want to put it on Facebook, but I will cancel. I'll cancel that. But basically, now it's gonna go straight to Facebook. Um, so super easy, right? It's Ah, it's super easy. It's kind of amazing that you can do all of that, actually, straight from your phone. I do find that it's easier for me to use it from my desktop as opposed to on my phone. But I thought you would enjoy getting a quick tutorial on how to use it straight from your phone if you want to try that out, too. All right, so thank you so much. I hope that you're enjoying the class. Don't forget to watch the bonus videos so that you can add get free music from YouTube and then also see how to add it and do some editing once it's in your movie and in your in, together with your video clips and, um, and again, a love it if you would recommend the class but keep on trucking and please make sure that you post your final videos in the project area so I can see them love to follow you on whichever social media platform you prefer. Alright, See it. See you soon. See in the next lesson, but by 9. Uploading to Your Phone (for Instagram): Okay, so we did get a pop up that says the share was successful. So we exported the, um, our video to our desktop so I can close that. You can see that my watercolor poppies, I renamed bit watercolor poppies and p four. And now I want to move this onto my camera roll so that we can import it to Instagram. So I'm going to click on it so that we open it up and then we can play it really quickly just to make sure that we, you know, got what we expected to get. Um, has that nice transition from my still image to where I'm doing my watercolor work. And then after about 15 seconds, there's a nice little cross fade transition from this video clip to the second video clip. And then basically, at the end, after about another five seconds or so, you will get one more image of my final piece of artwork. So we're good to go so I can stop it. And then here's another export button. So I'm gonna hit that export button, and then I want to air drop it to my phone, so I'm gonna click on air drop and I have my phone here next to me and I'm gonna wait to see that Anne's on the walls. IPhone little pop up arrived so I can click on that to download it to my phone, and it's basically sending it. It's now saying that it actually got sent and you can't tell, but it's actually popping up now on the screen of my camera and I can hit done here and now I'm going. Teoh show you how I'm uploading it from my phone to Instagram. That part is pretty straightforward, but I will show it to you in just one second. 10. Uploading to Instagram: Welcome back. This is Step three, the final step in the process. Uploading your video to Instagram. Grab your phone. Open the instagram app that you see there in the upper left hand corner. You will be in your own account and you want to look for the plus sign that's in the bottom of the screen. It's the center plus sign down there at the bottom. Once you open that you will be you will select the video that you want to upload and write a caption. I wrote a portion of my caption here and at its hashtags. This is what my final caption looks like and then hit the share the blue share button in the upper right hand. Once you hit that blue share button, your video will load. And these are just some images of the video that I loaded. Thing is what it looks like one last time. You can see that's got the little camera on the photograph and congratulations. You did it. You're done. Please join me in the final video for a few last words. See you there 11. Thank You & Class Project: Congratulations. You did it. You, if you were a PC user now know how to use any moto toe. Edit your videos. And if you're a Mac user, you now know how to use I'm movie. They're both incredible tools, and I hope that you will have a lot of fun continuing to use them and create amazing videos to share on your social media and also use on your website. At this point, if you have any questions, I would love it if you oppose them in the discussion area. I definitely get back to everyone who has a question there. It's also a great way for students to interact with each other. I would also really appreciate it if you would recommend this class so other students can find it. And if you can write a short review just with a couple of short words about what you enjoy the most, I would really appreciate it. Also, don't forget that I have added two bonus videos Now to the end of this class, the first bonus video walks you through how to find free music on YouTube that you can use that's fully copyrighted. So you're free to use it on and I show you exactly how to go find it on YouTube. So that's the first bonus lesson. Second bonus lesson will show you how to import that, you that music into your movie and how to edit it so that it is lined up properly with the length of your video. And I also show you how to do some manipulation of the beginning and at the end to create a little bit off a softness in terms of volume when it first starts, and then also a little fade out at the end to make it a little bit less jarring. So please watch those two bonus videos. I hope you enjoy them and I'll see you next time. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram at an l. A fallen art and also read my blawg at an la Follette bart dot com forward slash blogger See you next time. Thanks so much 12. Bonus Lesson: Finding Free Music: Welcome back. This is the bonus video, or I'm going to show you how to add music to your video to make it even more compelling. So all you need to do is open your browser and type in youtube dot com forward slash audio library. This is a fantastic free resource from music. Once you're in the audio library, you're going to see this interface, and it basically shows two tabs, one for free music and the other for sound effects. And you can sort your music by genre or by mood or by instrument or by duration. So you know that you're picking something that's gonna be long enough for your clip and also by attribution. In some cases, attribution is not required at all, and I generally will sort for that. So in this instance, I sorted by cinematic and inspirational. I found a clip that I really liked called Barton Springs, and you can listen to it by clicking on the little arrow. You just hover over the song you want on the right hand side and then download it and you can see that the clip is now in that bottom left hand corner and I'm just gonna drag and drop it onto my desktop. Now that we have music that we like, I'll show you in the next video how to add it to your video clip and how to make a few adjustments. See you there. 13. Bonus Lesson: Adding Music to Your Video: welcome back to the second part of adding music to your video. Now that we've found the music that we can use from the audio library on YouTube, we just have to drag and drop it into our assets so that we can continue our to finish up our movie. It's right here on my screen. It's called Barton Springs. I'm just gonna click and drag it and added into my assets. And then I'm also going to click and drag it and add it below so that it's actually lined up with my video clips, just like we did with video clips themselves. When this music is highlighted, you can actually change its length and make sure that you're actually clicking and dragging at the end of it to make sure it's lined up with where your video ends. So now it's actually going to start at the right place, and it's gonna end at the right place. The other thing I like to do is I like to add a fade in at the beginning and a fade out at the end, just so that it's a little bit less jarring when the music starts in order to do that when the music clip is highlighted, you want to hover over the very beginning of it until you see these big arrows left and right arrows changed a little tiny left and right arrows, and you get a pop up that says Fade audio in. Once you see that, just click with your mouse and drag slightly to the right, maybe for 45 seconds and then release. And then that's gonna make the music fade in really nicely. I do the same thing at the end, and again I hover over the end section until those big arrows change into those teeny tiny ones. And then I can click and drag and create a nice little fade out at the end. So now let's listen really quickly to this clip. It's only 31 seconds long and see what it sounds like it. So there you have it. Now you know how to add music to your videos, which makes them even more compelling and fun to watch again. I really hope that you enjoyed this class and that you will recommend it so that other students confined it and have hugely appreciated. If you leave a little a short review telling me what you like most about the class And don't forget to add your class project. I'd love to see your videos and to follow you on Instagram You can follow me as well at an Leffall it art. See you soon. Thanks again so much.