|Directions to create an Animoto video
Go to www.animoto.com and sign in as a new user to create an account. Make use to put in the promo code: A4EDEC.
Click on Create Video
Choose your Video Style-choose a style that will not be too busy and take away from your images. You can choose a style except for style labeled PRO.
Click add images-You can choose your images from google images. Save them to a folder or to your desktop. Make sure they are in a jpeg format. Create a Works cited page in Word that list the images with their URLs, include the music on your citation.
Add text-click- You have 22 characters on the first line with an additional 30 characters for the second line. If you need to use two text boxes you can do that.
Add Music-Upload from where you have your music saved. If you are using music from your itunes account, use the directions below to change your music to a MP3 version.
Create Video-green button-This process will take 3-5 minutes for your video to be create.
Watch your video. You can edit your video and then create your video again.
To cite images and music in Animoto
1. Open a word document-label it word cited and save it as a jpeg instead of a word document. Doing this allows you to upload it as an image to Animoto.
2. As you collect images for your project, you should title the image and give the url where you located the image. Your google image search will give you the url for the original location of the image. It is not necessary to copy the complete url, only copy up to the domain (.com, .edu, .org)
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Directions for upload music from itunes:
These are the directions from itunes. Plus here is a link to a youtube video.
1. Open iTunes Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
2. Click the General button, then click the Importing Settings button in the second section of the window.
3. From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want to convert the song to, then click OK to save the settings.
4. Select one or more songs in your library, then from the Advanced menu, choose one of the following (The menu item changes to show what's selected in your Importing preferences):
Create MP3 version
Create AAC version
Create AIFF version
Create WAV version
Create Apple Lossless version
If you haven't imported some songs into iTunes yet, you can import and convert them at the same time. This will create a converted copy of the file in your iTunes Library based on your iTunes preferences. To convert all the songs in a folder or on a disk, hold down the Option key (Mac) or Shift key (Windows) and choose Advanced > ConvertImport preference setting. The Import preference setting will match what you chose in step 3. iTunes will prompt you for the location of the folder or disk you want to import and convert. All the songs in the folder or on the disk will be converted. Note: Some purchased songs are encoded using a protected AAC format that prevents them from being converted. iTunes Plus purchases are not protected and can be converted.
The song in its original format and the newly converted song appear in your library.