Creating your own video content online is a great way to increase brand awareness, drive traffic to your website and increase findability for your site or service. Shooting and editing video is getting easier all the time but there are other ways to get video content online without picking up the video camera.
Here are two sites we have used to create video content for the PuddleDucks YouTube channel.
Animoto creates video from photos. It couldn’t be easier. Just upload your selection of photos, select the display sequence, select a few of the photos that you would like to be specially highlighted and select your music soundtrack. Hey presto! You have your video.
Here’s an example of one of our own Animoto videos.
2. Xtra Normal
The tag-line of Xtra Normal is “if you can type then you can make movies”. It allows you to create video with animated characters speaking the lines that you have typed. You can also change the camera angles, add sounds and add character gestures. It is so easy to use and fun to make.
Here’s one we made earlier …