Which is more powerful: sharing your business’ story in your own words, or fitting the same information into line upon line of captions?
Follow these steps to add a voice-over to a video for your business:
Take note, our video maker requires you to select or upload a song in order to preview the video. Typically, you’ll choose a commercially-licensed song from our music library to accompany your creation, but since you’ll be uploading your own audio file, don’t worry about song selection right now.
If you need to make any changes, make them now now. Be sure the video style you selected fits your business, and you like how everything looks.
Practice your voice-over script while playing the Preview. Does it match up well? If not, now’s the time to adjust the image pacing and shorten or lengthen the video if you find that you have too much or too little to say.
While you have your Animoto video in Preview mode, go ahead and record your voice-over while you watch the preview of your video, just like when you practiced.
There are a variety of free apps and programs that allow you to record and export your voice. Just don’t forget to mute the video’s sound if you don’t want music playing in the background.
Before you save, don’t forget that if you’re using the Best Fit feature, you’ll want the length of your voice-over and the length of the song you chose previously to be the same. Leaving a few extra seconds on your voice recording or cutting it off too early could alter your image pacing and make it more difficult to match your voice to your photos.
If you’re using a program that allows you to select the type of file your recording will be saved as, just pick the .mp3 file extension and you’re all set. If your program saves the file as something else, you can convert it to an MP3 using an online converter or iTunes.
Close out the preview window and upload your new file by clicking on the current song title near the top of your screen.