I’ve been promising for ages to make a ‘HOW TO’ guide for creating impressive promo videos, with sound effects & music using Powtoon, and due to the rainyness of the bank holiday so far, here it is – my ‘HOW TO; Make a promo video in (a little over) 15 minutes using Powtoon. Everything used to make this promo is 100% free and there are links to all the resources I used below the video. The only thing it will cost you is a little patience as I will admit it took me a while fiddling about with timings and exploring the options before I totally got the hang of it. Hopefully my step-by-step guide will help alleviate some of the pain though…
If you’re new to the site and wondering what I am going about, have a look at this video first, which I made to promote the virtual book signing I held to launch Working the Cloud:
OK, that settled hopefully your head is buzzing with great ideas you want to put into action yourself. So here is my video guide that should persuade you that it’s really not hard to create something very professional-looking completely free! Enjoy…
Here are links to the resources I used:
MAIN PACKAGE – Powtoon
SOUND – Audacity
FILE CONVERSION – ConvertFiles
MUSIC – Incompetech
EFFECTS – Freesound
And here is the finished promo animation… not bad for (a little over) 15 minutes!
The Cannery by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.
SOUND EFFECTS – Freesound.org – juskiddink, carlsablowedwards & daveincamas