How To Make A Simple Yet Powerful Motivational Video

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Creating a video that’s moving, emotive, empowering, interesting and attractive is easier than most people probably think it is. You don’t have to be an experienced movie maker or even particularly good at shooting video footage to make a professional looking presentation – in fact, all you need is a PASSION for whatever your subject will be. So what is it that YOU are passionate about?

STEP 1 – Decide on a mood or emotion for your project.

Do you want it to feel happy, inspiring, funny, silly, sad, poignant, exciting, passionate, lovely, warm, stimulating, euphoric etc.

STEP 2 – Choose music to fit the mood.

Not much stimulates emotion as quickly as music, that’s why it’s often used prominently in movies, advertising, elevators, shopping centers, babies rooms and your car.

STEP 3 – Find or write some quotes/words/poetry that’s meaningful to you.

What simple words might fit with the mood/emotion that dominates your project?

STEP 4 – Take photos, find images or shoot video footage to suit.

If you need inspiration, you might find it useful to do a google image search for the mood/emotion you’ve chosen and see what comes up. Google images inspire me regularly and when I see something I like, it helps me to focus my attention on taking my own original pictures or shooting easy video. While some people are born creative, others can use a little extra help.

Step 6 – Research what’s HOT on YouTube.

I pulled this highly motivational video out to show you how simply it’s been made. With basic video footage, some screenshots and/or still digital photos and it could have easily been compiled on a free video editing program too. There’s nothing fancy going on here yet the intended effect has been achieved.

Words can be added in text on the screen or with a simple voice narration. (If you don’t like the sound of your own voice, get someone else to do the voice over for you). Put it all together and see what you come up with.  Take a look at this list of SOME OF THE BEST FREE VIDEO EDITORS if you don’t already have one.

When you’re feeling really good, the right words will come, the right pictures will be obvious, the right people will show up. If this is something you’d like to be able to do yourself – just give it a go – you’ll probably surprise yourself more than you know. Enjoy!

Making An Easy, Quick And FREE Business Promo Video

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Video Editing Software Programs

There are several different programs that you could use to edit video clips taken on your phone, video camera or web cam to make a simple business promotional mini-movie, but if you want something that’s REALLY EASY to use, QUICK TO MAKE and FREE TO DOWNLOAD, the one I recommend using is Windows Movie Maker (which is probably already on your computer …

… If you have Windows XP or Vista) for more details see Where To get Windows Movie Maker.
… If you’re using Windows 7 or Windows 8, the newer versions of Windows LIVE Movie Maker are even easier, quicker and still FREE.

Don’t Have Much Experience Making Mini Movies?

That doesn’t matter at all. In fact, here’s why I recommend it. Movie Maker is an excellent video editor and very easy to learn. It automates the process for you and is possibly the simplest and most user-friendly video editor available today … and it’s FREE. Have a look at this business promotion video made in only one hour with a little bit of fairly average video and a few still digital photographs – and it looks sensational.

Want To Make A Quick Promo Video For Your Business Too?

Then get out your smartphone or a video camera, print up your business logo, take a few relevant photographs or search for images off the internet, grab your favorite music or even a microphone to record your own voice, and you’re on your way. Before you know it you’ll be as proud as a Hollywood movie producer and have something useful to upload to YouTube and add on your website. Make it fun!

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Making A Quick Business Promo Video

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When I needed to make a quick promotional mini movie for a local boxing trainer on The Gold Coast yesterday, I used the FREE version of Windows Live Movie Maker and whipped this up in about an hour – pretty good considering I haven’t done any video editing at all since 2008.

Back then, I was making Vision Movies just for fun and learned so much over that time I created a little website to store all the information, tips, fixes for problems and useful articles that I was accumulating as I was playing around. Then a few days ago I found the need to make this Movie in a promotional style, so downloaded the new version of  Windows LIVE Movie Maker (that comes free with the microsoft essentials pack) – and found it to be even better than before.

If I can make a quick, effective, concise, powerful,
useful and meaningful business promo
with Window LIVE Movie Maker …
… ANYONE CAN!

Yes it could use some fine tuning, but when I saw the fabulous special effect that the “CINEMATIC” auto movie theme gave me after only an hour, I was thrilled to say the least.

TO MAKE THE PROMO CLIP COHESIVE – I applied a black and white effect.

TO KEEP THE VIDEO COMPILATION BALANCED – I made sure the text appeared at the same place on each screen.

TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION MORE POWERFUL – I added a punchy piece of music.

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