YouTube Thursdays 9/20/2012 - Animoto for Android Users

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Animoto for Android.

AnimotoGood news for those of you who are not in the iPhone user category. When I wrote a post about Videolicious software for iPhone users - "Think of if as Animoto on the Go,"  many of you lamented that there wasn't an equivalent for Android. Well, now there is!

If you're a regular reader of my posts, you likely know I am not a huge fan of the concept of Videolicous and Animoto. (They are templates.) However,  I do recognize that they occasionally have their place in our video marketing efforts. The post Animoto Videos for Real Estate touches on that topic.

YouTube ThursdaysTherefore today, YouTube Thursdays highlights Animoto for Android. The good news, Android users can finally start creating videos entirely on their mobile devices. The new app for the basic software is FREE and can be downloaded at Google play.

The free Animoto app lets you choose a background theme and music, next, you add video, photos and text, click the create button and voila - you have a 30 second video. Currently, there are two options for the Animoto app for Android users - free and plus accounts.

Free: Limit of 12 items - makes a 30 second video.

Plus : $2.50 month for 1 year:  Unlimited length.

Animoto Videos for AndroidNote - The Android App requires Android 2.2 or higher, and at least 20Mb of available internal storage. Devices must support h.264 encoded video.

There is also an Animoto App for iPhone users. By the way, Animoto now lets you preview the video before it is produced.  Remember, a montage of still photos is a slide-show, video is comprised of clips showing action, often with a few still photos added for interest.  

If you want to take video marketing to the next level for branding purposes and to make connections with prospective clients ( and I hope you do), the best way to accomplish that is by producing your own videos. Be sure to sign up for Craig Daniels course, "Video Essentials for Your Business."

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.

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Camas, WA  98607





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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Great information. .I love videolicious. .I have used a few times already on my iPad/. .waiting for my iphone5  to replace my android. . I'm so ready. .

Sep 20, 2012 12:06 AM #1
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Morning Debb...I didn't know about Youtube Thursdays, great topic and I am sure I will learn alot from you!

Sep 20, 2012 12:07 AM #2
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Debb.  Thanks for the info.   I believe Craig Daniels course sounds like a plan for me!

Sep 20, 2012 12:08 AM #3
John & Irma Nelson
San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes
Thanks for the information on Animoto for Android,,,,going to download the app today and start playing with video.
Sep 20, 2012 12:10 AM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Fernando, glad you're producing some videos and having fun with it...when you're ready to kick it up a notch, check out Craig's Class - Video Essentials for your Business. :)

Kristin - great to have you as part of our group. You'll make a wonderful new member.

Sep 20, 2012 12:19 AM #5
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Good Morning, Debb. I just recently signed up for that Basic Animoto account with my Desktop, and now, I see I can download it to my Android phone as well. This may be just the tool I need to help me make more videos on the Go. Thanks for Sharing. Suggested!!

Sep 20, 2012 01:25 AM #6
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb - That sounds like a useful tool for people with good eyesight. I can't imagine doing much on my phone beyond talking on it, since the iPad is sitting right next to it and I can see stuff on that. But I imagine this is also for Android tablets as well.

Sep 20, 2012 02:00 AM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Jerry, they have their use. I am glad that you also use a software editing program and actually produce your "own videos." These templates are too familiar and therefore, can eventually be ineffective at branding.

Dick, so proud of you! Love that you've jumped into Video Essentials for Your Business and that you're producing videos. Yes, this is for all Android devices. I too can't imagine editing on a cell phone - no thanks.

Sep 20, 2012 02:07 AM #8
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Hi Debb, just downloaded the Animoto app for Android. Thanks for the suggestion, I now have a tool to use when called on.



Sep 20, 2012 02:32 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Debb, As always you have shared valuable information to make us better.

Sep 20, 2012 03:04 AM #10
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Debb: YAY for all of us who are happily on the Android train!  As always, excellent information and a gentle reminder we all should be using video in our marketing efforts.

Sep 20, 2012 06:09 AM #11
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Debbie, great info. I too have an Android and hadn't even thought about editing right on this device. It'll be a great convenience.
Sep 20, 2012 07:06 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is excellent information as always.  We agree with you about Dic's video.  A

Sep 20, 2012 08:23 AM #13
David Ames
Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
San Francisco

Hey Debb!  I went back to read your post on Animoto videos for Real Estate.  This is good stuff to be aware of, and I love that you took the time to review.  You're like our consumer watch dog for this stuff.  Either way, it appears that there is an application for every type of user and vice versa.  I'm a do-it-yourself-er as you know, but I can see where these apps can come in handy.

Sep 20, 2012 09:59 AM #14
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for sharing your tips.  I am far behind on the curve since I have not yet made any videos.

Be sure to have your camera in hand to record the special moments.

Sep 20, 2012 10:28 AM #15
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Adrian, good, glad it is of value to you. D

Sep 20, 2012 11:48 PM #16
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Debb,

This sounds great! I've tried to video on my Android. It looks great on the phone but when I send it to my gmail account everything looks epileptic! I read your post and tried to download and install the software but I'm still having trouble. I guess I'll have to figure it out because it sounds great. It has to be me. I left to be left behind..

Sep 21, 2012 03:11 AM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Debbie awww.

Hi Anita, cool. Glad you got the gentle hint. ;)

Silvia, the programs pretty much do it all for you. Easy! 

A - thanks for the visit. 

Hi David. Love that you'rw a do-it-yourselfer - and you do it well. Yeh, these apps have there place, but we should be do-it-yourselfers too. ;) 

Roy, your photos more than make up for it.;)

Patricia - wonder why it's not downloading for you? Mmmn. 

Sep 22, 2012 03:28 AM #18
Rachell Lara & A List Properties
eXp Realty / 619.316.7445 - San Diego, CA
A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts

Thanks Debb, I should be signing up for the class since video is where I want to go.

Dec 02, 2012 06:23 AM #19
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Rachell - delighted to hear. Glad to have you - are you PC or Mac?

Dec 02, 2012 10:59 PM #20
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