When I first decided to make a “commercial” for my debut novel, I searched and searched for free options. I tried a few and found them lacking.
Then I discovered Animoto. I liked the ease of use and the amount of options to play with. However using for free left me with their branding. It wasn’t too obnoxious, but some people didn’t like it.
Over the last couple of years, they’ve taken away many of the best features, moving them to the paying only options, and it became harder to create a simple ad.
Some great people in a writers club told me the Windows Movie Maker was good, and watermark free!
I checked it out, it did cost me $40.00 – but that’s for life. Which is worth it in the grand plan of becoming a famous author.
I’ve made many commercials over the past couple of months and so far so good.
I would love to know what you use, what price you paid, and see your commercials too.
Please share with us so we can all learn and grow together.
For anyone new to creating ads, I use free stock photo’s, plop them into the movie maker, play with all the setting already there and the music is there too. Some of it not the best, there are free sound bite sites as well. If you have more questions, comment and we can talk.