Video marketers know the tapping potential of the almighty moving image. But while we’re going all out with video, we shouldn’t forget the dynamism of the still image.
I’m talking about Slideshows and their marketing dynamic. They’re engaging, quick, and easy to digest. What’s more, a slideshow with memorable pictures makes for a great way to mark a celebration!
Check out a slideshow that we created using YouTube in under 5 minutes…
And here’s how I did it…
STEP 1: Log into your account because that’s where the good stuff happens.
STEP 2: On the top right of your homepage, click the Upload button.
STEP 3: You will be redirected to the upload page where on the right hand side you will view a panel which says ‘CREATE VIDEOS’. Select ‘Photo Slideshow’
STEP 4: Select all the photos you want to include in your slideshow
STEP 5: From there, you’ll be able to rearrange the photos and add more photos if you’d like. Press “Next” on the bottom right, and it’ll open up the video preview, where YouTube has previewed several transitions for you to select from.
STEP 6: On the right, you’ll see a list of tracks from the audio library. Select the one you think fits your slideshow the best. If you don’t want audio, select “No Audio” to keep it silent.
STEP 7: Click ‘Upload’.
You’re set to go! While your video processes, you can fill out the description, add tags, choose to make it public or private, add it to a playlist, and so on.
So you can see it’s uber easy to use and you can upload as many photos as you like, choose from transitions, music and effects to make it look awesome.