We all love to make an animated video but we don’t know how to use programs like Flash, Photoshop, etc. These programs are really difficult and have to invest your time and money to learn them but in this article, I will show you how you can also make an animated video by only using MS Paint and Windows Movie Maker.
MS Paint and Windows Movie Maker are free and very easy to use. You can also add voiceover in these videos. This article will surely help you to make your own animated video to publish them on Youtube or any other internet site.
ANIMATED VIDEO USING MS PAINT
1. GETTING STARTED
First, open MS Paint in your computer or laptop. PSP is fairly straightforward, although there is a learning curve. Most importantly, in PSP you can add the bits that will move in your animation, as layers. Then, you move the layer to get the effect of movement.
2. DRAW YOUR FIRST FRAME
Now, Draw your first Frame make sure it looks like a way you wanted otherwise you will hate the end result.
3. SAVE IT
After drawing the frame save it into the image software or paste it into any Animation software package. I recommend you to use GIF Animator (GIF-A) it’s free and very easy to use. You can also use JASC Animator( trial version ).
4. MAKE ADJUSTMENTS
Now, make any adjustment you wish for your next cel. Usually, you will not make them drastic. This is animation, so you need to take it a step at a time. Each cel will usually be just slightly different from the last one. If you have learned about ‘layers’ and are using PSP, this will be accomplished with a flick of your mouse.
5. IMPORT THE SAVED PHOTOS
Now import the saved photos into Windows Movie Maker. Drag them to storyboard.
6. TITLES AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
Once you have completed the visual effects then add titles, special effects and other things you wanted to add.
7. ADD SOUND
Movie makers have a sound editor but its very difficult to use and modify. I recommend you to use any other sound editing tools like cooledit and then drop the file in the movie maker.
Now, Your post video is ready you can upload it anywhere.