As a blogger I often search for exciting new ways to add value to my content without breaking the bank. It’s not as easy as it sounds. My clients and readers expect me to deliver great content and associated products at reasonable prices. Too many times I come across great tools for creating content that are too expensive and cause me to raise prices. Today, however, I came across a website that is too good to not share. I’m excited to introduce you to GoAnimate.com, a website dedicated to making professional animated videos that will most definitely change your life.
Official Website: goanimate.com
This is not just another GoAnimate Review just like GoAnimate is not just another website for making animated videos. With prices starting as low as $39 per month I would say that they have not only perfected the practice but raised the standard.
When I initially started using this program I thought to myself that there must be a catch and decided to review the program. In this in-depth GoAnimate Review I will walk you through the various features, the different packages they offer, and show you just how easy making an animated video can be.
I am now the happy owner of my very own professional animated video. I created my first video within about 5 minutes of finishing the step-by-step tutorial on the GoAnimate site. I am very impressed with my experience and have made a list of pros and cons list below:
• A variety of prices depending on the plan you choose
• Free 14-day trial, where no credit card information is needed, that let’s you test the program.
• DIY approach which gives you control over every feature
• Intuitive features
• Time saver
• Cloud Interface
• Fast to respond
• Unlimited creation, hosting and downloads with every subscription
• Includes a library of characters, sounds, backgrounds and props.
• Not just for business- GoAnimate offers school, government and agency programs.
It is really hard to find a “Con” with GoAnimate.
I can really only think of one thing. Since GoAnimate is a cloud-based system, it does require an Internet connection. It is a great platform for the program because this can make it a very fast program, but I know that some people would prefer a downloadable program.
The good news is that it is easy to combat this, since most videos can be made in about 5 minutes. You do need Internet, but not for very long.
The masterminds behind GoAnimate understand that before you pay for something, you want to give it a go first.
They also understand that no one wants to give their credit card information to try something out for free.
This is why when you sign up for their free 14-day trial, they don’t expect you to give any credit card information. It is a 14 day no hassle, no credit card needed, and all-inclusive free trial.
After the 14 days are up you have the chance to upgrade to the following plans:
GoPublish – as low as $39 per month or $299 per year
The GoPublish plan is perfect for those who just want a great and professional animated video program to add value to the content on their site or business. It includes the following features:
• Download videos up to 720P
• Produce unlimited videos
• Unlimited downloads or exports
• Directly export videos to YouTube and other sites
• Import audio, Images and Video files
• Commercial License
GoPremium- as low as $79 per month or $599 per year
The GoPremium plan is perfect for those who want just a little bit more. This plan includes the following:
• Download videos up to 1080P
• Remove /Replace Logo
• Live Chat
• All the other features of the GoPublish Plan
GoTeam- as low as $159 per month or $999 per year for 1 seat
The GoTeam plan is the one I personally like the most. This gives the user the option to work in teams. This plan includes the following:
• 1 seat or Multi-Seat
• Priority Service Queue
• Download as Animated GIF
• Import Fonts
• All the features of the GoPremium plan
Easy To Learn
You don’t have to have a degree to use GoAnimate. The website is easy, intuitive and fast. The moment you start to create your first video an interactive tutorial pops up to guide you through each step.
GoAnimate boasts a wide variety of tools and an easy to use interface. You can create your own characters, choose from several templates, or import your own. No matter what you end up choosing, you’re always just a few clicks from a great professional video.
One of the most useful tools that GoAnimate has is the ability to import your own content. This makes it easy for you to use images or sounds you have already created, as well as any branding content want to include.
Along with importing your own content, GoAnimate allows you to choose from a vast library of characters, backgrounds, props and sounds. If you take advantage of this you have the possibility to create a video in just 5 minutes.
Cloud Based System
Oh yes, GoAnimate will take up no space on your hard drive, as you do not have to download this program and no set up is required. You could work on your videos from all over the world, granted you have Internet access.
Most of their time saving success comes from their intuitive process. When you finish creating a scene and add a second scene, the video editor copies over the previous scene as is. This is great, as it saves you the extra step of recreating the first scene. The video editor is also set up in a way that flows. For example, you will have to select the background first, then the character, then the movements or actions, followed by any props and text. This flow allows you to easily go to the next step without any back and forth.
Anyone Can Use It
Whether you are a rookie or a pro, GoAnimate has got you covered. As a rookie you will learn through a step-by-step process and use the library of content. As a pro, you can import all the images, props, sounds and backgrounds you want or use the library of content. Either way, you end up with a professional and unique video.
Work In Teams
Thanks to their GoTeam plan, you can collaborate with other team members on a video or a set of videos. This option is great for businesses as it allows for infinite possibilities.
GoAnimate for schools is a great plan that allows students and teachers to make videos in a private and secure environment. It does not come with a commercial license and plans start as low as $59 per year.
Although you have the possibility to import pre-recorded sound to your video, you also have the option of simply entering text and having it be converted to speech. This is another time saving option and allows your video to have a different effect.
Need I say more? You don’t need to worry about having to sync your audio with your character. I can only assume they use magic to allow for this feature.
HOW TO CREATE A VIDEO with GoAnimate
GoAnimate has really thought of everything. Setting up your video is very easy and can be done in just a couple of steps. You don’t even need an idea to begin making a video today. Follow all the steps below:
1. Go to goanimate.com and sign up for their free 14-day trial.
2. Launch their video maker with the click of one button.
3. With your target audience in mind select a background and scene.
4. Select your characters and decide what actions they will need to take.
5. Add a few scenes to unfold your story.
6. Add audio and be amazed as the audio magically syncs up with the character.
7. Add any props or finishing touches needed like color, music and text.
8. Review and edit where needed
10. Look at your watch and realize that it’s only been five minutes. Smile.
In this GoAnimate review we learned that there is such a thing as affordability and amazing (maybe even magic) video editing in the world of cloud based programs.
With a vast amount of features from versatile and easy to learn editing to automated lip-sync this GoAnimate review covers the ins and outs of GoAnimate.com
The program is not just easy to learn but also intuitive. GoAnimate offers high-end results without the hassle of downloading software. You have the option of starting immediately, taking a DIY approach and creating a great professional video in about five minutes. With their most affordable plan starting at $39 a month and an initial 14 day no hassle, no credit card needed, all-inclusive free trial, you’ll wonder where GoAnimate has been all your life.