How to Make a Free Flash Movie

by Maxwell Payne

You can make free Flash-based movies without having to purchase Flash programming software and without having to learn a lot about how Flash works. There are a variety of websites that allow users to make basic, free Flash movies directly through the website templates or with a small downloaded program. After creating a free Flash movie, you can upload the movie for free to a website such as YouTube.

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Select one of the free Flash movie-making websites listed in the Resources section below. Download the free software or follow the on-screen instructions for how to make a Flash video using the website's tools and templates. The method will vary from website to website, so be sure to follow the specific directions listed on the website you choose.

2

Customize your free Flash video using the included images, sound effects and graphics. These websites will guide you step-by-step to create everything from short Flash videos to ad banners. Downloaded free programs will allow you to save and export the Flash videos you create, while the online-only templates may give you a link to post the created video.

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Complete your Flash video. If you downloaded a free software program, follow the instructions on how to save and export the video to a site such as YouTube or your own personal site. If you used a template through a free website, the website will confirm that you want to complete the video and provide you with HTML code.

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Copy and paste the provided HTML code and place it in Website Manager or editing area of your website, MySpace page or personal blog.

Warnings

  • close Watch out for trial version programs, as these may not provide full functionality for free.
  • close Also consider bandwidth needs when uploading a video to a personal website or linking an HTML code onto your page. The movie viewing will use up more bandwidth than a standard text-only website.

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About the Author

Maxwell Payne has been a freelance writer since 2007. His work has appeared in various print and online publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in integrated science, business and technology.