Learn how to easily animate static Midjourney images and create fun short AI videos with the free Runway Gen 2 App in my latest tutorial!
I am in LOVE with all the weird RunwayML Gen-2 AI videos I’ve seen floating around on Instagram and Threads, and I had so much fun creating my own weird version.
Runway Gen 2 Tutorial for Midjourney Images
In this Runway Gen 2 tutorial, I will show you exactly how to animate and add movement to your static Midjourney images using the RunwayML mobile app. Check my Instagram Reel below for a quirky example!
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Runway Gen 2 App
RunwayML is a free app perfect for bringing your Midjourney images to life. With their amazing Gen-2 Text-to-Video tool, you can create short AI generative videos based on text and images.
The animation options Runway Gen-2 offers are still minimal but a lot of fun to experiment with. You don’t have any control over the animation it will generate, and they will most likely be pretty weird. But hey, that’s part of the fun!
For more realistic results, I suggest using their text-to-video option, so you have more control over what you want to see displayed in the actual animation.
The free version offers you 125 credits, which is around 25 seconds of total Gen-2 video material.
Runway is an applied AI research company that makes many handy AI Magic tools to help you design and alter your images, such as:
- Erase and Replace: Easily remove objects from images and replace them by entering descriptive text.
- Expand Images: Expand the edges of any image with generative fill
- Backdrop Remix: Give any photo infinite backgrounds
Tutorial How to Animate Midjourney Images with RunwayML Gen-2
Enjoy my easy 5-step tutorial on how to use the Runway Gen 2 tool to create generative AI videos.
If you decide to give this tutorial a go, please tag me @sprinkleofai on Instagram so I can see your awesome creations!
Step 1: Download the RunwayML app from the Apple or Google Play Store.
Step 2: Open the RunwayML app, tap the create Icon at the bottom, and select GEN-2 Text/Image to Video.
Step 3: Tap Image at the top and the + icon to upload your Midjourney image. Once it’s uploaded, tap Generate. It will take around 1 minute before it’s ready to play and download.
All your uploaded images and generated videos are available in your personal library.
Step 4: Tap Watch Video to look at your creation. To download the video, tap Share to save it to your device.
Step 5: Edit and shorten the videos with the basic video editing tools on your phone, or use Capcut, a handy free video editor for mobile and desktop.
To stitch the videos together, you can also use CapCut, but I usually turn all my clips into one video while making Instagram Reels.
Now You Know How to Animate Midjourney Images
I hope this guide has given you the tools to experiment with generative video AI and turn your static Midjourney images into true moving masterpieces!
Please add me on Instagram @sprinkleofai to show me your fun Runway Gen 2 videos, ask me any questions you still have!
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About the author
My name is Marloes Ratten, and I love to make things. During the day, I’m a Macrame teacher, and at night, I love to go a little crazy in Midjourney.
This website features a collection of fictional characters and products crafted with Midjourney. All images are purely imaginative, and any resemblance to actual persons or products is entirely coincidental.