You’ve come to the right place if you are searching for the best-animated explainer videos or just looking for some inspiration to create an animated explainer video for your business.
A well-tailor-made animated explainer video is an effective tool in the business sales pitch, creating brand awareness, developing curiosity, and engaging the audience to try the product or service offerings.
However, the general perception that only big brands can pull off an outstanding explainer video is a myth. You need not necessarily have a big production budget to create high-quality animated explainer videos.
We have shortlisted some of the best explainer videos that startups have created and used for their new product or feature launches and decoded what makes them tick all the boxes for being a stellar explainer video.
We wanted the list we presented to you to be actually actionable and not based on some superficial idea. So here’s what makes this list actually good.
Now let’s jump right into the list in no particular order
Contra introduced a feature called ‘Payments on Contra’. With this the Freelancers can now receive project inquiries, message clients, manage projects, and get paid commission-free without leaving the Contra platform.
Overall, the quality of this explainer video is so rich, making it one of the best-animated explainer videos on this list.
CodeSee Maps helps visualize code for faster onboarding, planning, and reviews
Overall, this is an easy-to-understand instructional video even for the audience without adequate experience in coding will be able to understand what CodeSee Maps.
Zapier is known for workflow automation. It helps to automatically move information between the web apps so you can focus on your most important work. In addition, Zapier came up with a new feature on-demand called “Transfer by Zapier.”
Overall, this explainer video serves the purpose and stands out as one of the wholly packed instructional videos on the list.
Tolstoy is an interactive video platform to build innovative, personalized video funnels to interact with users on your website & inside your app.
Overall, this is a clear winner covering all the aspects of a perfect explainer video.
Wikifox is a clean and simplified version of the actual Wikipedia.
Overall, within 30 seconds, this explainer video draws a clear understanding of the beta app and succeeds in the brief product messaging.
Relief is similar to the TurboTax software for getting out of debt. The app makes it easy by negotiating directly with your creditors to cut down your principal balance in half or more – for free.
Overall, this explainer video ticks all the checkboxes – voiceover, background music, illustrations, seamless transition between frames, etc.; and smoothly serves the purpose.
Removaly is an app that automatically scans for where your personal information has been exposed, submit requests to have your information removed, and then continues monitoring to ensure your information stays off the internet.
Overall, Removaly has nailed the product messaging with this all-out stellar explainer video. This is my personal favorite in this list, along with the Contra one.
Albato is a No-code Automation platform. It serves as a single platform for all business automation.
The choice of voice used in the voiceover could have been better compared to the other ones in this video. But, overall, this explainer video gets the job done decently.
Contra is a new professional network for flexible work. They provide the tools and infrastructure needed to successfully build your career around the life you want, with zero commission fees.
Contra grabs another spot in our best explainer videos list – this time with their Contra 2.0 product launch video.
Overall, without any voiceover, they have managed to pull off creating this eye-catching explainer video, and the quality of the video speaks volumes.
Mubert generates music in real-time with an AI-operated technology. It has an infinitely diverse music genre that serves as a customized feature for business targets and boosts user LTV via UX personalization.
Overall, Mubert’s explainer video is 10 on 10 with the right mix of voiceovers, animated illustrations, texts, and background music track and serves the purpose completely.
That’s a wrap, folks!
We have had a good look at the 10 of the best explainer videos made by companies for their new product or new feature launch across the calendar year 2021.
I hope the above explainer videos instill inspiration and if you want to create a similar professional looking explainer videos by yourself, we recommend you to check out Animaker’s – Explainer video maker.
Animaker comes preloaded with 1000s of professional templates and anyone can make professional quality videos with
Also, if you need any help with Animaker’s Explainer Video Maker, don’t shy away; shoot your questions to us in the comments below.
We’d be more than happy to help tailor your explainer videos to the utmost perfection.
Whether you are planning to make a gif to add to your presentation or you got a meme idea while watching a movie. Here is the easiest way to convert any video or images into an animated gif. The best part is you don’t need to install any fancy software to do this. [ Yes we are talking about Photoshop ]
Follow these 3 simple steps to create your animated gif.
Visit the website of Animaker and sign up for an account. From the dashboard select the following options to create a new blank project.
Create > Create a video > Blank Project.
This is the interface of the Animaker.
Go to the upload section present at the bottom of the library and click on the upload option to upload your images(videos). You can also drag and drop the files directly into the project.
Now select the uploaded image to add it to the workspace.
Once the image is added to the workspace, you will see a couple of options appear right next to it. This is called the ‘Item Menu’. Use the option named ‘Set as Bg’ within the item menu to apply the image as the background of the scene.
Now reduce the duration of the scene. By default, the duration of a scene is 10 seconds. You Can increase or decrease the duration of a scene using the ‘+’ and ‘-’ options present at the bottom of the animation timeline. Reduce it to 1 second.
It’s time to add the second image. To add the second image you need a new scene. You can create a new scene using the ‘Add Scene’ option from the ‘Scenes section’ present on the right-hand side of the interface.
But instead of adding a new scene, you can duplicate the current scene using the ‘Duplicate’ scene option and add the new image as background. By doing this you can avoid spending time adjusting the duration of the new scene.
If you wish to convert a video into an animated gif the process is the same. Upload the video using the upload option and add it to the workspace.
Click the publish option at the top, and then select the ’Download as Gif’ option.
Your gif will render in a few minutes and will be ready for download.
Well! We already told you this is one of the easiest ways to create animated Gifs!
Now that you know how to make animated gifs, what are you waiting for?
Click here to create your Gif!
YouTube is undoubtedly among the most popular social media platforms used by millions of cybernauts across the globe. Launched in 2005, YouTube has stood the test of time and has proved to be the best platform for capable creators that want to build a massive community of followers.
In 2020, YouTube announced the launch of “Shorts” to enable content creators to post bite-sized videos. This was done majorly to attract and engage new audiences who have flocked to TikTok as their go-to entertainment platform.
While this ensures properly engaging the newer audience, it also creates some excitement among existing users as they haven’t seen any major feature update on the channel that has traditionally been more friendly to longer videos.
Now we know you have a lot of questions about YouTube Shorts. So far we have covered multiple topics like
– How long can YouTube shorts be?
– How to create YouTube shorts on your smartphone?
And in this article, we’ll be covering
Before we jump into learning how to upload, you must keep these points in mind:
Now let’s jump into the topic,
Got an interesting video idea that can be posted as shorts from your PC? Well, let’s see how in just four simple steps:
Log in to your YouTube account from your computer. This opens the YouTube channel homepage.
Select the ‘create’ option (video camera button at the top right corner of the channel dashboard)
Once you click that, you will get two options. ‘Upload video’ and ‘Go Live’. Among these, select the ‘upload video’ option.
On clicking that, you will reach the ‘upload videos’ screen. Click on the “Upload Video” button.
Here, you can upload your video by either clicking on the ‘select files’ button or by dragging and dropping the desired video file.
Once the video is uploaded, the video editing screen appears. Fill in the following video details to publish the video.
You can add the title for the Shorts video along with a description. Remember to add #Shorts to the title and description.
Scroll down and choose the thumbnail of your Shorts video. You can choose one from the given set of pictures or upload one from your device.
You will then get to the ‘video elements’ screen, where you need to select the audience for your Shorts. If your video is kid-friendly, select “Yes, it’s made for kids”. Else, select “No, it’s not made for kids” and click on the Next button.
You will reach the ‘checks’ screen. This tool of YouTube helps the creator to know if the video contains any copyrighted material and if it complies with advertising guidelines. Click on the “Next button”.
Next, you will get to the ‘visibility’ screen which is the final step of the uploading process. Here, you will have to choose if you want the video to be private, unlisted, or public.
Here’s some more information about private, unlisted, and public videos.
Once all details are filled, the last step is to publish the video by clicking on the Publish button.
If you do not want to publish the video immediately, you can also schedule by entering the date and time of publishing.
And there you go! That’s how you upload a YouTube Shorts video from a computer. After you publish your Shorts, you can share them on your social media handles and promote them.
Now that we know the way to upload YouTube Shorts from PC, let’s see How to upload YouTube Shorts from your mobile device. You can either choose to upload a pre-recorded video from your device or record a video using the integrated YouTube Camera.
Let’s understand the step-by-step process of uploading your Shorts from your mobile.
The pre-made video stored on your mobile device can be uploaded to YouTube Shorts in just three simple steps.
Get into the YouTube app from your mobile device. Click the Create icon(+) at the bottom of the page.
Now, in the list of options, select ‘upload a video.’ This will show you the videos in your gallery. Then select the video you want to upload.
Since it’s a pre-made video, it might already have a music track and the necessary text. However, if you have not added a music track or text to your video, you can make use of the music and text icons at the bottom-left corner of the app.
To add music, select the music option. YouTube offers a plethora of tracks for you to choose from. Use the search bar to find the desired music track easily.
Select a music track and click on the arrow button straight to it. This will insert the music into your video.
Keep in mind that if you have already added music to your video, then your video length can be up to 60 seconds. However, if you want to choose a music track from YouTube’s music library, the duration of the video will be limited to 15 seconds.
To add text, click on the Text icon below. You can choose the text color from the color palette shown on the screen and also format the text using the options available on the top.
As you add assets to the video, you will notice it appear on the timeline below. By clicking on the respective asset in the timeline, you can adjust the duration of that particular asset by dragging the two end bars.
Finally, click on the Next button in the top right corner to name your video and add a caption or a short description of your video. Now add relevant hashtags to your video. Do not forget to add #Shorts in both Title and description. This will help your video to be recommended under the Shorts section.
Set the visibility of your video. There are three options for you to choose from:
Here comes the final step. Hit the UPLOAD button on the top right corner. In no time, your Shorts video gets posted on YouTube.
You have successfully uploaded a pre-made video as Shorts from your mobile phone!
Apart from uploading a pre-recorded video, you can even record the video live and upload it on YouTube. Let’s see how to do that now.
Firstly, get into the YouTube App. On the very first screen, you will find an ADD (+) button at the bottom center. Click on the ADD button and select the Create a Short option.
The right toolbar appears with a list of tools for you to make use of, such as filters, switch camera, background, retouch, and more. Explore these tools and refine your video.
Before you start recording, you can fix the speed of the video and also set a countdown timer for the video’s start.
Once you are ready to start recording, press and hold the Record button. For YouTube Shorts, make sure to keep your video in portrait mode. To make a pause, stop pressing the record button.
To add text, click on the text button and start typing. You can change the font and alignment on the top and pick a text color from the color palette.
Finally, add a caption to your shorts and set the conditions before uploading. Add #Shorts in the title and the description so that your video gets a higher chance of being recommended under the Shorts section.
Then set the visibility of your video. Here are different options for visibility.
Once all is done, click on the UPLOAD SHORT button at the bottom.
This is how you successfully upload a youtube Shorts video!
Now that you have complete knowledge about uploading YouTube Shorts, you are ready to go! If you have not tried Animaker yet, create a free account and get ready to create awesome 4K videos!
Animaker is also available for iOS users now. Animaker iOS app is an easy-to-use application that is packed with all the video editing tools required to create a studio-quality video.
Download the app now and create a youtube shorts video on iPhone by reading the link.
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When people hear this term, they usually think about highly skilled professionals producing complex high quality animations.
Often, people assume it will take a long time, require a lot of learning, etc.
But what If I told you all you need is a browser on a PC with an internet connection?
Yes, you heard that right.
You can create animations like this right from your browser
How you ask?
That’s where Animaker’s 1000+ studio quality video templates come in handy. And these templates aren’t created in random. There are created under highly useful set of categories that will help any person or person achieve their goals through the use of videos.
Here’s a small gist of Animaker’s categories of templates
These are just some of the template categories we have, and there are 100s more inside the app.
The first step is to register for a free account on Animaker.
To sign up, head over to Animaker.com and click on the “Sign Up” button on the top right. Once you are fully signed up, all you have to do is find the best-animated video template from this list and click on the “Edit this template.” Upon clicking, the project will open up as a new project in a new tab. Inside the project, you can simply edit the text, change the colors, and customize it the way you want in just minutes and not hours.
If you want to learn how to edit an Animaker template you can check out this video below –
If 25 Best Animation Video Templates aren’t enough, you should head over to Animaker’s massive template library. It has over 1000+ professionally created animated video templates that are readily waiting for you to edit.
Video templates are simply ideas put into creation. Similarly, the sky is the limit for creating your Animation videos and bringing life to your ideas. There are many articles on our blog on creating animated videos using Animaker, and our YouTube channel is filled with 100s of high informative tutorials for making Animated videos. Do you have more cool Animation Video template ideas to check out? Please let us know in the comments below, and you might even get a professionally created Animated video template in our library.