Videos are everywhere. From scrolling through addictive TikToks to binge-watching your favorite Netflix show, videos have become an undeniable part of our everyday lives. Every major tech platform from Instagram (IG reels) to WhatsApp (WhatsApp stories) is trying to leverage the power of videos 😎
As video creators, the biggest challenge for us today is to keep our audience engaged. Every element in the video must be interesting to hold your viewer’s attention, including the text. Experts have been using text animation to grasp the attention of viewers for over 60 years! Don’t believe me? The visionary director Alfred Hitchcock is credited as one of the first to use Text animation in his titles to grab the viewer’s attention.
Brands have been using text animation to grab users’ attention as well. For example, Apple used text animation to highlight its features and USPs in this amazing Ad. This ad garnered millions of views on social media and is one of the most appreciated ads on TV.
Wondering how you can use Text animations to grab your viewer’s attention and skyrocket your video performance? Let’s find out.
To check out this complete tutorial in video format, click on the video below:👇
Although there are several ways to animate text, one of the easiest ways is to use a DIY video tool like Animaker.
Animaker is a simple yet powerful video creation software that allows you to create stunning videos online.
Let’s dig into the step-by-step process of how to animate your text in under 5 minutes.
Start by visiting the text animation maker page from Animaker.
Click on the Create button and sign up for a new account.
If you already have an account, log in using your credentials. You will be redirected to the Animaker dashboard.
In the dashboard select,
Create > Create a video > Blank Page
(Please refer to the screenshot provided below)
Once you click on the blank page option, you will be presented with a blank Animaker project.
Before jumping directly into the text animation part, let us get you acclaimed to the different sections of the Animaker application.
There are 5 sections in Animaker:
Library – The Library of the Animaker app is where you will find all the assets needed for your video, including characters, props, icons, stock assets, music files, and more.
Workspace – The whitespace at the center is called the workspace. This is where your text animation will come to life.
Scenes – The scenes section houses all the different scenes that are part of a video. They are similar to the slides section in presentation tools.
Timeline – At the bottom of the screen is the timeline. There are three different timelines:
Now that you are accustomed to the different parts of the application, let’s dive deep into it 😊
First, let’s upload the video clip on top of which you want to add the text animation.
Let’s first see how to use the pre-built text boxes.
Let’s have a preview of this text animation that we created now.
To preview the current scene, click on this play button, which is just above the timeline.
Now, let’s check out the other way to add text animation to your video. Previously we showed you how to add text animations using one of the pre-built textboxes. Now we’ll show you how to do that using one of the blank text boxes.
So this is how easy it is to create text animations using Animaker.
Now let’s see how to add music tracks to your text animation.
And that’s it! 👏 you know how to create amazing text animations in a jiffy.
Visit our Text Animation Maker page now & start creating some more cool text animations on your own!🤗
Are you thinking of repurposing a YouTube video on Instagram? Well, YouTube videos can be repurposed directly to WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and a few other major social media networks. However, YouTube doesn’t provide an option of repurposing the videos to Instagram directly.
In this article, you will learn how to repurpose YouTube videos on Instagram in three simple steps
Copy and paste the YouTube video link in either of the above websites and download
Instagram allows us to share videos as Reels, Story, IGTV, and Post. Each one of these content types has requirements that have to be met before you can successfully upload it to your Instagram account.
The requirements are as below
As you can see, a 9:16 vertical video is the best-suited video type to be posted for Reels, Story, IGTV and a 1:1 square video is the best-suited video type for Instagram posts.
So now, we’ll show how to customize your horizontal YouTube video for both aspect ratios.
This is the sample YouTube video that we are going to repurpose on Instagram and I have downloaded the video to my PC using
In this instance, we aim to generate traffic back to the YouTube channel using an Instagram Story.
Let’s see how we can customize the video for Instagram Story
2. After logging in, you will be redirected to the application’s Dashboard. Under the section Create Project, you can see the different types of projects that can be created using Animaker.
3. To create an Instagram Story, IGTV, or Reels, click on the Vertical video. You will be prompted to choose between a blank canvas and templates to create your video. Since we are planning to customize our YouTube video into an Instagram Story video, click on the Blank option.
4. On choosing the Blank option, a new blank project will open in the application. This is the interface of the Animaker app where you can edit and repurpose your videos.
5. Towards the left-hand side, is the Library section. You will find the Upload option at the bottom of it. Once you click on it, you can select and upload the YouTube video you want from your PC.Note: YouTube videos are of horizontal video format with 16:9 ratio.
6. After uploading, clicking on the video will automatically convert it into a vertical video and fit inside the workspace. Once you click on the video in the workspace, you will notice a set of options. This is called the Item menu and it gives us the options to edit the video.
7. While the video changes from horizontal to vertical video format, certain parts of the video may get cropped because of the change in the aspect ratio. But do not worry. You can always use the Resize feature from the Item Menu and adjust the specific part of the video that has to be visible. Click on the Resize option and you will be able to control the part of the video that will appear within the workspace. But if you want to totally avoid the video getting cropped, use the Resize option to reduce the size of the video and keep it at the center of the workspace and then click apply. Now you can use the space above and below the video to add a Title text or a call to action text. But before adding text, let’s change the background color to make the video look better. To change the color of the background, click anywhere on the white region of the workspace and you can see a new color palette option appearing at the bottom. Click on the edit option over it, and choose the new color that you want to add to the background. Click the green tick icon to apply. In our case, we are choosing the Black color for the background.
8. To add text, click the Text section on the library. From this section, you can choose a blank text box or pick from a list of pre-built text designs that come with pre-applied animation effects.
Let’s see how to use one of the text boxes to add text to the video. Just click on one of the plain text boxes you like, and it will appear in the center of the workspace. To edit the text, click over it again and type in the new text. Since we want to drive traffic to our YouTube video from our Instagram story, let’s use “SWIPE UP” as the call to action text to this video. Once you have typed “Swipe Up” in the text box, click on the settings option that appears on the right side. Using the options available in the settings menu, you can change the font style, color, spacing, and even the transparency of the text. Let’s change the font style and font color for better visibility and keep it at the bottom of the workspace. You will also notice a purple bar in the timeline. You can just drag and adjust its length to control the duration for which the text will appear on this story video. For example, If I want the text to appear after the first two seconds, I have to drag the left edge of the purple bar and move it to the 2s mark on the timeline. Likewise, you can control the entry time and exit time of any text using the edges that are available at both ends of the purple bar.
The next step after this is to add entry and exit effects for the “Swipe Up” text we just added to our project. To do this, head over to the bottom section of the settings menu. The two options ‘Enter effect’ and ‘Exit effect’ let you add enter and exit animation effects to your text. Click on the enter effect option and you can find more than 50+ different text animation effects that can be applied to this text. Here we are selecting “Pop left” as the Enter effect for the text.
After applying the enter effect, you will notice a new pink-colored part within the purple bar in the timeline. This will let you control the duration of the text’s Enter effect. In the same way, we can apply an Exit animation effect for the text. But for this text, we don’t want any exit animation effect so we are not choosing any effect.
Now let’s add an icon to compliment the “Swipe Up” CTA text. We can use the properties option from the library section to add an arrow icon. Also, let’s apply a suitable Enter effect like “Pop Top”, to the arrow, to make it more engaging for the audience.
Similar to how we adjusted the time of entry for the swipe-up text, you can use the purple bar in the timeline to adjust the duration at which the arrow will appear in the video. And similar to the Swipe up text, use the right edge of the pink bar to adjust the Enter effect duration of the arrow.
Now let’s also add a Title for this Instagram story. Let’s type the YouTube video’s title “ 5 Most Scenic Sunsets on the West Coast “ and place the text box at the top of the video. Use the settings menu that appears on the right side to modify the text color, font style, etc. Adjust the purple bar in the timeline to set the duration at which the text will be seen on the video.
9. Use the Trim feature in the Item Menu to customize the overall duration of the video. Once you click on the trim feature, you can see a pop-up of the video with options to trim it. Drag the purple edges in the timeline to trim the video. Since we are creating an Instagram Story video, set the duration to less than 15 seconds (the max duration for Instagram Story is 15 seconds). Then click on the Green tick icon to apply the changes.
10. Now let’s preview what we have made. Using the Preview button in the menu bar, we can see how the scene looks.
11. Once everything is done, click on the Publish button in the top right corner. From the options shown, select the Download Video option to download the video.
12. Clicking on Download Video, the project will be redirected to the export page. Click on the Download button to save the video directly to your PC.
Now that you know everything you need to customize the video to suit an Instagram story, let’s look at how to customize a video to fit an Instagram post.
In this instance, we are going to repurpose a YouTube video on Instagram. We aim to generate traffic back to the YouTube channel using an Instagram Post. Let’s see how to customize the YouTube video (of 16:9 aspect ratio) into an Instagram square video of 1:1 ratio,
2. In the Animaker application’s Dashboard, under the section Create Project, select the Square video format.
3. You will be prompted to choose between a blank canvas and templates to create your video. Since we are planning to customize our YouTube video into an Instagram video, click on the Blank option.
4. On choosing the Blank option, a new project window will appear. This is the interface of the Animaker app where you can edit your videos.
5. Towards the left-hand side, is the Library section. You will find the Upload option at the bottom of it. Once you click on it, you can select and upload the YouTube video you want from your PC.
6. After uploading, clicking on the video will automatically convert it into a square video and fit inside the workspace. Also, an Item Menu will now be visible in the workspace which lets us edit the uploaded video.
7. While the video changes from horizontal to Square video format, certain parts of the video may get cropped because of the change in the aspect ratio. But do not worry. You can always use the Resize feature from the Item Menu and adjust the specific part of the video that has to be visible.
But if you want to avoid the video getting cropped at all, use the Resize option to reduce the size of the video and keep it at the center of the workspace and then click apply.
In our case, we have Resized the video to the center of the workspace and then clicked Apply.
8. Click in the empty white region of the workspace and an option for editing the background color will be available at the bottom of the screen. Select the suitable color and click the green tick button to confirm. In our case, let’s stick with the default white background color.
9. You can also add text over the video by using the Text section from the library. Once you click on the text section you will have two more options to add text. On the bottom, you can find the pre-built text designs that come with pre-applied animation effects. And plain text at the top that can be customized according to our needs. By clicking on the plain text, a new text box will be added to the workspace. Click on it further and you would be able to type the text that you want to add. We can also drag and move it anywhere within the workspace.
The settings tab appears on the right side. Using these options you can change the font style, color, spacing, and even the transparency of the text.
And at the bottom of the settings, the two options ‘Enter effect’ and ‘Exit effect’ let you add enter and exit animation effects to the text. You will also notice a purple bar in the timeline. You can just drag and adjust its length to control the duration of the text.
In this instance, for our Instagram Square video post, let’s type the title “ Make your breakfast in under a minute ” at the top of the video and add the YouTube channel name ” @YT_YourHomeChef” as the watermark and place it in the bottom space of the video.
10. Use the Trim feature in the Item Menu to customize the duration of the video. According to the Instagram duration requirements (Instagram Square Video Posts can be 60 secs long), drag the edges to trim the duration and click on the Green tick button.
Using the Preview button in the top menu, we can view the changes made to the scene.
11. Once everything is done, click on the Publish button in the top right corner. From the options shown, select the Download Video option to download the video.
There are two different ways to upload videos onto Instagram. Let’s see how to publish your videos using both methods.
Only IGTV videos can be uploaded from PC. Follow the instructions below,
Instagram mobile application (Android & iOS) allows uploading the videos to your Instagram account as Reels, Story, IGTV, and Posts. Follow the instructions below
The video will be uploaded successfully and will be visible in your profile now.
Kudos! You have learned to post your YouTube videos on Instagram. So why wait? Up your IG game with Animaker.
Being a marketer, I’ve always been fascinated by the nexus between human emotions and marketing communications. It is truly remarkable to see how the latter can tap into the former and can result in influential decision making.
Over the years, advertisers have managed to capitalize on a plethora of human emotions to get their product messages across. Out of the lot, one particular emotional marketing tactic really piqued my interest, perhaps because of the fact that I happen to fall in the target group that can relate to it the most.
Looking at the theme of this article, I’m sure you would have guessed where I’m going with this.
So before we dive in, get a load of this commercial first.
So, Yes, Nostalgia is what I’m talking about and yes, I’m a millennial.
The agency behind Internet explorer’s commercial has done a terrific job of putting together this video. It clearly captures the essence of the 90’s and makes everyone resonate on such high levels.
The fact that the Ad managed to garner 7 Million views in just five days of being rolled out and amassing a total of 50 Million+ views so far stands as a testament to its virality and the efficacy of the concept.
Here’s what the agency had to say about the Ad:
“With Internet Explorer, we wanted to change how Gen Y felt about the browser. We wanted the video to be a walk down memory lane, to feel conversational and familiar. We wanted the audience to think, “Maybe Internet Explorer can relate to me better than I thought; the new browser could exceed my expectations.”
We certainly wanted to drive viewers to the site to rediscover Internet Explorer. But even if they didn’t, by sharing the video, they were sharing the story—a story inextricably connected to Internet Explorer, a story that might not lead everyone to switch browsers that day, but that would linger and grow in a generation’s mind. That story has been told more than 27 millions times to date, and that’s the impact we wanted more than anything: a reframing of IE’s relationship with Gen Y.”
Looking at the nostalgia marketing statistics of Internet Explorer’s Ad, it’s pretty evident that the concept of tapping into nostalgia works! Internet Explorer managed to identify and use the right emotional trigger to hook it’s users, majorly millennials.
Before we get into the specifics, it is paramount to understand the “WHY” behind a nostalgia marketing strategy.
Source: The Shelf
Marketing has always tapped into human emotions and has exploited their cognitive biases to drive their decision-making. Almost every other human emotion has been capitalized on over the years, and nostalgia is no exception.
Nostalgia marketing essentially preys on people’s affinity for their most relished memories from their past, taking them to a time where they lived their best lives without all the commotion that is present in today’s chaotic world.
Reminding people of their golden days will trigger a dopamine boost, and that is exactly what brands utilizing nostalgia marketing tactics intend to take advantage of.
In fact, according to a study published in the Journal of consumer research, it was observed that participants were willing to shell out more when they were consumed by nostalgia.
No wonder why brands have incorporated nostalgia marketing into their strategy! It opens the doors straight to people’s wallets.
Over the years, Brands big and small have used nostalgia as a marketing tool to capture the interests of their target market. Regardless of the industry and vertical, the companies are in, brands that use nostalgia marketing have cut through the clutter of conventional marketing communications and stood out from the crowd.
The following are examples of nostalgia marketing campaigns of some of the prominent brands that have won over their audiences:
Apple’s attempt to bring in the renowned muppet, the cookie monster for their iPhone 6 commercial was a huge success. They even launched an array of bloopers featuring the muppet, after their Advertisement garnered a lot of attention.
Target’s Star Wars campaign promoting the movie’s merchandise was a massive hit. The campaign struck a chord with the fans, both old and young, and received a lot of press. As part of the larger campaign, Target released a two-minute compilation, where fans dressed up in Star Wars attires and made impressions of their favorite characters.
Spotify hit the nail right on its head with their 30-second Ad, bringing back the once loved duo, Falkor and Atreyu from the acclaimed movie “The Never Ending Story”. The Ad received tremendous support, as it featured the beloved duo who once ruled the hearts of their target audience.
Today’s millennials are burdened with a ton of responsibilities, shoulder the onus of their families, and are desperately gasping for breath in this hyper-competitive world.
The only time millennials caught a break was back in their childhood or during their adolescent years, where they were free of any form of responsibility. Watching their favorite TV shows, tuning in to their loved radio channels, and listening to their favorite tracks, hitting the theaters to watch movies, millennials lived every second of their lives back in those days.
With their glory days behind them, millennials today can only think of those cherished moments with great fondness. It is those memories that offer them solace during this turbulent phase of their lives. Needless to say, rekindling those memories by flashing their cherished moments in front of them through visual media and messaging would tremendously benefit brands.
Tapping into those long-lost memories and using them as leverage in marketing communications would be a sure shot way for brands to get millennials on board with their offerings.
I know it’s a no-brainer, but nevertheless, let me put it into perspective for you all.
Cartoons, for the most part, were at the crux of every millennial’s childhood. Right from when they were kids to when they turned into adults, millennials got to experience their fair share of cartoons. Heck, some millennials are obsessed with cartoons even today. Talk about Anime!
Source: Google trends
The upward trend in anime viewership in the last 5 years stands as a testament to the popularity of cartoons, even when “Netflix and chill” is still hot!
With cartoons taking up a major piece of the nostalgic pie, it is only logical that brands leverage cartoons in some way or the other to target today’s millennials. And what better way to do that than cartoon videos!
Here are some examples of a brand putting cartoon videos to the test.
McDonald’s cartoon video campaigns were an instant hit with the millennials.
One key difference between mainstream businesses and startups is that the former has an abundance of resources to bank on. Startups have limited financial resources and have to put them to use very judiciously.
You may wonder how this adds to the overall context of this article. Well, to put it short, the copyrights of mainstream cartoon characters such as Tom and Jerry, Starwars etc used by brands in nostalgic marketing communications cost exorbitant sums of money, which as you may have guessed, can only be afforded by affluent businesses.
Hence, startups have to come up with workarounds to use cartoon characters for their marketing communications. This is where online DIY cartoon makers come into play. Tools like Animaker’s cartoon maker can help startups create stunning cartoon characters and videos at budget-friendly prices, helping them execute nostalgia marketing to perfection.
What has Animaker got in store for Startup Marketers
Animaker’s cartoon maker is a startup marketer’s best bet to deploy nostalgia marketing campaigns using cartoon animations.
With Animaker’s cartoon character builder, marketers can build a ton of lifelike cartoon characters with easy drag-n-drop manoeuvres.
With Animaker, you don’t have to build a cartoon video from scratch. Using its cartoon video templates, you can create a cartoon videos in no time. All you have to do is to pick the template of your choice, customize it and roll out the video.
Also, Animaker’s cartoon maker offers a myriad of animated assets such as stickers, emojis, etc using which you can customize and enhance your cartoon video, making it look as creative as possible.
Free DIY tools have become the lifelines of a lot of startups and Animaker is no exception. Cartoon videos are now that easy to create and affordable to roll out with Animaker. In a way, Animaker has helped democratize nostalgia marketing for startups of all sizes, and it is now up to them to effectively put Animaker to the test.
With cartoon videos becoming an integral part of contemporary business’ marketing strategies, it is pretty clear that they are here to stay and are working wonders for brands across industries and verticals.
If your brand still hasn’t boarded the cartoon video bandwagon, it is high time that you did, as most of your competitors would have already taken the plunge and might have started gaining the innumerable benefits that cartoon videos and nostalgia marketing have to offer.
So, stop contemplating and start creating your own cartoon videos using Animaker.
With 37 million YouTube channels uploading 500 hours of video every minute, even being visible is a hard task today. In such chaos, finding the right ideas for YouTube videos is as good as finding a needle in a haystack, especially for a beginner YouTuber.
Searching for inspiration for new ideas,
Being a beginner YouTuber means facing a lot of challenges in video making, starting from inadequate technical skills, lack of experience, lack of quality editing tools, and so on. Considering all these challenges, we have come up with a list of 100 YouTube video ideas that require minimal resources, with the promise of higher views. Yes, a list of YouTube video ideas specifically meant for beginners!
As a starter, it is better if your first YouTube video is something based on yourself. Involving fewer stakes is the best way to make things happen.
1.) A self-introduction video can be your first YouTube video. Just talk to your audience, tell them who you are, how you feel about starting a channel, and what you are planning to do with the channel. A simple self-intro video is an excellent way to get things fired up.
2.) Vlogs are one of the most popular types of YouTube videos and very good for individuals in terms of converting your channel into a profitable one. But the critical thing is to find your uniqueness. It can be the way you present yourself before the camera, how you talk to your audience, how you tell your story, something that’s very unique to your channel. That’s the only way you can stand out from the ocean of vlogging crowds. Looking for some help on starting your Vlog journey? Here is a super cool article on how to start a Vlog.
3.) Share your perspective on things starting from politics, religion, legal rights issues like gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, or maybe even talk about black holes, and time travel if you know some physics.
4.) A day in your life: Show what you do on a day and make them live your life. These videos are a step to get closer to your audience and build a relationship with them through your content.
5.) Talk about your path to success. Set goals and show the progress you make to achieve them. People are looking out for some real-life inspirations. It may be a fitness goal like losing bodyweight or learning a new skill, like a musical instrument, or something cool like doing a backflip.
6.) Record your reaction to different incidents that your viewers will be interested in. It doesn’t necessarily have to be Your reaction video. It can be of your friends’, neighbor’s, or your cute little cousin’s.
The following is one such reaction video posted by the YouTube channel ‘React’, which makes reaction videos on everything that is trending. If you doubt the potential of reaction videos, then check out this channels’ subscriber count 😉
7.) Share your music playlist. Talk about why you like them, how you got to know them first and share your music taste with your audience.
8.) Showcase your morning routine. Show people how you start your day, what are the things you do, how it helps in your life, and so on. Meredith is a YouTuber with a growing channel. You would be amazed to see the response from people to one of her Morning routine videos.
9.) Create a list of your favorites, starting from your favorite books, movies, tv shows, other YouTube channels you like, and so on. These videos not only bring in views, but you also get an opportunity to share your taste and create a relationship with your audience.
10.) Trying things for the first time. Film yourself or your friends or family trying out things for the first time in life. For example, trying to speak after inhaling helium gas, trying different cuisines, or going bungee jumping, or a gazillion other fun things.
Is trying Mcdonald’s for the first time a big thing?! Yes! This kid, Merrick Hanna, makes it look like so!
11.) Completing the bucket list videos: These types of videos get more interesting with the types of wishes you have. You can start with your smallest of wishes and make a series of videos as you move towards the biggest of them.
12.) Reacting to my first video. This one is not for the first YouTube video. But you can celebrate your 100K subscriber count with a reaction video to your first ever video.
Compilation videos are one of the most popular and highly viewed video types that require almost zero video production work. All you have to do is find the right content and present it enjoyably.
13.) Like a boss compilation videos: Compile all the cool things that people do and present them in an interesting way. You won’t believe your eyes once you notice the view count and the subscriber count of the channel that posted it. These videos have so much organic value that the videos can go viral even when you don’t have a big following.
14.) Meme video compilations. While a single meme can make a person die of laughter, think about what a compilation of meme videos can do!
MemerMan is one such channel that built its audience by posting meme video compilations.
15.) Movie clips compilation videos: Make a compilation of your favorite movie scenes. After all, every one of us is a fan of some movie. Gaining views is hard. But getting interaction from viewers in the form of comments is harder. The following video shows how a ‘movie compilation video’ can bring tremendous interaction from your viewers.
16.) Funny clips compilation videos: Funny videos never go out of trend. Would you say no to watch a compilation of funny videos?
17.) Sports video compilations: There is a reason why sports video compilations are quite popular. Every sport has its die-hard fan following. Which sport are you a fan of?
18.) Cute babies’ video compilations: Baby video compilations never go out of trend. Is there something more heartwarming than a cute baby’s smile?!
19.) Top 10 list videos: You can make a list of ‘top 10’ in any field. People are always curious about who or what’s at the top.
MR SLAV is a channel that consistently produces videos on things at top of the list over a variety of different topics. Here is one such video talking about Top smartest people ever.
20.) Interesting facts videos. Make a compilation of interesting facts. People are gonna watch it unless you make the interesting facts uninteresting.
21.) Funny pets compilation. Pet videos are the way to go if you wanna make your viewers say, “Awww!”.
22.) Challenges videos compilation. Challenge videos, most of the time, make viral trends. Bottle Cap challenge, Ice bucket challenge, Kiki challenge, and the list goes on. And you know how crazy the world is about it!
There are a lot of successful channels that make a compilation of trending videos from different social media platforms and post them on Youtube.
23.) Oddly satisfying videos compilation. Make a compilation of videos that are weird yet soulful to watch.
24.) Fail videos compilation have never failed to hit bigger numbers on YouTube. Gather a list of funny failure clippings and make your compilation video.
Fail army is a youtube channel with over 14million subscribers. Most of their videos are fail video compilations.
25.) Food videos compilation. The world loves food, not only to eat but also to watch how it gets made.
26.) Politically funny video compilation. Man, these politicians are so funny. They are like live content machines. Always full of content for YouTube videos.
27.) Did you know? Facts compilation Videos: Use the power of curiosity to grab your audience’s attention!
[Pro Tip: Compilation video creation involves the risk of copyright infringement issues. So make sure the contents you use are copyright-free].
Below is the list of popular video ideas that proved to be successful in the history of YouTube.
Just like Leo, Popular and successful!
28.) Short Films are the way to go if you love to tell engaging stories. And people always appreciate a good story.
Omeleto is a YouTube channel that collects award-winning short films around the globe and posts on its channel. Short films have helped them gain 3 million subscribers in a short span of four years.
29.) Time-lapse videos are visually stunning to watch. Creating a time-lapse video is easy. Just record a lengthy event, then increase the speed at which the video runs and turn the several hours and days of video into a few minutes.
These types of videos make your viewers feel good. So the positivity of the response from your audience in terms of likes and comments for the videos is going to be high.
30.) Interviews & Discussions are a great way to transfer knowledge and entertain the people until it has a good topic of interest and great minds are involved in the dialoguing. Once you decide on what your channel is about, find the prominent people in the relative field and interview them.
There is a great chance that you would have come across one of the celebrity interview videos from this channel ‘First We Feast’. While the interview happens, the celebrities are asked to eat hot wings of different levels of spiciness. The spicier it gets more fun to the viewers watching it.
31.) Explainer videos: Explainer videos can be used in many different ways. Even though they are widely used by businesses to explain and promote their business, there are a lot of big-time YouTubers who create explainer videos.
32.) ASMR Videos are meant to make the viewers feel so relaxed. It can visually hypnotize your audience and make them sit tight for hours.
33.) Weird experiments videos: Do some weird scientific experiments that can get your audience interested. How many times have you come across videos that are about ‘dropping mentos into coke’?
34.) Public Prank videos are the golden-egg-laying goose for YouTubers. They keep your video views high and consistent for a long time.
This dude started his channel HoomanTv not very long ago. With just 102 Videos, he has gathered a total of 1.88 Billion total views. Shampoo prank Series (17 videos) and Gold Digger prank series (36 videos) are some of his channel’s sensations.
35.) Family pranks videos are not only gonna get you more views but also assure you some fun time with your family.
36.) Cooking videos are the way to go if you are someone good at making delicious bites. You can introduce a new food on each of your videos, or you can cover different cuisines by making a video series, or you can collaborate with famous chefs and make special episodes.
Marion’s Kitchen is a famous cooking channel based in Australia. If you notice closely, the consistency she has in posting the videos regularly is splendid. Posting videos regularly helps in gaining the favor of the Youtube algorithm.
37.) Ghost pranks videos are not only hilarious and scary, but it is also a good way to gain some subscribers.
38.) Destroying things videos: Sometimes, it’s just happy to see things getting destroyed. Who would have thought people would love two random guys breaking the glasses of an old car?!
39.) ‘What if’ videos: People are curious. Attracted towards ‘what ifs and maybes’. Feed their curiosity with your videos. You will be rewarded with views and subscribers.
What if is the channel that imagines the happening of impossible and nearly impossible things and tries to guess its outcome through its videos.
40.) Lip Sync: Man! What can be more hilarious than replacing the voice of a popular celebrity with something funnier?
Bad Lip Reading is a popular Youtube channel that replaces the voice of popular celebrities from real-life conversations with funny lines. If you look at their video, you can notice that they are funny but not hurtful.
41.) Dance Videos: I don’t know how many people hate dancing, but for sure, millions would love watching it.
Not everyone can effectively transfer knowledge. Good teaching is a rare skill to come across. If you are good at teaching things, then these ideas are for you.
42.) How-to Videos: People’s minds are filled with an enormous number of questions starting from “how to tie a tie” to “how to create a home-made space satellite”. The real seller here is not the answers you give them; but how you explain them in an easily understandable way.
43.) Asking viewers: You can ask your audience what they want to see in the comments section of your previous videos and make videos on them. What can be a better way for finding video ideas than asking your viewers directly, what they wanna see?!
44.) Skills teaching videos: If you’re good at drawing, teach them how to draw. If you are good at guitar, teach them how to play the guitar.
This simple ukulele tutorial from a beginner YouTuber did well despite her smaller subscriber base.
45.) Fitness videos: Fitness madness is getting everywhere nowadays. You can help somebody to achieve their fitness goals through your videos. Fitness videos are not just entertainment; they are a guide to a better lifestyle. And there is always someone taking their new year, new month, or new week resolution of getting fit.
46.) DIY hacks videos: Teach people how to get smarter in day-to-day life with some awesome hacks. There are many popular DIY hack channels on YouTube which showcase the power of these video types. One awesome fact about DIY fact videos is that unlike the other video ideas which are meant for a specific set of viewers DIY videos can be watched by anyone.
47.) Makeup tutorial videos: If you are someone who is party-ready within minutes, then you can help save time for a planet of population.
48.) Software tutorial videos: Software applications are made to make life easier. Well, now there are plenty enough to confuse people. So definitely a good software tutorial can help a lot of people.
49.) Sports tutorial videos: Can you swing your baseball bat like a pro? Are you good at those 3 pointers? If you are good at any sport use those skills to make content for your channel.
50.) Video making tutorials: Shooting the video, editing, Color adjustment (DI), adding other effects, the list in the process of video making is pretty long. If you know the skill of video making then you can start your Youtube journey by teaching others to create awesome videos.
51.) Device-specific tutorial videos: Starting from phones, laptops, wearable devices, and several other electronic devices that we use in our day-to-day life, to the type of software they utilize to function like Android, Windows, Linux, iOS, etc. the complexity of usage of these devices is increasing with time. So does the need for device-specific tutorial videos.
Here is one such popular device-specific video that explains how to edit video through android phones.
52.) Magic trick tutorial videos: If you are a master in the art of deception, then record yourself performing tricks and use them to entertain your youtube audience.
53.) Teach a professional skill video: There are a lot of professional skills that can help people earn a living. Marketing, Stocks, Data analysis, and so on. But to learn these skills people have to pay and not all can afford these costlier courses. But, if you are good at a skill you can help people by sharing your knowledge.
54.) Programming language tutorial videos: If you are a coding geek, then you can help a starter by teaching programming skills through your videos. For a guy like me, I would love to learn about coding. But every time I see the coding language, it feels like gibberish. The thumb rule to follow here is to make it as simple as possible.
Are you someone who has an eye for detail? Someone with a good aesthetic sense?
Someone good at keeping yourself updated with the current trends just like this cool dude over here….
Then the following list is for you!
55.) Travel vlogs: If you are someone who loves traveling extensively then, start making a video diary of your travels and post it on YouTube.
Here is my favorite travel vlog channel on YouTube. Drew Binsky travels around the world experiencing different cultures, food, people and shares them through his videos.
56.) Fashion trends videos: If fashion is your forte, then start creating videos on top fashion trends around the world. Help people be on top of the fashion trends.
57.) Home tour: Give people a home tour of your house. Show them your lifestyle and present it in an interesting way.
This is a home tour video made by a growing YouTube channel of less than 10K subscribers. But you would be amazed to see the number of views fetched by this video. This video doesn’t show a fancy apartment with million-dollar cars. But a simple home tour by a humble pair.
58.) Wardrobe tour: Showcase your collection of attires to the viewers. Maybe you can also talk about some of your memories while wearing them in the past.
59.) What’s in my handbag or wallet: People are more interested in knowing what’s inside someone else’s bag. Curiosity!
60.) Skincare routine videos: If you are good at maintaining the wellness of your skin, you can share them with your viewer community.
61.) Health and weight loss-related diet videos: Are you a health-conscious person, a fitness freak, and know a lot about healthy diets? Then you can help a lot of people to live a healthy lifestyle with your diet ideas.
62.) Nail care videos: Nail care, which used to be a thing of hygiene, is now an art and beauty standard. There are many interested in keeping their nails as a fashion symbol. Don’t believe me. Then check out this cool video below.
63.) Videos for specific body types and body features: Let’s say you are a curly-haired person. And you know how to take good care of your hair. Then you can help people with curly hair. Similar examples would be fashion tips for plus-sized people, dressing hacks for short or tall people, and so on.
64.) Lifestyles in different cultures and countries: Will experiencing the different cultures and cuisines across the world be boring?! NEVER! But not all people have the opportunity to experience that. Your videos can help people achieve that.
65.) The Lifestyle of celebrities videos: People are always interested in knowing the lifestyle of their favorite celebrities. Won’t you be interested in knowing the lifestyle of your favorite celeb?!
66.) Random shopping videos: Even a simple video trip to Walmart can be interesting when you know how to present it interestingly.
This is Sarah, a mother. She makes videos that are focused on mothers. This way, her videos are natural and very relevant to her viewers. This is one of her videos on her tour to Ikea. The key to success is how your videos are gonna be helpful and engaging at the same time.
67.) Home decoration videos: There are a lot of moms out there looking for tips to decorate and keep their homes well organized. A few simple tips can be of great help to them.
If gaming is your passion that keeps you awake, then here is the list of best YouTube video ideas for you!
68.) Gameplay videos: It’s so exciting to watch a good gamer playing! Are you one among such talented gamers? Well, there is only one way to find it. Record your game and show this world what you’ve got!
69.) Gaming review videos: New games are coming out every day. But not all of them are good enough to spend our precious nickels on. If you are an expert at finding the best ones, then help your viewers too to buy the right ones.
70.) Anticipated Games list Videos: Excitement and anticipation are inseparable. Isn’t it? Create your list of anticipated games and excite gaming fans all around the world.
Take a look at this gaming channel, IGN. They are making gaming videos throughout the past decade. One thing you can learn from their channel is consistency in terms of videos posted by them. They have a total monthly view of 195 Million for all their videos. It’s not like all their videos are fetching bigger numbers, but it’s that they are highly consistent in posting videos regularly. They publish around 350 videos every 30 days. You may start small. But, be consistent, learn from previous videos and improve. One day, you too will be achieving a bigger feat!
71.) Games hack videos: Everyone wants to win. But only a few of us know the trick. You can teach your audience some cool hacks and help them win their game.
72.) Game Commentary videos: Do a commentary run on a gameplay video. Talk to them about the level of play, give them ideas to play it the better way, and above all, make it more fun and interesting.
73.) Live stream gameplay: You can’t keep your audience more excited than making them watch live stream gameplay. Many famous gamers around the world do live-streaming of their gameplays.
74.) Interview the epic gamers: Yes, there are many Michael Jordans and Lebron Jameses in the gaming world too. Make an interview video with them. Make their fans happy!
75.) Games in real-life videos: Are you a hardcore gaming fan? Then what can be more exciting than recreating those games in the real world? Create gameplays of your favorite games in real life. Make it funny, make it interesting, and ultimately make it enjoyable.
76.) Mobile games videos: Mobile gaming is a huge world altogether. Make a top 10 list video of top games for every month or review a new game or teach a cool hack in a game. The opportunities are limitless.
Are you someone good at understanding things and weighing the pros and cons to make the right choices? Then you can help others too in making the right decisions with your videos.
77.) Beauty products review videos: If you are someone who is well versed with the beauty products in the market, you can help people to find the right ones.
Kathleen Lights has been making videos on Fashion and beauty topics for several years. This is one of her videos reviewing the beauty brand ‘Florence’ owned by the famous actress Milly Bobby Brown. Watch how Kathleen starts addressing the probable questions that will be in the minds of her audience and her answers for them. The key is to empathize with your audience.
78.) Movie review videos: Movie reviews are often to come by. But still, there are a few reviewers who can tell the story better than the movie itself. If you breathe movies, then this is your cup of tea.
79.) Foreign language movie review videos: All of us will be having a friend who often talks about the foreign language film that he watched last night and how great it was!
But to believe in their word……. isn’t this how we feel?
So, a lot of us look for a trustworthy opinion before deciding on watching a foreign language film. Be that trustworthy person.
80.) Apps and software review videos: With the hundreds of apps and software flooding into the market every day, people are confused about choosing the right ones. If you have a love for software, then you can guide people to choose the right ones.
81.) Unboxing videos: Unboxing videos give the viewers a first-hand experience of buying a brand new product without actually buying it. Your comments on the product should be a guide for the user to decide whether they need it or not.
82.) Comparing famous products and brands: Comparison videos help the viewers make the right buying decisions. When people are in a dilemma of choosing between products, you can help them with your videos.
83.) Book review videos: Reading a book is similar to that of going on a journey. And every journey requires time and effort. If you are an avid reader, use your knowledge to help people choose the right journey.
84.) Vehicle review videos: If you have an unending love for vehicles, cars, motorcycles, vintage automobiles, and anything of that sort, you can make review videos for people who share a similar love.
85.) Luxury vehicle review videos: Many of us have a dream vehicle that we wish to own in the future. Luxury vehicles and their cool features never fail to keep us in awe. If you too share the same love and passion for them, then Luxury cars can be what your channel is about.
Supercar blondie is a famous YouTube channel that reviews Luxury cars. Alex the Supercar blondie finds rare and unique cars and makes videos on them. These videos give the viewers a chance to look at these super rare luxury cars which would impossible if not for her.
86.) Food review videos: Everyone loves food. But sharing that love in words is not an easy thing. Are you good at that?
Nigel (a.k.a Uncle Roger) is a comedian based in Malaysia. When this comedy artist became a food reviewer, the combo became a viral hit.
87.) Online series review: Nowadays, there are too many online series out there, and very few are worth our time. Maybe you can help people to zero in on a few.
88.) Restaurant review: Finding a good place to eat is not an easy job. Even if we find one, we may not know the best dishes to try out over there. You can help a lot of foodies to find the right ones with your videos.
89.) Lifestyle trend videos: Who would have thought facemasks, a health necessity would become a fashion symbol. What’s trending yesterday is not the trend today. Being on-trend is not easy. Help your viewers to stay on trend with your videos.
[Pro Tip: Make use of the comments section to engage with your audience. It can help you to understand the expectations of your audience and what they are happy or unhappy about in your videos. And most importantly, it helps you interact with them and build a community, which greatly helps in the long run.]
Everyone loves music, but some have a real passion for it.
If you are like one of these cockroaches with a true passion for music, then this list of ideas is for you.
90.) Lyric videos: Check YouTube, there are a lot of lyric videos having more views than several original songs combined. But make sure you follow the necessary copyright rules and conditions.
Want to create a Lyric video, but don’t know where to start? Take a look at this step-by-step tutorial that guides you in making a stunning lyric video.
91.) Music videos: A good song never fails to get its recognition. If you are passionate about music, then you should try composing your own numbers and make them into videos.
92.) Mashups: Legend says mashup videos are so cool that it freezes the listeners’ ears. Just kidding. But definitely, they are cool to hear.
Check out this stunning mash-up video having hit songs from the past 20 years! Isn’t it cool?!
93.) Recreated cover songs: Find the biggest hits loved by the audience and try to recreate them interestingly!
Tushar Lall is an Indian musician who recreates popular songs and BGMs by adding Indian flavors into them. One thing you can learn from this channel is that you should always add your unique touch to the content you produce. It can be the way you edit or the way you present or maybe the way you make the intro part of your videos. Try to add your special touch.
94.) Music war: Collab with your friends or fellow YouTubers and create a friendly music challenge video with them.
Who sang it better is a Youtube channel with more than 600k subscribers. But their youtube journey started just a few years back. This is one of their videos in which singers from different countries sing the same song with their unique touch.
95.) Karaoke music videos: If you’re a good singer, then make beautiful karaoke music videos for your viewers.
96.) Animated music videos: If you are good at animating stuff, choose a popular song and create your own animated visual story for it!
97.) Sing a cover: If you are a good singer, cover songs are the best way to grab the viewer’s attention.
98.) Tribute music videos: Tribute songs will not only fetch views but also earn you a lot of followers and their respect. For example, create a tribute video to Chadwick Boseman aka The Black Panther by gathering video clips of him and edit it along with a music track. Sounds interesting, right?
99.) Instrument showcase videos: If you are good at any musical instrument, then record yourself playing a dope track and hit it on youtube.
100.) Custom-built instrument showcase videos: For some people, the world is the instrument. They can make music out of anything from a trashcan to a fork spoon. A good musician doesn’t blame the instrument, right?!
Jake, also known as The Pipe Guy, is a street performer who uses instruments built on PVC pipes. His instruments and music are one of a kind. Take a peek into one of his performances and get yourself inspired.
And these are your hundred YouTube ideas. We hope that this article was helpful for you to find the right YouTube video ideas for your channel!
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Happy Video Making 🙂
The first few seconds are very crucial for a Youtube video.
It decides whether the viewer would stick longer or bounce away to another one.
Now, in these few seconds, you have to create a strong hook that makes the audiences look forward to more.
Typically, having an intro into the first few seconds of the video will give your audience a clear understanding of what they can expect from your video and your channel.
It does not only make them hang out throughout your video but also makes them decide whether you are worth “subscribing”.
An intro is not just something that leads a viewer further but also something that helps you brand your channel. It sets a vibe that makes people resonate with your personality, ideology, and your content.
A good intro can certainly be a game-changer.
But, keep in mind that the intro can’t be long and boring. It needs to be attractive and engaging. So, if you are wondering how to make a Youtube Intro for your videos, this article covers everything that you need to know about creating YouTube Intros easily.
A YouTube intro is a short clip that appears at the beginning of most YouTube videos. Typically, it displays the channel name, title, brand logo, colors, animations, and other elements accompanied by some background music.
Before we get into the details of how to create a Youtube intro all by yourself, let’s look at some classic examples!
Here are some examples of attractive YouTube intro videos –
MKBHD is a tech-centric YouTuber who is considered one of the best tech influencers in the smartphone industry.
A father-son duo who is keen on knowing What’s Inside (Quite literally) by cutting random things to see what’s inside.
Linus Tech Tips (also known as LTT) is the top watched technology channel that covers everything you can think of in tech.
Did these examples spark some inspiration in you?
Do you want to create such stunning intros too?
Animaker makes it super easy to make a YouTube intro straight from your browser. Let’s see how you can make one by yourself.
For those who are unaware of what Animaker is, Animaker is a cloud-based video-making tool used by more than 10 million people across the globe. Animaker helps both designers and non-designers to create professional YouTube intros and high-quality videos in just a matter of minutes.
Animaker’s YouTube intro maker is a super simple and straightforward app. It comes with tons of beautiful templates, a massive stock library, a character builder, music tracks, and more to help you make a professional-looking YouTube intro.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a YouTube intro in two ways.
So, let’s begin with option 1
With templates, creating your YouTube intro is super simple.
Here’s how you do it –
The template will open in a new tab as a project.
That’s it! You’re done. You are good to go. To download the video, you can click on the ‘Publish Video’ button on the top right, select ‘Download Video’. If you wish to see your creation once before downloading, click on the ‘Preview’ button.
This part of the article will guide you on how you can create a YouTube intro video from scratch. It’s super simple and you just have to follow the steps below.
The steps shared above are just the tip of an iceberg. There’s plenty of opportunities that you can further explore in the Animaker app. Be it a simple text intro or a beautiful animated intro, you can do it all.
PS: If you have any doubts or queries regarding this article, drop them in the comments section and we will be happy to answer them.
Your Facebook cover video is the most important piece of real estate on your Facebook business page.
It’s not only the first thing that grabs the attention of your visitors, it sets the tone for your entire page and largely determines what the visitors associate with your brand.
That’s why it’s important to keep it optimized. A video is sometimes much more engaging than a static image.
When done right, a cover video on your Facebook page can be an effective promotional tool in your marketing arsenal.
If you’ve been using a Facebook cover photo and are looking to create and set an engaging cover video, this guide is for you. Ready? Let’s jump right in!
Note that the cover video functionality is available only for your Facebook business page, not for your personal profile.
Below are the latest Facebook cover video specs to make your cover video look its best in 2021.
Facebook hasn’t specified an ideal size for the cover video. However, the maximum file size limit is 1.75 GB for any video you upload to Facebook. We’d recommend you to pick a size that isn’t too large to make sure that people with a slow internet connection can watch your video.
A Facebook cover video should be at least 820 x 312 pixels (820 pixels wide and 312 pixels tall). The recommended dimensions for best results are 820 x 462 pixels. On a mobile device or app, your cover video will be cropped to 640 x 360 px.
The length of your Facebook cover video should be between 20 and 90 seconds.
Facebook recommends you to upload your cover video in MP4 or MOV format. And the maximum resolution of your cover video should be 1080p.
Whether you’re looking to create a cover video with live footage or an animated banner video from scratch, Animaker’s Facebook cover video maker lets you easily create one by yourself.
You don’t need any video making experience to create videos using Animaker. Follow the steps below to create an engaging cover video using Animaker:
If you want to start from scratch, click on the “Custom Size” button, then enter the ideal width and height (800*462) of a Facebook cover video, and hit “Create Video”.
You can also pick the Horizontal (16:9) aspect ratio from the Create a video section as it’ll fit the ideal dimensions of a Facebook cover video.
If you’ve never created a video before, we’d encourage you to use a template as a starting place to create your Facebook cover video.
Where to find the Facebook cover video templates? Simply search for “Facebook cover” using the search bar on your dashboard.
Now hover on top of one of the templates to reveal the Preview or Use buttons. Click the Preview button to preview the video template or the Use button to start editing the template.
Now you can start adding media to your cover video. You can either use your own pre-recorded footage and pictures or use premium-quality stock videos and photos from Animaker’s built-in library.
To upload a video or image, head to the Upload tab in the main navigation bar, click on the Upload button at the bottom of the tab window, then select the videos and images you want to upload by using your file browser.
To find and use stock videos or images, click on the Images or Videos tab.
You can also add shapes, stickers, GIFs, and more from Animaker’s library.
To combine multiple video clips together, perhaps to create a collage or slideshow, you can add a scene for each clip. To add a scene, click on the plus button at the bottom of a scene.
To ensure that the video flows smoothly, you can add transitions in between these scenes. Animaker provides you with 60+ beautiful, readymade transitions. To add a transition between any two scenes, click on the small square button between those scenes in the scenes section.
You can now fine-tune the footage that you’ve added. You can:
Use our video trimming tool to select the part you want to use in your video. Click on the Trim icon to start trimming your video.
Use the video cropping tool to crop and reposition the video. Click on the Resize icon to start resizing the video.
Add filters to the video to enhance its appearance. Click on the Filters icon to start adding filters.
Adjust the video’s brightness, contrast, etc. Click on the Filters icon and then click on the Adjust button at the bottom of the Filters side panel to start adjusting your video.
To add text to your video, head to the Text tab and click on one of the text sizes at the top or the premade text animations below.
You can animate text yourself using 60+ readymade animation effects that Animaker provides you with.
Simply add text, then click on the text box, this will bring up the font Settings side panel, now click on the Enter Effect button and Exit Effect button to add animation effects that would make the text enter and exit a scene in style.
If your video is shorter than 20 seconds, you can repeat it until it’s at least 20 seconds long. Let’s say you have a video that’s only 10 seconds long, you can duplicate the scene that has the video in it to repeat that scene in your video and increase its length.
To duplicate a scene, go to that scene in the Scenes side panel, and click on the Duplicate scene icon at the bottom center.
With Animaker, you can: upload your own audio files, record a voiceover using a microphone, and convert text into human-like natural sounding voices.
Also, Animaker’s music library offers thousands of high-quality background music tracks and sound effects. To add background music to your video, navigate to the Music tab in the main navigation bar.
To record a voiceover or convert text to speech, click on the Video Timeline icon, then click on the Voiceover icon in the bottom left corner of the app screen, now pick an option from the dropdown menu.
You can now preview the video using the Preview button in the top right corner beside the publish button. Animaker exports your videos in MP4 format, the format recommended by Facebook for a business page’s cover video.
To download the video, hit the Publish button in the top right corner, select Download Video from the resulting dropdown, then pick the video’s resolution and hit Download.
You can also create an animation from scratch using Animaker. Create animated scenes in a snap by dragging and dropping background illustrations, characters, and text, and animate them with the touch of a button.
Navigate to the Backgrounds or Characters tab in the main navigation bar to find and use background illustrations and characters.
Follow the steps below to add a cover video to your Facebook page:
Your cover video should be about your ideal audience.
What do they care about the most? What are their pain points?
What’s the benefit they’d derive from your product?
What could you say or show to your ideal audience that would make them understand your brand better?
Say stuff that appeals to your ideal customer segment.
Life is not about pleasing everyone; talk to the ones that “get” your brand (personal or professional) or find it the most useful.
These are the people that are likely to become your customers or advocates of your brand.
Moreover, by keeping the message and video targeted toward a particular audience, you’d repel the ones that aren’t ideal for your brand
The Facebook cover video can be 90 seconds long.
But this doesn’t mean you should keep it that long.
Avoid cramming in too much information.
Try to get the key points across with as few words as possible.
Or deliver your message with as few scenes as you possibly can.
By keeping it short, you make your video much easier to understand for your audience.
Update it once in a while to announce new products or features.
or perhaps update it from time to time to help support your seasonal marketing campaigns.
At the end of your cover video, ask your viewers to take any action that benefits your viewer and your brand.
You can ask them to sign up for your product or try out your service or visit your website.
Just make sure that it’s relevant to your cover video or your brand.
You’ll have to reposition your cover video a little-bit to make it fit properly.
Also, Facebook will automatically crop the cover video in different dimensions for different devices
For these reasons, place the text, icons, and images at the center of your video.
Introduce your brand in a creative way, but don’t go off-brand.
Have fun and make it unique, but keep it professional.
Let your cover video reflect your brand’s values and personality.
Your Facebook cover video will be set to autoplay by default.
This means, it’ll loop or play over and over again.
So to ensure a smooth transition from the ending to the beginning of your video, blend both the beginning and ending together.
Or at the very least, make sure there aren’t any disturbances or differences that make it seem hard to watch when looped.
Your Facebook cover video will be muted by default.
The viewer will have to unmute it to watch it with sound.
Add subtitles if you’ve added voiceover or if it has someone talking.
Got any questions about creating a Facebook cover video? Any tips or tools we didn’t mention that you think are interesting? Let us know about them in the comment section below.
Looking to create square videos for Facebook?
Square videos outperform landscape videos on Facebook in terms of views and engagement.
In this article, we show you top free ways to create square videos for Facebook on your desktop and smartphone:
If you’re looking to create square videos using an online tool on your laptop or PC, Animaker should be your go-to tool.
Animaker’s square video maker lets you quickly create and export videos in square dimensions.
You don’t need any video making experience to create square videos using Animaker.
Easily resize a landscape or vertical video to square dimensions in a matter of clicks.
Add and animate text, shapes, stickers, and more to create a beautiful square video!
Add gradient backgrounds, use high-quality stock videos and photos, upload your own font, the possibilities are endless!
Follow these steps to create a square video from scratch using Animaker:
If you’re an Android or iOS user, you can use a video editing app called InShot to create a square video for Instagram. here’s how you create square videos using InShot:
Open InShot, then tap “Video” to upload and edit your video.
Once the video’s been uploaded, go to the “Canvas” tab in the main menu bar.
As you can see, the square (1:1) option is selected by default. Optionally, you can adjust the size of your video—how it should fit the square dimensions— using the slider.
To save the video to square dimensions, click on the Tick icon beside the text that says CANVAS.
Once you’re happy with how your square video looks, click on the SAVE button in the top right corner of the app screen to save the video.
If you’re looking for a free iOS app to create square videos for Facebook, you can use Square Fit Photo Video Editor.
The app has tons of modern background patterns, filters, frames, stickers, etc.
You’re going to need iOS 9.1 or higher to use this app.
Video Editor: Square Video is a free Android app that lets you create beautiful square videos for Facebook.
Apart from providing users with the ability to set a blurred background, it’s incredibly easy to use and lets you capture videos in square dimensions.
Also, it gives you the ability to add and trim your music files.
You’ll need Android OS 4.1 or higher to use it.
And that would be all the tools you’d need to create square videos for Facebook!
If you’re looking to create branded, beautiful square videos for Facebook, feel free to check out Animaker’s square video maker.
And if you have any questions on creating square videos for Facebook, let us know about them in the comment section below.
Want to learn how to make a square video for Instagram?
Looking to quickly convert your landscape or vertical video to square dimensions?
Wondering how to post a square video on Instagram?
In this article, we show you how.
If you plan to expand or zoom your video to full square; that is, your footage completely fills the entire video without any blank space, then:
If you’re on your computer, you can use Animaker to convert your videos to square dimensions.
Animaker’s square video maker lets you create beautiful square videos online.
You don’t need any video making experience to use the tool.
And if you want to post a vertical video to Instagram, you need to know that Instagram automatically crops the vertical video to a 4:3 ratio.
This cuts off the top and bottom parts of your vertical video.
So if you want to fit your whole video into your Instagram post, you’re going to have to convert it to square dimensions before posting it.
You can use Animaker to easily turn your videos to the square format. Here’s how:
And that’s how simple it is to create a beautiful square video from scratch using Animaker!
If you already haven’t started creating square videos for your Instagram channel using Animaker, we’d encourage you to check out square video maker.
It’d save you a ton of time and help you be more consistent in whipping up those beautiful square videos
And if you have any questions on creating square videos for Instagram, please let us know about them in the comment section below.
Wanna know how to create a square video in iMovie?
In this article, we give you step-by-step instructions on how to create a square video in iMovie.
And as a bonus, we also show you a free, far easier way to create square videos on Mac.
It’s not possible to create square videos using iMovie!
There’s no functionality to convert your video to square dimensions.
We’ll use iMovie to edit the video and then use Keynote to change the dimensions.
We’ll only be using Keynote to crop the video to square dimensions.
Keynote is a presentation software that comes preinstalled on Mac OS.
First, edit your video as you normally would using iMovie.
Make all the audio and video adjustments.
Use the editing functionalities that are unique to iMovie.
Once you’re done editing the video, export the video from iMovie
Now that you have edited and polished your video using iMovie, let’s change its dimensions to square using Keynote.
As you can see, it can be confusing and daunting to create square videos using multiple complex software tools that just don’t fit this use case well.
It’s really not worth it unless you are used to editing your videos in iMovie and don’t want to go beyond anything basic.
There’s a much easier way to make square videos for social media. Animaker’s square video maker makes it a breeze for anyone to create square videos in a snap!
You don’t need any video making experience to create square videos using Animaker.
Simply pick a size you want to convert your video to, in our case to square dimensions, upload your video, add text, shapes, stickers, and more to create a beautiful square video!
Let’s walk you through the exact steps you’d need to take to create a square video using Animaker
And that’s how easy it is to create square videos on your Mac using Animaker’s square video maker!
If you have any questions on creating square videos online or on your Mac computer, please let us know about them in the comment section below.
Let us consider two different situations. Personal and Professional.
Personal: Your anniversary is soon approaching. You have booked a table at your favorite restaurant, have chosen the perfect gift, and have even transformed yourself from your usual sleep-deprived, lazy self to a presentable person. But you feel that something is missing and that a personal touch is required to woo your partner…
Professional: A critical client meeting is around the corner. It is a huge client. You want to floor them with your pitch and close the deal. You have a great idea in hand, but you do not want to bore them with the same old, lifeless PPT or Doc. You are in dire need of an attractive, engaging method to impress the clients and your team. You want your pitch to be etched on people’s minds, convincing them to buy it. You want to impress them with your A-game…
As much as these scenarios have nothing in common, there is one solution that would deem fit. Good for you, cuz you have correctly sought the right and easiest way out.
Yes, Videos! Whatever be the situation, if you want to convey something in an appealing, likable manner, videos are the way to go! Also, if you feel that visuals and sound can improve the overall experience… videos, it is!
So, to answer your question, “How to make a video”, here is a step-by-step guide. And you can refer to points based on the scenario you are looking for.
Let’s see the steps one by one.
A good start equals 50% of the job completed. And the first step in making a video is to understand the goal. Only if you know what you need to achieve you will work towards it clinically. Imagine working towards the wrong goal from the very first place? It would end up being a waste of time, waste of effort, and so on. You have to consider your audience’s minds. Certain things are a MUST, while others are a BIG NO-NO! Figure out these two and differentiate them.
The goals for the scenarios can be different. For Personal, you might want to make your wife’s birthday special or give her a creative gift or it might just be a cute gesture from you. For Professional, the goals may be to get your startup idea funded, getting your team motivated, etc.
So, let us see how we understand the goal for the scenarios.
Personal: It is your anniversary. The ultimate goal will be to impress the hell out of your partner. Even though you have made all the special things to brighten the special day, you felt that it is not enough. You needed a unique element above all those things. You might have felt that to kindle the slowly-fading spark with your partner. Find out that purpose and give in your all to woo your partner. You have no other go but to impress them.
Professional: As I had mentioned before, the client you are going to deal with is significant. You have been building your relationship with them for quite some time, and this is your final chance to pitch your product and finalize the deal. Acquiring this deal would be a pivotal point for your team and you. THIS is what you need. The fact that you must close this deal is your ultimate goal. THIS is why you should get to know them thoroughly and build a steady relationship with them. It will help you understand why they might need this product and help you know how to impress them and eventually reach your goal. Come up with the right pitch that would suit their needs.
You are going to make a video. And you SHOULD be writing a script. As much as the blueprint is essential for construction, a script is vital for a video. And for the script, order and flow are quite important. Your video would make sense only if it has a proper flow. It is 1 2 3 4 and not 3 2 1 4. With the proper flow, load your video with wow factors and carve that fantastic script! Carve it in a way where the audience asks for more instead of awaiting the end!
Personal: It is your partner. You sure as hell should have understood them after spending so much time with them. If you still have not, you can very well take the help of friends, family, and loved ones and find what they would love the most. As luck would have it, your partner fell for you before and had accepted you in the past :P. Some quality of yours would have impressed them, and that is the reason behind you celebrating your anniversary with them. So your task here is to repeat history. Be yourself and just do your thing. Show off, if necessary. Do all your quirky tricks and make it a fun video.
Think about what they might have expected from you this anniversary or just what they would want to see from you, in general. Set out all such factors, recollect all memories, gather all photographs and videos, and anything else that comes to your mind, and write the script accordingly. Here are some examples of things that should and should not be considered for the script:
It is a gift. It should not turn out to be a boring, pathetic one. Your partner should blush and leap with joy, looking at that video. They should be left emotional and teary-eyed like this…
And for that, simply saying “Happy Anniversary” with a heart emoji will not work. Wrack your brains, come up with a beautiful idea, be playful, and make it enjoyable!
You can start by saying how you two met, reminisce the path through which you two traveled, point out essential milestones like previous anniversaries, new car, new job, the birth of a child, and so on. And if you put them all in the right order, your video would turn out to be a touchy masterpiece like *Forrest Gump*!
Professional: Your client agreed to schedule a meeting with you cuz they felt that they might reap something of you. They saw something in your product and was looking for more from your end. From the way you have spoken with the client, you should find how your product will be useful for them. Because it is a big client, you cannot and should not take this opportunity for granted.
This is your final chance to bag the deal. Showing the same points and bullets as in a Powerpoint presentation is not going to take you anywhere. You need to infuse elements that your client will not see in their regular meeting. It should be a video that is etched on their minds for a long time. Your video script should be intriguing and leave the client feeling happy and optimistic about the product and how it was presented.
You should keep that in mind and project the highlights that make your product different from others. Projecting a feature of your product that can be correlated with their niche will be a Cherry on the top. If certain features can be of more use to them, it is a no-brainer that your video must include those features. If there are “not-so-interesting” features or bugs, or if you are not sure about a particular feature, do not get yourself caught trying to explain them! Having a huddle call before designing the video can be of great help.
You can choose a scenario that the client would often face. Introduce your product and give a step-by-step explanation of how your product comes to the rescue for this particular scenario. If possible, show different solutions for the same scenario. Or even better, deliver new problematic scenarios and their corresponding solutions. Your client will get more confident, looking at the number of scenarios that can be handled by a single product.
And at the end of the day, the video must be convincing enough to make the client think that your product is the best buy and refer it to their peers and subsidiaries. The purpose of this video is to convert the client into a customer.
Keep in mind that nothing should go wrong. So while writing your script, it is safe and witty to avoid the usage of religious, political, and offensive references. Jargons are also not advisable. The client should not be checking the thesaurus to know the meaning of a particular word. Again, try to keep the video concise. “Keep it simple, short, and straightforward; Silly!” should be your motto.
In short, become the audience and think like them. Make a proper plan and carve the script accordingly. Only then can you come up with an excellent video confidently like this…
Your script is ready. The next obvious step is to look for ways to create that awesome video of yours. You can use one of the following methods to make your video:
Appointing a new team would involve a huge budget. It would require scriptwriters, video makers, editors, and other technicians. So, if you are ready to shell in those bucks, you can very well appoint a new team to create your video!
Personal: For personal purposes, I would not suggest you hire a new team. If you do not have the time to create a video and need the help of a team, you can very well seek your loved ones, especially those that are profound in the art of video-making.
Professional: For professional purposes, hiring a new team with video-making skills can be extremely helpful. Though hiring them and buying the necessary equipment and software would be a huge investment, it would be a one-time deed that would go on to help for years together.
If hiring a team did not pan out well, you can seek the help of video-making agencies. Such agencies would house professionals who have been creating such videos for years. So, it would go without saying that you can give them the job and expect a top-notch outcome. But quality comes with a price. So for this, you would have to make a huge investment.
Personal: Choosing agencies for personal purposes can end up being too expensive, expensive than hiring a team.
Professional: Choosing agencies to do your job can be extremely helpful. The professionals would know how to get the job done the way you want it since they have been in the field for a long time. All you need to do is, convey the requirement correctly, and stay calm. Having a contract with such agencies for a particular period can help you create numerous videos for different purposes. Though you will have to spend a lil’ extra, it would be worth it!
The easiest way to get your job done, under the supervision of the most trustworthy person (You, of course!), is to make use of DIY tools! DIY video-making tools like Animaker are a boon for both simpletons and the sophisticated. Since these tools are filled with everything you need to make a video, right from properties to background music, all you need to do is drag and drop the elements and compile them into a beautiful video. Even if you know nothing about video-making, these easy-to-use tools will help you on the go!
The best part is, it is suitable for both personal and professional videos. The first two methods would involve the investment of money. This method, however, would involve only the investment of your effort.
Personal: On Animaker, you can do anything and everything when it comes to video-making. So, all you need to do is, have your photos and videos ready for upload. If you want to use a particular song as the background music, have that ready too. As simple as that!
Professional: Since you will do this by yourself, you will not have to worry about the outcome. You would be more than aware of the fact that you cannot afford to lose this deal. So, have the pointers and props ready for upload on the tool. You can even build your Brand-kit with Animaker, so it would be easier to use your brand colors, logo, and other vital icons in your video!
Chop chop! It is time to make the video.
Now that your script is ready, it is time to buckle down and set the stage for the actual process: MAKING THE VIDEO!
If you are wondering how to make that video of yours, there are two different ways.
When you are making the video with the help of an in-house team or an external agency, you should ensure that the team and you are on the same page. Only if you convey the idea and the requirements entirely will they create a video of good quality. So, here are some pointers for hiring a team/agency:
Be it for personal or professional videos, the steps involved in creating a video is the same. But you can choose between two options as shown below:
This is the easiest and quickest way to create your video. You will simply have to replace the text and images (if necessary) in the template, replace the background music, and download the video. Voila! You are done!
If you are not convinced yet, here are some videos from our Moments section that will help you.
You can select any video from above and start working on it. Or, you can very well visit our Moments page to check out the other templates too. Now that we have selected our Moment, the next step is to customize it according to our needs. Here are the steps:
1. If you are going to choose a video from above, all you need to do is select the “Use” button. This will open a new project.
But this will happen only if you are registered with Animaker already and are logged in. If not, click here to sign up. Once you are done signing up, click on the “Use” button above to open a new project.
If you are already a user of Animaker, click here to log in.
2. After you sign in, a new project will get opened. You will see that the template has everything needed for a video. All you need to do is, swapping the pictures in it with yours. Let us start by uploading your images one by one to switch the existing photos. Choose the file that you want to upload from your local storage. Click the Upload button, navigate to the file, select it, and click on Open. You can also drag and drop the file from your local storage.
3. Likewise, upload all the pictures. After uploading, select the photo in the template. This will open the Item Menu. Select the Swap option from the Item Menu.
4. This will open the Images section from the library. Using the Swap option allows you to swap the existing image with an image or video, either from the Library or from the My Uploads section. Since we will use the uploaded photo, choose the My Uploads icon in the images section.
5. Select the image you want to swap the existing image with, and click on Apply.
After swapping, you can resize the image by selecting it and then dragging its corners.
6. If you feel that the text in the template does not go with your image, you can change it by clicking on it. Clicking on it would open the Text Settings window, from which you can modify your text’s font style, size, alignment, letter spacing, transparency, entry/exit effect, and arrangement. Also, you can use Smart Move on your text to give it complex animations. Check out this video to know how to use Smart Move.
7. Alternatively, you can also delete the existing text box and replace it with one from the Text Pre-builts section. The Library also has a massive list of Text Pre-builts, which are formatted with unique entry and exit effects. Apart from these pre-builts, you can also select a heading, subheading, or body text, format it, and provide it with your own entry/exit effects.
8. If you are confident enough, you can very well go ahead and create a scene from scratch. To do this, select the scene after which you want the new scene, and select the Add Scene option. If you want to add a new scene that does not have many changes from a particular scene, the easiest and smartest thing to do is duplicate a scene. Select the Duplicate Scene option and make your changes in the newly added scene right away. To delete a particular scene, select it from the Scenes section and select the Delete Scene option.
You can also add any asset from the Library to any scene and enhance your video. Refer to the screenshot below to know where each asset type can be found.
As and when you add an element to the scene, you will notice it getting added to the timeline below. For instance, when you add a photo that you had uploaded, this is how it gets added to the Workspace and the timeline.
To adjust the duration of the asset’s visibility on a particular scene, drag the black bars at the ends of the scene in the timeline or by clicking the + and – options at the bottom right.
Once you are done editing the text and replacing the assets the way you want, we will move on to the next step; one of the most critical steps for creating a cool video…
9. The final step is to add music to your video. For this, select the video timeline.
To change the existing BGM in this template, click on the music track in the timeline. You will notice a pop-up with some options appear. Remove the track by selecting the Delete option.
To choose a new music track/sound effect, select the Music option in the library. This will list several royalty-free music tracks. Similarly, to add sound effects, select the option next to Music.
Hover over any track to preview it. Add a track to the video by simply clicking on it. From the timeline, you can preview the track, adjust its volume, duplicate it, and delete it. You can also move the black edges of the track to extend or contract it and match the track length with your video’s duration.
And if that is still not enough, you can upload your own music the same way you uploaded your pictures and add it to the video.
We will see how to preview and publish/download the video in the fifth step.
If you do not want to make use of a template and start from scratch, well, we have options for that too! Here are the steps:
1. After logging into your account, Click on Create -> Create a video on the dashboard.
2. This will take you to the Moments page. This page lists three blank options at the top, along with the other predefined templates. Select one among the three blank templates (vertical, square, and horizontal), depending on the dimension you want.
3. Selecting a blank template will start a new project as shown below.
4. After the project is launched, start by uploading the pictures following the steps mentioned earlier.
5. Once the pictures are uploaded, our next step will be to add a good background to the video. Using Animaker, you can add four different types of backgrounds to your video. Check out this video to know more.
6. For this video, I would prefer to go with an image background. As it is an anniversary video, I will search for the keyword “love” in the search bar and choose one from the filtered list. To add a background you like to the workspace, simply click on it.
7. Now that our background is selected, the next step will be to add the uploaded photos to the workspace. Go to the Uploads section in the library and select the photo that you want to add to the workspace.
Resize the image by dragging its corners and place it properly.
8. Here’s a subtle trick for you. Though adding the image would do, adding a frame to the picture can emphasize it. Wondering how? Look down.
a. Click on Properties in the Library.
b. Since the image is in landscape format, we can choose the rectangle shape. To choose the rectangle shape, click on the plus symbol next to Shapes (With Text) under Properties.
c. This will expand the Shapes section. Select the rectangle to add it to the workspace.
d. Besides using the corners of the shape to resize it, you can also change its width by using the rhombus icon in the shape. This will help you to scale the frame like this…
e. Once you have made the frame fit the picture perfectly, you can change the color of the shape and give it entry/exit effects from the settings.
f. Now that your frame is set, right-click on it and select Move to Back. This will help you in performing the next step without any hassles.
9. You can add text to a video by selecting the Text option from the library. Select a heading/subheading/body text or choose a style from the vast list of Text-Prebuilts.
For this video, I select the body text and enter the text to add to the video.
Similar to the other assets, you can format the text the way you want it to be and also give it entry/exit effects from the Text Settings window.
10. Let us move on to the next scene. Now that our first scene is perfectly set, the easiest and smartest thing to do would be duplicating it and simply changing the picture and text for the other scenes. This would help you complete your video faster. To duplicate the scene, click on the Duplicate Scene option on the first scene under the Scenes tab.
11. Now, our task is to replace the image and the text, and we are done with the second scene. To replace the image, select it, and choose the Swap option from the Item Menu.
This will open the Images section from the library. Using the Swap option allows you to swap the existing image with an image or video, either from the Library or from the My Uploads section. Since will use the photo that was uploaded, choose the My Uploads icon in the images section.
Select the image you want to replace the current image with and click on Apply.
You can resize the image by dragging its corners and fitting it into the frame.
12. Next, change the text accordingly.
Similarly, you can duplicate the first scene and change the picture and text in forthcoming scenes.
13. The final step is to add music to your video. To choose a new music track/sound effect, select the Music option in the library. This will list several royalty-free music tracks. Similarly, to add sound effects, select the option next to Music.
14. Hover over any track/effect to preview it. Add a track to the video by simply clicking on it. From the timeline, you can preview the track, adjust its volume, duplicate it, and delete it. You can also extend the black marks at the ends of the track to extend or contract it.
And if that’s still not enough, you can upload your music the same way you uploaded your pictures and add it to the video.
Check out the next step to know how to preview and publish/download the video.
To err is human. So, we are bound to make mistakes. But, a silly mistake should not end up ruining the time and effort involved. So, always edit, proofread, and present the best!
Personal: Want to disappoint your partner for a stupid mistake in your video? Imagine getting whacked for misspelling “How”, where you put ‘e’ instead of ‘w’. Scary, right? To avoid such mistakes, always edit and proofread your video. The rough draft that was made many moons before can contain all kinds of errors. Be careful, my friend!
Once you are done editing, make the final step! Swoop your partner off their feet with that awesome video of yours!
Professional: You do not want to come across as a careless, unprofessional person. A small mistake made by you can affect your company’s reputation on a high level. So, always have your work cross-checked. New pairs of eyes can help in identifying those mistakes, so seek your team’s help! Presenting a flawed video can make you a laughable stock. You will be facing brutal, ruthless comments for your mistakes. And your company? Well… let’s say that you may not be in a position to call it “your” company because of this mistake. So, refrain from making silly mistakes at the stake of your company.
And before presenting, practice. It is okay even if you follow a script. As long as you present it in an unapologetically cool way, nobody is going to question you. And you will end up bagging the deal too!
All the best for your presentation! Once you are done with the presentation, you can even use parts of the videos for promotion on social media platforms. Nice idea, right?
Let’s go ahead and carry out the final step to obtain the video!
The steps involved in previewing and downloading/publishing the created video is the same for both options (Creating from a template and creating from scratch). Let us see the steps with the second option as an example.
1. After adding all the elements, preview the video to ensure that they have been added correctly. Select the Scene Preview option to preview a particular scene and use the Video Preview option to preview the entire video.
2. Once you are done, click on Publish -> Download video. You can rename it, select the preferred video quality, and then click on Download.
Your video is ready! Once the rendering is done, you can download it. Additionally, you will also receive the video link via mail.
Wasn’t that very easy? You will be able to create and download a completed, awesome video in a matter of minutes! All the best!
Hope this article was helpful! Should you have any questions/doubts, shoot ‘em in the comments section. We will be happy to help you out!