Some people don’t appreciate animated videos, they think that the videos are simply created by childish people. However, what they don’t know about creating animated videos is that it’s not that easy, and definitely not a child’s play.
Making animated videos requires great skills in editing and of course, creating good storylines. It also requires intense focus to create a good animation. Creating a simple animated video can be quite a daunting task, especially for a newbie. But worry not, in this article we have put up an easy step guide on how to create animated videos.
Step #1: Prepare a Video Script
Basically, before you even write your video script, think about why you are making it and what you wanted to achieve. Who are your target viewers? What do you want to achieve? Why are you making an animated video? And so on, so forth.
When you finally make your own story, make sure that it contains these 3 elements:
In a 1 minute video, get your viewers to get hooked on the first 8 to 10 seconds of the video. This is important because it’ll make your viewers decide whether to stay or not.
Make sure that the content follows up the hook. Also, make the story interesting until the end of the video.
Call To Action
If your hook and content made your viewers stay, they’ll then reach the CTA part of your video. Lead them to take an action.
Step #2: Create a Good Storyboard
Creating a good storyboard plays an important role in the creation process of any animated videos. It will give the decision-makers and collaborators an idea on how your video will look like, even before you start creating it. A storyboard is like the comic strip of your video, it will help organize your video’s every scene.
Step #3: Choosing a Good Animation Style
There may be different types of animation that you could make, but not all of them will your businesses needs.
Here are two types of animation styles on how to make animated videos:
2D Animated Videos
This makes an arrangement of consecutive images that progress slowly of steps, this is so that it could create a life-like motion that similar to the traditional form of an animation.
Whiteboard Animated Videos
This type is the most suited style of animation for creating videos that explain products. If you have created a very compelling script and a good call-to-action, you can get more conversions for sales.
Step #4: In Animating Your Video
Deciding on how you’ll animate your video can be quite challenging, there are a lot of options that you can choose from.
Here are a few ways:
- You can hire an In-house team
- You can outsource an animation studio, or
- You can create it by yourself
Step #5: Add the Right Music Track
A video without background music is like watching a dull documentary. When you create an animated video, add the right music track that will suit the storyboard of your animated video. Having a good soundtrack can get you lots of viewers.
And these are the 5 easy steps on how you can start your own animated video. Once you have started to create a lot of videos, these tips will be like your second nature. If you are new to making animated videos, then why not ask for some tips from friends that are experienced in this line of work.