Are you fascinated by those professional videos you see on Youtube?
Well, thanks to this article, you can learn the secrets and create your first animation video!
First, you have to see if you have the necessary equipment to carry out the shooting. Don’t worry, it does not need to be a professional camera, one of those used for the Hollywood movies. You simply need a device designed for recording video.
The latest generation of cameras are well suited for this purpose and allow you to get very vivid images, with high resolution frames. And if you have even different lens, you can get shots of details and close-ups without the risk of losing quality.
If it comes to shoot a presentation for your product or service, you do not have to worry about the sound, since it will be all covered by the music in post production. But of course, if you are going to conduct an interview, then you will have to place a directional microphone.
Once in possession of the necessary equipment, it is time to think about the subject, the script and the storyboard, in that order, because the one is consequential to the other.
Subject, Screenplay, Storyboards
When talking about the subject, it means a short story that illustrates in general terms the content of the video. Thus, it regards the exposure of the plot, of what needs to happen. The length is approximately from three up to ten typed pages (for instance, a measure folder average 1,800/2,000 characters).
Once you wrote the story, you’ll have to “translate” into a screenplay. The script will be used to understand how, what and who to shoot. In other words, it will be specified and described what will happen scene by scene and the type of framing (if it is a first floor, a roof and so forth). Although it may seem like an unnecessary step, it is actually important because it simplifies shooting.
At this point, you are ready to create the storyboard. In essence, the storyboard is a graphical representation of the script. This means that show through of image sequences what it is described in the text. If you are skilled in drawing, or if you are expert about graphics software, you can even leave out the writing of the script and go directly to the storyboard. Otherwise, if you have to rely on another person, it is appropriate to provide the details of the idea and follow all the steps described.
Post Production: Creation of the Video
Finished the filming, the material should be transferred to your computer for post production (the installation of the video, the inclusion of music, any written parts and the final credits).
Words can be especially useful in the case of a animation video, where you can choose to switch between scenes with the excerpts of the product or service you want to promote.
The music must be chosen carefully. It should be appropriate to the type of video. A failure to do so could jeopardize the success of your work. Also, be careful to ask the necessary permissions. You may think of using royalty free music.
For various editing operations, there are available free or premium professional software. Based on your needs, you can opt for the right one for you.
Thanks to these programs, you can also adjust the color of the shoot and improve the visual impact.
Now it’s time to upload your video to YouTube and see what happens!