An intro video for YouTube is a short video that plays near the beginning of your video. You can use this video to introduce your brand, your company, or your channel. Learn how to make a branded intro video for your YouTube channel with this tutorial.
How To Make an Intro Video for YouTube
An intro video for YouTube is a short video that plays near the beginning of your video. You can use this video to introduce your brand, your company, or your channel. It adds a level of production value to your video and let’s others know that your channel is something more than just this single video that they’re watching.
Remember, attention spans are short and you don’t want to waste people’s time with a 30 second intro video. Your intro video should be about 4-8 seconds in length so that you can get to the content as quickly as possible. A short YouTube intro video of about 4-8 second in length is a great way to highlight your branding.
For this tutorial, we will walk you through how to make an intro with 3 buzzwords and your logo. First, think about 3 buzzwords that are relative to your brand. Also, make sure that you have your logo on a transparent background in a PNG file type.
This tutorial on How To Make an Intro Video for YouTube can all be completed on your mobile device. The app we’re using is called CapCut and it’s available for all of your Android and iOS devices.
Step by Step Directions for Creating Your Intro Video in CapCut
Download CapCut onto your mobile device.
Inside CapCut, click on New Project which will launch your camera roll as well as stock options provided by CapCut.
Find 4 clips or photos that you would like to use in your intro video. Select 4 clips that are relevant to your brand. If you pick video clips instead of photos, you will be able to trim each clip.
Click Add once your clips are selected and trimmed.
You will then proceed into the main interface of CapCut. Once inside, you will notice the video preview as well as the video timeline.
Scroll through the options at the bottom of your screen and select Format. If you’re editing for YouTube, you will likely want to select the 16:9 option.
Darken the clips to help the text pop. Click on your clip, Scroll to Adjust, Click on Brightness and decrease brightness for each of your clips. You will repeat this for each of the clips within your timeline.
Now, order the clips in the sequence of your preference. To do this, do a long press on the clip you wish to move and drag it to the order you prefer.
Now your clips are trimmed, darkened and in order.
Now we will want to bring in our logo. Click on the Overlay button, click Add Overlay and this will launch your camera roll. Select your logo and click on Add. You will then see your logo underneath your timeline. Trim your logo to fit on your final clip, the 4th clip.
Next, click on each clip and bring the volume down to zero.
Remember your buzzwords? Now it's time to add them into your YouTube Intro Video. Click into the main menu in order to add text. Click T for Text and you will create a text layer for your first 3 clips (because the 4th clip has your logo). Enter a buzzword for each of your clips in all caps. Then tap on the style button and edit your text. Choose the font that you prefer. You will want to pick one that is bold and easy to read. Drag the box around your text to make it larger and easy to read. Click the check mark once you have your text to your liking and then align the text to the first clip. Once your first one is finished, copy that layer for the 2nd and 3rd clips and simply change the actual word within the text. This way you will have a text box for each of your 3 buzzwords.
Click on the Text layer, Click on Style, then Scroll to Animation. Pick the animation of your preference. Use the same animation for each Text buzzword that you have.
You can also add animation to your logo. Hover over your logo. Select Overlay button. Click on your layer (the logo) and select the Animation effect on your menu. Click on “in” and choose your animation option.
Add a transition between each clip. Select the small white box between your 4 clips and choose the transition that you prefer.
To add music to your YouTube Intro Video, click the Add Audio button. Click Add Sounds and it will launch the CapCut video library. Select the sound that you prefer and trim it to fit your project length.
You're finished. Play your YouTube Intro Video in full to make sure you like it. Remember, your goal is a 4-8 second video. Export your video with the arrow icon at the top of your screen. Your video will be exported to your camera roll.
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