Guide to Making an Explainer Video

Making an Explainer Video

As the name suggests, an explainer video is a video recorded to explain something difficult simply. To make an explainer video, you can hire someone to do it for you, or you can do it yourself. When you hire someone, you just need to give them the necessary information you need to be included in the video and leave the rest to them. But, when you do it yourself, you will require little, to no help from others.

So, this article will help you output together with an explainer video all by yourself. Let’s find out what you need to do this.

Find an objective

You have to know what you want to achieve with the target explainer video. Do you have an audience? What do they like? Try putting yourself in the shoes of your audience and find out what will please them. This way, you won’t go wrong with what you say in the not more than 2 lines video.

Hook your audience

Your script needs to be precise and informative. How can you best hook your audience and leave them craving for more? Try using surprises, startling facts, metaphors, expectations, and even inspirational facts.

Select the right tool to create the explainer video

There are different tools you can use to create an explainer video. Some of the best are; Screencast, Typography, whiteboard, stop motion, and 3D animation.

The video can be classified into animated videos or live action. So, you can either choose to record your video in live action, or you can create an animation using tools like animaker.

So, in this situation, you can use a smartphone to create your video, seeing that it’s the most affordable. A do it yourself needs to be simple.

Make a storyboard

This is how you arrange your scenes and give your audience a hook. The storyboard should follow you’re the objective of your video. Every aspect includes the video should have a meaning. Also, try not to be overly artistic.

Create the video

When you’re done with the above steps, it’s now time to make the video. You can use animaker to create your video because it’s very easy to use and understand.

Be sure not to include too many texts within the video. Use texts when you’re only emphasizing certain points. This gives a great balance between the texts and the visual.