Example Explainer Video Script
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1Today, we're going to talk about creating an Intro Video. Using just a few tools, you can make a professional "Explainer Video". This template will give you the recipe - you'll supply the creativity.Screen flow capture of Intro Video TemplateThe Intro Video template in Google Docsuse http://bit.ly/MakeExplainerVideo to get here and [dropbox link] to get the bundle
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2You're going to need a few tools to get started. I used ScreenFlow for motion capture, Keynote for Motion Graphics, GarageBand to record a simple audio loop, and Google Docs to make the template.Use Keynote animation of tools appearing - show screen shot of each from stock imageThe Keynote animationsee this animation in the resource folder
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3You'll also need a few resources. I bought a Blue Snowball Microphone for $50.Show Keynote animation of Blue Snowball Mic using stock photo picture of MicrophoneKeynote animation of Blue Snowball micsee this animation in the resource folder
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4I also bought ScreenFlow for $99. Yep, it's worth it and much better than the standard iMovie that comes with your Mac.Show keynote animation of ScreenFlowKeynote animation of ScreenFlowsee this animation in the resource folder
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5The first step is to create an audio loop you can use for your intro and exit motion graphic. I used GarageBand to take some of Apple's loop music and put it into a 3 second clip. Then, I mixed the clip down to an MP3 file.Navigate through Garage band and play the clipA pan view of Garage BandSee the loop music in the resource folder
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6Next, I went into keynote to create an example logo and some builds. I created a simple enter, action, and exit build. Then, I published this content as a 720p Quicktime Movie.Demonstrate in Keynote how to create the various buildsA motion capture of Keynote showing the various buildsSee original keynote file
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7My next step was to create a ScreenFlow project to hold the content. ScreenFlow is a screen recording editor that gives you control over the clips, transitions, and audio for a screen recording. Each "track" appears on its own horizonal bar and you can manage clip transitions, audio and video fades, and special effects in ScreenFlow.Show ScreenFlow actions - demonstrating some of the actions taken in ScreenFlow to produce this videoShow the clip editor, creation of a transition, and the editing of an audio file.
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8I also synchronized the audio track of this recording to remove some of the noise and the pauses and stop words that happen when you're recording.Show clipping in ScreenFlowShow the "split clip" option in ScreenFlow
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9I then created recordings using ScreenFlow and dragged them into my project. Because I pre-recorded the audio, I used that as my audio track, equalized it a bit and then edited my video to match.Show adding recordings in ScreenFlow
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10I added my Intro clip again as the exit clip and was ready to publishExport ScreenFlow to file
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Get the content at http://bit.ly/ExplainerVideoContent
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