Explainer Videos Becoming More Popular in Marketing Circles… Don’t Miss the Boat!
If you’re not familiar with explainer videos, they’re short, engaging, online videos that explain and promote a company, product, or service. You will find plenty of examples at Ydraw.
Why Have Explainer Videos Grown in Popularity?
There are no shortage of statistics that show the positive effect video can have on conversion rates, sales, and information retention, but the bottom line is this – if you could learn about something by watching a quick, entertaining video, or read a page of text, which would you choose?
Explainer videos can cut short the time taken to explain about a business and its products. They are a fun way to engage the visitors, who may not always be in a mood to go through the loads of texts available on a website. Being equipped with texts, graphics, sounds and moving images, they can give a movie like effect to a viewer.
According to a recent survey conducted by Video Rascal,
85 percent of people are more likely to buy a product once they see an accompanying explainer video.
Explainer videos help budding business owners keep tally of how many visitors on their sites could become actual customers. Although most businesses manually count sales to see what products are most popular, explainer videos keep track of what product or service potential customers are interested by displaying the number of views on each video.
Text can be tricky since there are so many ways people can interpret what they read. Explainer videos take the guess work out of explaining the usefulness and basic function of a product or service. People gain a better understanding of a product or service once they see and hear someone explain it. An explainer video helps you to connect better with your potential customer by explaining what your business can do for them and why they should choose you over other competing businesses.
Statistically speaking, stale websites don’t do well. Websites that contain endless pages of block text and images rank low in Google search, which means less exposure. This also scares away customers who want to quickly understand a product, and purchase it right then and there. In most cases, the average person takes less than a minute to make a purchasing decision. An explainer video will get their attention immediately.
According to Spork Marketing and several others, websites with videos rank higher in Google universal searches.
Animation Video Production – a new addition to Ydraw’s company specialties.
The process to complete a short 1 min 30 second video is much like the video scribing process, where creativity, technical skill, and detailed drawings play big roles in completing a successful animated video.
The animation production process is much like that of Ydraw’s video scribing and whiteboard animation process. Introducing Ydraw’s animation based video and going trough the steps below will give viewers a better understanding on how animated videos are created, and what clients can do to help along the processes for a great video. Though it tends to be a long process, Ydraw is a company that meets the needs of all clientele, working to provide the best services, in the least amount of time, for the best price.
The Development Phase
Determine the Parameters: The length, style (whether cartoon based or realistic), number of characters, if there is dialogue, how many scene changes to have, and what the target resolution is.
After the parameters are determined, there are five simple steps to completing the first phase:
- Story Development: Plan out the Plot, Conflict, and Characters to be used in your story
- Scripting and Outlining: Physically write out the complete animation production story, or outline it on paper
- Designing Characters: Draw out how each character should look
- Environment Design: Draw out how the environments and props should look
- Storyboarding: Draw out the main scenes for later use in references and planning animation
The Pre-Production Phase
Digital Element Creation: record and process the animation production vocals first. Then it is time to turn the storyboards into a video with the vocals. After this, model all the characters, environments, and objects, and then apply all the materials and textures to the modeling. Now it is time to rig your characters, test the animations, then decide where the render files are going to save and how much space is needed for them.
The Shot Phase
Assembling Each Shot: Pre-plan camera movements for minimal animation time, use rough animated solid objects to time everything correctly, and preview everything for precise timing of each shot. Characters then should be precisely animated and fixed to perfection, so everything works smoothly and correctly. This is also the time where lighting and render tests should be done, to get more work out of the way. Once the animation production is completely rendered and everything is spot on, do the final rendering for the final images.
The Post-Production Phase
The Final Touches: replace the animation with the renders, add layers of background and sound effects, have a composer write a score or find royalty-free music to accompany the animation production, combine the music an sounds to balance the video, and add titles, credits, and combined picture with sound.
Now That the 4 Phases are finished, the animation video is ready to be released. Ydraw’s animation production is precise, detailed, and worked to perfection. Who would have thought it took so many processes to make a simple clip of an animation video?
Tutorial Videos are informative but seldom interesting. With video scribing on the rise, audiences are more compelled to watch a Ydraw video.
Tutorial videos get the most views when they are informative and entertaining. With complicated information, it is important to make a tutorial video easy to understand. Viewers want three things when watching a tutorial video: memorable visuals, fast viewing, and valuable information.
To get more views, be creative. Do not use the same old homemade tutorial video format. Video scribing is a great way to be out of the box. Drawing while learning is not yet mainstream, but soon will become so. Think of a different video setting, use color–something that catches the eye to keep audiences interested. It is very important for the eyes to be engaged at all times.
People do not want to sit and watch a tutorial video for more than 3 minutes. Make sure to keep info videos short and to the point. Loading time of a video should be speedy, as people do not like to wait for videos to load.
Informative videos should have precise information, taking out all the unneeded filler words. Being short, to the point, but at the same time light and fun is important. People love to laugh and smile, so while preparing info, use some personality. Have a little fun, make a little noise, just make sure you don’t make chaos.
Making a tutorial video mainstream can be complicated, but with the right tools, a person can get their videos to the top of any search engine. Get creative, maybe even use a video scribing company, be original, informative, and to the point. There are plenty of things that you can do in order to get great, new, and fresh content, and coming up with those ideas will increase your views and leads.