Animated Intro

Of course it goes without saying that once you complete this course, you will surely become the world’s most popular YouTuber, right? No doubt! So once you are poised to take over the video streaming world, you’ll want to build your “brand.” You’ll need a way for people to identify your brilliant videos right away.

That’s where a fancy video introduction comes in handy!

Here’s a popular channel that has an effective video intro. It’s effective, because I always know IMMEDIATELY when it’s time for me to run screaming out of the room. My son watches this channel all the time, and I HATE IT. (Save yourself! Only watch 6-7 seconds! Any longer could be damaging to your mental health.)

Here’s an example that I use when creating school videos (you only really need to watch the first 5 seconds)

You can find many student examples here:

So, using your newfound Premiere Pro skills (wait… you did do the tutorial and learn how to use the program, right? If not, you’ve got some work to do!)

First, many people like to start off by creating something in Photoshop. The tutorial I’ve got for you assumes that you want to bring something in from Photoshop. It’s really neat and effective if you do. However, it’s not entirely necessary! You can do the same thing by just bringing in different images, logos, blocks of text, etc. if you’re not a Photoshop pro.

If you’re NOT using Photoshop, you can skip the first 5 minutes of the tutorial below.

Here’s how to create the animation:

Everyone is responsible for coming up with an animated title sequence. It should only be 5-10 seconds long. Consider using the school logo and school colours. Add some music! Be creative! Make it fun! If you’re using Photoshop, make your Photoshop file 1920 x 1080 pixels with a resolution of 300 dpi and a transparent background.

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