Animated YouTube Intros and Outros
The advantage of animated YouTube intros and outros is clear: they engage the viewer’s attention much better than a standard still image or “talking head” intro or outro does. Also, they give you a chance to display your logo and branding.
One more point: if your competitors are using attention-grabbing videos to get their messages across, then the time has come for you to start doing the same. It’s that simple.
Hexagonal Sea – Your logo is revealed in a waving sea of columns.
On this page you can see some sample intros and outros. There are of course many many more possibilities, hundreds in fact, from which you can choose, all of them accompanied by carefully-chosen music tracks.
NOTE: The reduced-size videos videos below (GIF files) are without sound and may (depending on the speed of your internet connection) display slowly due to the fact that so many of them are running at the same time. The videos that you receive from me will be full-size 1920 x 1080 MP4 files with full sound and will be shown at the correct speed. Also, the texts, logos and colors in the videos are just samples. You can replace any of them to conform to your branding.
The videos are also available as 500 x 281 GIF files, which have no sound but can be used in email signatures and/or web sites.
Also, the texts, logos and colors in the videos are just samples. You can replace any of them to conform to your branding.
There are of course many many more possibilities, hundreds in fact, from which you can choose, all of them accompanied by carefully-chosen music tracks.
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Animated YouTube Intros
Ideally, your video should begin with a short introduction, 10-12 seconds long, in which you describe what the video is about, to encourage the viewer to continue watching. followed by an engaging animated intro that showcases your channel’s professionalism.
For an intro, you can also use either a special intro or a logo reveal video animation. Either way, it should be no more than 6-10 seconds long.
Fluid Dreams – Your message is slowly revealed out of a cloud of smoke.
Center Prop Cooking – A short video perfect for a cooking course.
Alpha Atom – An engaging colorful animation displaying your logo.
Animated YouTube Outros
In an outro, you display your contact information and encourage your viewers to take the next step (the “Call to Action”) and visit your web site, contact you, or whatever it is that you want them to do next.
An outro should be short, just long enough to display the necessary information, when the video is almost over, the viewer will often not continue viewing until the very end. You need to give the viewer a good reason to stay just a little longer.
You can use a transparent outro (a MOV file) that can be overlayed on your YouTube video using your video editing application (iMovie, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Da Vinci, etc.).
Here are some sample outros (a solid white background usually indicates the transparent areas).
Textfall Outro – A “call to action”.
Glass Outro – Display your contact information.
Cube Outro – Display your contact information.
URL – An example of a MOV file that you can overlay on the final frames of your YouTube videos using a video editing application.