Don’t worry we haven’t gone mad… We know that Canva is an amazing tool to create images, not video. However, images produced on Canva can really improve the standard of your videos.
For example. All of the images on the Smartphones included in the video above were created using the Canva App.
Canva is a free app and it’s also free to use on desktop. It is the quickest, easiest way to edit images if you’re not a skilled designer.
Don’t forget you can include images in your videos as much as you like. If you’re not confident in front of the camera you can create engaging images to present the information you’re trying to communicate. Then you can become more of a voice over artist than a TV Presenter!
Smartphone Video Tool #2
Clips | The Fastest Way To Add Captions To Your Videos
In case you didn’t know, 85% of video on Facebook is watched without sound. This means captions for your videos are hugely important when you post your videos on Social Media. Do you want the chance to get noticed by 100% of Facebook users or just 15%?
I thought so!
Clips is a new video editing app made by Apple. It has loads of great features aimed at the way we use video on social media, but by far the best feature is the fact that it can automatically add captions to your video while you are speaking.
There is so much content on social media and that’s why you need to produce the best videos to catch the attention of each user. Check out the example below of clips in action!
Smartphone Video Tool #3
Viddyoze | Create Professional Looking Animations on Your Mobile
There’s one major element of our video at the top of this page that would have made a lot of people think “I can’t do that!” It’s the Animations. Most people think you have to be highly skilled to produce videos with animations and effects like we have in the video above. The truth is… you don’t.
With Viddyoze you can pay $67 dollars and have access to a number of animations and effect templates. All you have to do is add your own text and images (that you can create on Canva) to personalise your videos.
Note: we are not associated with Viddyoze
Viddyoze is a great way to make your videos look more professional than your competitors without having to invest a huge amount of time. It’s a cloud based system, so you can log in anywhere from your phone or laptop and create new animations. Whether it’s a just an intro animation using your logo, or a more substantial portion of your video like ours, Viddyoze will take your videos to another level!
BEWARE: Some people have commented online that Viddyoze can be misleading. If you pay $67 you get unlimited use of a limited number of templates. To gain access to the full set of templates you have to pay another $37 a month, however we’ve only paid the $67 and think it’s great value.
Step 2: Check The Instructions In The YouTube Video Description
Most Copyright free music is free to use as long as you mention where the music has come from in the description of the video. Most videos have a section of text with links to the Artist that you can cut & paste. Some are different, so make sure you check each video to ensure you follow the instructions carefully.
Step 3: Convert The YouTube Video to an MP3 File
There are a number of ways you can do this but we use ListentoYouTube.com. Just paste the link of the YouTube video and download the converted track for use in your videos.
Step 4: Always Attribute The Artist
Don’t forget to follow the instructions in Step 2. Not only could you have your video removed if you don’t, but the artist has worked hard to produce the music you’re using for free.
You’ve got a pretty good deal… So be a nice guy/gal and give them the credit they deserve!
Lloyd loves being creative and his main creative outlet is Video. If there's no camera equipment to hand he loves to create short videos with his smartphone and get creative with the limitations that platforms like snapchat provides. Customer experience is another area of expertise and Lloyd loves to work with businesses in retail, hospitality & leisure to help them tell their brand story whilst staying customer focused. Lloyd also loves playing squash, keeping tropical fish and spending quality time with his wife Sarah and baby Leo.