How To Make A Video Intro For Free

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I’ve been wanting to create a free intro video to put at the beginning of my videos. You know the fancy introduction videos you see at the beginning of many youtube videos? Yes, I wanted to make one for my own videos but I did not want to spend any money making one as it’s only about a few seconds of video footage.

So I did many research online and found many online video intro makers but all of them require some payment of some form. Well, before you call me cheap I just want to clarify that it is fine for me to pay money for decent work but I believe there are others like me who wants to make an intro video for free instead of paying.

So I did more research and chanced upon the following tools that helped me create a pretty decent looking intro video and although it is not as fanciful as the ones generated with superior images, I am quite happy with what the video I created.

So for those who is interested in how I generated this totally free intro video, check out my step by step guide in this youtube video below. Click on Full Screen to make the video screen larger.


The following are the steps I took to generate the video. As one of the resource (PicSayPro App) is a paid app (and hence not totally free), I have also replaced the steps in the video with Powerpoint instead. Here goes:

1. Create Fanciful Text

Open the following website: cooltext.com to create your logo text. Here you will find a variety of nice looking text logos for you to use. For this project I will simply create a simple text to be used later.

2. Create a Logo

Next, go to the following website: autodraw.com to draw your logo for free. Autodraw is a new tool by google and is gaining its popularity. It is easy to use you create get simple but nice looking pictures really quick.

autodraw spider

3. Combine the photos together

In my video, this is done with PicSayPro mobile app. However, I understand that not everyone has that app and it takes more steps to put the 2 photos together. As an alternative, you can simply use Powerpoint to combine the photos as follows:

  1. Open Powerpoint and start a new blank pageScreenshot
  2. Insert the photos and adjust them to the size and position you want
  3. Save the Powerpoint slide as a picture file (jpeg)Screenshot
  4. Upload the saved picture into your Dropbox

4. Install and run the Legend App  on your mobile phone

I like this app because it allows me to run and test different transitions of text on my mobile phone. You can just type some text and then run and choose the transition you would like for your text. I like the Trailer transition most. You can also choose an image background to be added. Once it is done, you just have to render and save it to the phone. Now take note that the video in this instance is without any audio and if you play it, it looks kind of boring.

Legend App

5. Install and run FilmoraGo App  FilmoraGo on your mobile phone

The final step is to install and run FimoraGo App and to add an audio file to the video created with the Legend App. This is because without audio the intro video is not complete and looks quite dull. Filmora is actually a professional video editing software that you can either try for free or purchase online. If you are interested to know more about Filmora, you may check it out here. Meanwhile, the mobile app is totally free to download and you can get some pretty cool editing from it without paying for extra.

FilmoraGO

One thing to note is the video rendered will include an ending logo with FimoraGo. While I am all about crediting FimoraGo for providing an awesome free editing software, for the purpose of making this intro video, I have used my phone editor to remove the ending logo. Please note that this is possible with my Samsung Note 5 but I cannot guarantee that it works for all mobile phones. If the ending log is not a big concern for you, then I suggest you to leave it to credit FilmoraGo. Otherwise you may need to find other resources to help you remove it.


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Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
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Victor Lee

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
Click Here if you would like an opportunity to work with Victor.

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