Have you ever started developing a video for your organization, but stopped short of creating it? If you’ve explored how to make videos for social media but haven’t produced one yet, we know what you’re feeling.
Maybe you’re a small business owner. You want to get into video, but you don’t have the luxury of hiring a production team. You might try to take on the task by yourself, but all the logistics – finding the best camera, sourcing background music, and a hundred other details – can be so overwhelming.
Before all that minutiae becomes too much to handle, we want to remind you of two key facts:
Tip #1: Motion Graphics Are Videos Too!
Everyone recognizes that they should be using videos in email marketing and social media to grab attention, but it’s easy to forget that “video” has a broad definition. In fact, one of the best ways to bring video into your content plan is to create some simple motion graphics.
We recommend adding a little motion to your graphics, as it’s a proven, low-effort way to generate more engagement. For instance, a 2019 Twitter study found Tweets containing a GIF (animated images) earned 55% more engagements than those without.
Basic graphic design websites like Canva make building motion graphics a breeze. Consider our example above: Everything is stationary except for the truck, which is a pre-built Canva animation that you can search for in the “Elements” tab.
Tip #2: Leverage Each Platform's Built-In Features
Examples like the one above, which has over 565,000 likes, demonstrate that utilizing text-to-speech can be a good way for businesses to succeed on TikTok.
Tip #3: You Can Attain Quality Video With Minimal Resources
Before we continue, we want to give you a checklist of the bare necessities needed to make a successful video. We think it might surprise you:
What these channels all have in common is that they are built less for highly produced content and more for videos that feel genuine. That’s why our final tip is…
Tip #4: Videos Need to Be Authentic, Not Perfect
As a business, content creation can feel impossible once you start worrying about making a perfect video. That’s why we’re here to remind you of a vital fact: In 2022, audiences want to see authenticity, not polish. Your video doesn't need a high-powered camera or a team of editors – all it really needs is you.
We encourage you to forget those pesky technical details and try your hand at video creation. It might not be smooth right away, but we believe that as long as you remain genuine, your videos will find their audience.
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No matter where you are in the video creation process, we’re here for you! Our agency can help with strategy, coach you on best practices for the most popular video platforms, and even connect you with video designers for more complex projects. Contact us today!