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An intro is the short clip at the beginning of a YouTube video that introduces the topic and, usually, the vlogger. YouTube intro videos usually include things like the name of your channel and your logo if you have one. The colors, music, and graphics you use in your intro should all be related to the theme and tone of your vlog.
Your intro is your chance to make a great first impression. A good one lets viewers know what kind of experience they can expect to have if they keep watching your video – whether it’s going to be funny or serious, for example. Having an awesome YouTube intro sequence also helps make your vlog look more like a real show instead of somebody just ranting at their webcam (not that you cannot make a great video that way!).
Making a sleek, professional looking, Youtube intro is easy. There are a lot of sites which offer template videos that are either very affordable or completely free. Or, you can make your own intro in your video editing program.
The two most important things to consider while making an intro are: keep it relevant and keep it short. If your intro doesn’t fit in with the content that follows it people will get confused, and if it lasts too long people will get bored and click away. Five seconds is the ideal length. It can be shorter, but only once your channel gains some popularity and you need the intro less.
Here are some of the best YouTube intro makers:
FlixPress.com is probably the most popular site for creating Youtube intros. On FlixPress you add your own text into a pre-made video template. There are a lot of really good animated intros available. Most videos are under $5 and many of them are free. The rules change if you monetize your channel, though, so if you ever decide to you will need to go back and check the new conditions for using the intro you already have.
IntroMaker.net also has some exciting animated intros, but instead of text you add your own unique logo into your video. Videos on IntroMaker cost between $5 and $20, although there are two free options.
iVipID.com is a site with intros based on Hollywood movies. Pricing depends on the resolution you want your intro to have. The highest quality videos are $6.99. You can get a really low resolution video for free, but it will have a watermark. A lot of VipID videos are longer than you generally want a Youtube intro to be.
It costs $4.98 for an HD intro at IntroChamp.com, although things do go on sale for $4.98. They have a wide selection of great looking video templates you can add your own text or logo into, and their intros are even sorted by vlog genre.
Fiverr.com is a site where freelancers of all kinds – writers, artists, and even video makers – market their services. There are many freelance intro makers on Fiverr, and some of them will even design a unique logo for you. The creators on Fiverr set their own prices, and the minimum price is $5. More detailed, more unique, work tends to cost more. People on Fiverr get to leave reviews for freelancers they have worked with so you can look at someone’s record before you buy from them.
The sites above are one-stop shops where you just insert your own text and logos and the intro is made for you. However, it is also very easy to put a dynamic intro together in Filmora. There are tons of animated titles including badges and labels which you can use in combination with your own backgrounds and the built in music library to create a sleek intro sequence in just a few clicks.
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