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What's the best application to create a simple business video in...??

Community Beginner ,
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 14, 2016

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Hi

Just after a bit of advice...

I'm looking to create a simple business video which describes what we do and summarises our website in less than 60 seconds.

I would like it to include photos and illustrations along with some simple animated text.  I'm unsure what would be the best application to use?  I've had a quick look at Adobe Spark but unfortunately you don't have the ability to customise fonts and colours etc when creating videos...

Any suggestions as to what would be best to use? 

Many thanks

Kim

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Community Expert ,
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 14, 2016

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It depends a bit on what sort of animations you want to have happen. Could you please describe with more detail how you envision this video to look?

For fairly simple things, Premiere Pro would work fine. It's an excellent choice for video editing. However, its focus is on editing and not motion graphics.

After Effects has a very powerful text animation system and is the industry standard for creating motion graphics. However, it's a fairly complicated software to learn. I doubt you want to spend a few months learning how to use it just for one video. It might be better to hire somebody to do the work for you. You can post in the After Effects forum here or /r/AfterEffects on Reddit and I'm sure you'll get some interest.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 14, 2016

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Very simple animations probably typographical, solid colours and simple clean graphics.  Possibly including a few photographs and one or two illustrations which maybe include a very simple level of animation - a bike moving across the screen so the wheels turning for example...

I'm having a play in After Effects now so i'll see how i get on 🙂

Thanks very much for replying.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 14, 2016 Jun 14, 2016

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You really need a solid foundation in the basics to work in AE. I'd highly suggest going through some of the getting started resources Adobe provides and going through this useful set of resources. Skip the basics and you'll get really frustrated really quickly.

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Explorer ,
Jun 16, 2016 Jun 16, 2016

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There are some online services that could really help you and your company out.

Am I allowed to post non adobe websites and services in response to these kinds of questions?

If not then send me a PM?

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Explorer ,
Jun 17, 2016 Jun 17, 2016

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Hi Kim,

My advice would be to give Sign Up | Renderforest (renderforest.com) a shot.

They offer animated and video templates that you can give your own personal flavor to with pics and text at certain intervals.

There are multiple templates to work with and they also offer a 1 off HD purchase rather than a subscription only.

There are more options available but I would say to try that site first and then if you want something different or more specific then get back to me and I will advise accordingly.

Sincerely,

Sean

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Community Expert ,
Jun 18, 2016 Jun 18, 2016

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Maybe too simplistic, but Spark is definitely the easiest audio/video app that Adobe makes:

And you can do it all on you iPad/iPhone.

You can switch between 12 different typefaces, but if you need more than that, you might consider setting the type in something other than Spark, then use it as an image card.

Adobe Spark Video | Animated videos made in minutes

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Guru ,
Jun 19, 2016 Jun 19, 2016

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Let's start at the end. What do you want people to do? Where is this video going? You Tube?

who will view the video?

What customization do you want to do to the fonts? Cause you CAN change some of the Spark fonts. Can you find an example of the type of video you want to do and we'll figure out what soft to use.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016

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Hi

Thanks for replying.

We are currently building a new website for our company - small in size 10 employees.

I want the video to be on the front page and act as a summary of the entire site.  I want our audience to understand what we do, how we can help them and examples of results we have achieved in the space of 30 seconds, in essence I want our audience to watch the video and think 'I get it, I know what they do and how they can benefit me'.

I would be happy for the video to included a link to You Tube.

I'm not 100% sure on the main font needed as we are currently building some new company brand guidelines...

Thanks

Kim

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Guru ,
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016

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OK, here are the pros and cons for Spark Video

Pros:

  • It's so easy anyone can put something together.
  • And it can be updated with the flip of a switch

Cons:

  • You'll be limited to the fonts of built in text. But you could easily create text with your own fonts and save them from Illustrator and then put them in the video.
  • The bike could not be done in Spark Video
  • You will need it to be hosted on the Spark servers.
  • You can't put videos inside the video. So everything will be static picts of your company, people, offices, etc.
  • It will have Adobe Spark branding at the end of the video. That could be a real deal breaker for most companies.

So while I love Spark, I don't think it is right for you.

HOWEVER, how are your InDesign skills? Because the InDesign Publish Online feature might be EXACTLY what you want. Including the bicycle.

If you want to discuss. And have a small budget for a consultation, I can help. "Sandee at mac dot com"

EDIT:

BTW, have you looked at what Spark Video can do? Here are some videos I created that I'm proud of:

How I Got Started Writing Books

On Experience

How To Stay Safe At The Clubs

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Community Expert ,
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016

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Sandee, when I went to those links, this is all I could see (FF on Win10).

Nancy O.

Nancy O'Shea, Product User & Community Expert
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Guru ,
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 21, 2016

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I'll try to figure out why that has happened.

Sent from my iPhone

So pardon the brevi

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Guru ,
Jun 22, 2016 Jun 22, 2016

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Nancy,

Try it again.

There are some times when the links don't work.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 25, 2016 Jun 25, 2016

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I concur with sandee... InDesign Publish Online... It's fun and if you already know InDesign, easy, peasy.


Melissa Piccone | Adobe Trainer | Pluralsight Author | Fine Artist

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Explorer ,
Jun 26, 2016 Jun 26, 2016

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Indesign Publish Online I must check this out as I want to make videos for youtube.

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Guru ,
Jun 26, 2016 Jun 26, 2016

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Publish Online doesn't make videos.

What it does is combine images and text in animations to create interactive presentations.

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Explorer ,
Jun 27, 2016 Jun 27, 2016

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Hi Sandee, I viewed a video on it and its amazing. I work in real estate marketing so I know this is well suited for me. I wonder if the presentations will be 'found' in search engines?

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Guru ,
Jun 27, 2016 Jun 27, 2016

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I don't know nuttin' bout search engines, but here's a link to some answers that could help:

https://adobespark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/218902267-How-do-I-share-my-Spark-creation- <https://adobespark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/218902267-How-do-I-share-my-Spark-creation->

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Explorer ,
Jun 27, 2016 Jun 27, 2016

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Spark, oh this is better than worrying about search engines. Adobes got it all sorted, Sandee I really appreciate your input its all ideal for me and my marketing.

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Guru ,
Jun 27, 2016 Jun 27, 2016

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Kim,

There is no dedicated forum for Spark Video right as yet.

You found the Spark support forums, but if you have questions, I am more than happy to try to answer them. Because it helps me learn too.

Best,

Sandee

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Community Expert ,
Jun 28, 2016 Jun 28, 2016

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❤️ love for Sandee.

But no love for the confusion the Spark series is doing for users.

I've been campaigning for a forum here, and now I have Sandee's help!

History: When Spark (Slate / Voice) started, the forums were quarantined in the Photoshop Family (Get Satisfaction) forums.  We'll get you help tho.

Recently active topics in Photoshop Family about Adobe Slate

While there's no Adobe Help community forum, per se, there is a support forum/thread that attempts to help in a (?)similar way.

You can get there through the Spark Site - Adobe Spark | Videos, images and stories made in minutes

1. Open the Hamburger

01slate.jpg

2. You are probably logged in (?) / log in

02slate.jpg

03. Find the help subject you need, or ADD A POST

03slate.jpg

04. When you request help, it just gets thrown onto a date/vote sorted pile, just like it was in Photoshop Family.  However, you might be able to see some other related articles there that might help?

04slate.jpg

And if you can't find it there - come back...  Sandee and I will be here!!

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Jun 28, 2016 Jun 28, 2016

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Guru ,
Jun 28, 2016 Jun 28, 2016

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Kim,

You did it in Spark Page which doesn't do much.

What would you like it to do?

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Explorer ,
Jun 28, 2016 Jun 28, 2016

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Hi Sandee, Doesn't do much is good, less is more makes for consistency on desktop or mobile ... I like it.

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Guru ,
Jun 28, 2016 Jun 28, 2016

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I would have been a little more "in your face."

But that's my personality in life, too.

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