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Quality Motion Graphics, video production services

When you’re “the one” responsible for producing that next big hit for your company, things like quality cameras, lighting and sound immediately come to mind, but what about motion graphics? If you’re not sure what that is, it’s the logos, text and graphics that move within your video. Motion graphics, when done right, will transform your video from one that puts people to sleep into one that grabs their attention and drives them to take action. It’s kind of like the difference between a poorly designed website, and one that smacks you in the face and says “hey, look at me, I’m awesome, buy what I’m selling!” If you are using motion graphics, good for you, but read on because you just might not be doing it right!
Graphic Overlays used in video production services

1. Use Graphic Overlays

Graphic overlays are placed on top of existing footage within your video to convey information like important points, locations, topics or quotes. Graphic overlays communicate information within an image or video that would otherwise not be conveyed, which guarantees the viewer will remember it. And placing a graphic overlay that corresponds with what the voice over is saying is also a surefire way to get the message across to your viewers.
Clean & Simple Graphics used in video production services

2. Keep it Clean & Simple

The most effective motion graphics are ones that have simple, easy-to-read designs with the most basic movement. You want your motion graphics to be professionally designed, but also get the message across. Use popular design fonts, solid colors, and provide your information in a condensed format. When your graphics have too much information on the screen at once, your viewer will feel overwhelmed and potentially leave the page.
Logo Animation Bookends used in video production services

3. Logo Animation Bookends – Call to Action

It’s always a good idea to animate your logo with your website address and place this at the end of your video. A well done logo animation is a great way to promote your brand, and including your website address is a great way to ensure the viewer knows where to find you online. If you’re producing a video blog, consider putting this logo animation in the beginning of your video to brand your video blog series.
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4. Include Chapter Markers

When producing a video that has multiple topics within the same video, consider using chapter markers. This is a great way to let the viewer know what topic is coming up next. It’s also a great way to keep their attention throughout the video and increases your chances that they will stick around until the end.
Watermarks used in video production services

5. Watermark Your Videos

While it is rare, it does happen. You produce an awesome video and someone else decides to steal your content, re-purpose it, and call it their own. A watermark will prevent this from happening. It’s also a good way to remind the viewer how they can get in touch with you. Just place your logo and or website address in one of the four corners of the video and boom, you’ll be protecting your work.
Be True to Your Brand when producing videos

6. Be True to Your Brand

If you’re like most companies, you have a preferred font and color scheme within your logo and your website that matches your brand. When producing videos for your company, it’s highly recommend to stick to these same colors and fonts whenever possible. A good example is Apple, they always use the same font and you can almost always expect a clean white backdrop when they’re promoting their newest product.

Bonus information

Once your video is complete, whether you post it on YouTube, Vimeo or another video hosting service, make sure to include a brief description about the video and always include a link to your website in the description box.

All of the images in this article are actual projects produced by Video Builders.

Still not sure what motion graphics are? Take a look at a recent video we produced, which is made up of 100% motion graphics:

Also make sure to read: Seven Ways to Leverage Multimedia on Your Website

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Why You Should Avoid Producing Your Own Marketing Videos

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If you needed a root canal, you would see a specially trained dental professional to help you, right? The same goes for video production. When done by an amateur, it looks that way; you only have one chance to put your best foot forward using an online marketing video.

A well-constructed, professionally polished video encourages your website visitors to stay longer, return more often and encourages them to share the news about your business. The best outcome possible, one that is easily attainable with an effective online marketing video, is when people feel compelled to not only become your customer, but to continue being a customer for many years to come.

Once you have made the decision to produce an online marketing video, the next step is to choose how to accomplish it. Although modern advancements in technology, such as inexpensive video cameras and editing software have made it simpler to make your own video, the process is not as easy as it appears. Self-produced marketing videos are best suited for personal blogs, not for your business. Here are some important reasons why you should consider hiring a video production company:

Professional Expertise

It is crucial to create a professional looking video with the perfect mixture of quality audio, music, properly directed camera footage, motion graphics, and professional editing. This marketing video is one of the things your potential customers will use to decide whether or not they want to do business with you. When it comes to video, even the tiniest mistake seems magnified, which drives people away. Video production is a combination of art and science, and video production professionals spend a large amount of time studying and perfecting their skills. Most professional video companies have the experience to know what works online and does not, because they create videos day in and day out.

Positive Public Image

Why spend your time and money on an online marketing video that is going to detract from your business image? Shaky footage, poor audio and inconsistent storylines all make your business look unprofessional and may even turn potential customers away. It is worth investing the money to post a video on your website that makes people want to use your business. You have a limited amount of opportunities to project a positive public image, so why waste that on an amateurish video that makes people want to hit the exit button?

Post Production

A good video production company understands post production and uses it to take your marketing video to the next level. They take the time during post production to color correct the video footage, adjust sound and music, remove unneeded frames and much more. They can also make certain that your video is clear and concise, flowing logically from beginning to end. Another important benefit is that a good video production company understands the latest marketing and advertising concepts, such as branding and viewer engagement, and utilizes them throughout the process.

Quality Equipment and Manpower

Interview-marketing-video-productionProfessional video production companies utilize the latest state-of-the-art cameras, computers and software to ensure you receive the highest quality online marketing video possible. Professional video producers have years of study, practice and experience and have developed an eye and ear in order to produce an effective video that will make your business stand out above the rest. Video production equipment and technologies are constantly changing, and only the best video production companies keep up with the changes of consumer tastes and video viewing habits. It is the job of the professionals to create engaging videos while you grow your business.

Save Time and Stress

By leaving the specifics to a professional video production company, you are free to do what you need to do: manage your company. They have the staff and expertise to take your video from concept to completion. This spares you a huge amount of time and worry, because the production company will find and hire actors, musicians, lighting technicians, video editors, advertising experts and music crews for you; however, they confer with you along the way, so you have a certain measure of creative control.

Save Money

Although it seems like a large expense to hire a video production company, consider the money saved by not having to purchase all of the expensive video equipment and software needed to make your video. In addition, you’ll save the expense of hiring and paying the manpower necessary to work both in front of, and behind the camera to help create your online marketing video. The video production company works with the same basic crew and each professional understands their role in the process, so they can produce your video quicker and more efficiently than if you put together your own crew. Time is money – and it takes time for a newly formed crew to learn how to communicate and cooperate with each other.

Video Production is a Partnership

You can consider the video production company that you hire as a partner to your business success. They work with you from beginning to end, creating a script for the video and then they hone it to reflect your voice and company vision. The video production company experts will help you develop a concept, create storyboards and scripts, plan the entire production and then create a set that results in a video that is professional and polished, improving the public image of your business exponentially.

Professional video creators study, train, produce and practice to develop the knowledge and expertise needed to create compelling and engaging videos that tell your story in the most effective and impactful manner. In other words, they are highly skilled at converting web visitors to loyal customers who will spread the word about your business to many others.

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